The Age of Unreason: Index on Censorship autumn magazine launch

When: Tuesday 2 October, 6.30-9pm
Where: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite.

Join BBC Radio 4’s FutureProofing series presenter Timandra Harkness and special guests Graham Lawton (New Scientist) and Keith Kahn-Harris (author of Denial: The Unspeakable Truth) for an exploration of the Age of Unreason at The Royal Institution.

We will be asking what happens when powerful people like President Trump and Philippines President Duterte embrace falsehoods and decry facts as lies. Are we now living in a world where reason is being trumped by emotion and where scientific research is dismissed because it doesn’t fit with the public’s gut feelings? Or do we just need to argue differently and learn how to persuade?

Using footage of real-life debates in the past and present day, Timandra Harkness and the team will run a short workshop with the audience on how to have better arguments in an age of unreason. There will also be a short panel discussion afterwards exploring science and censorship in the current global climate with an opportunity for audience Q&A.

With thanks to The Royal Institution and SAGE Publishing.

When: Tuesday 2 October, 6.30-9pm
Where: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite.

One response to “The Age of Unreason: Index on Censorship autumn magazine launch”

  1. Mark.stephens says:

    We are governed by emotion and articulation of ffalshoods as truths to suit not sure who apart from those in power and their cronies. This is not dissimilar to the church in tomes gone by of course. . One sad fact is that the truth will out at some point and those lies will be laid bare by events.it may of course be too later for the earth…☹️