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  1. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today

    7:30pm Thursday 10 December 2020The King's Arms
  2. Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

    Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs — both traditional and new — remain surprisingly popular. Where did these superstitions come from, and why do they persist today?

    7:30pm Friday 15 May 2020The Britons Protection
  3. Denialism — What’s the Alternative?

    Keith Kahn-Harris argues that to really understand denialism, we have to face up to what he calls 'the deniers alternative'. In thinking about how to combat denialism, we have to consider whether a world without it might not be a truth-filled utopia, but something even worse.

    7:45pm Thursday 20 February 2020The Britons Protection
  4. Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

    In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream. How did we get here?

    7:30pm Thursday 23 January 2020The King's Arms
  5. The AI Does Not Hate You

    The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else. This is a talk about AI and AI risk. Along the way, we discover how a more rational approach to life could be what saves us all.

    7:30pm Monday 16 December 2019The King's Arms
  6. Fascist Thought in Britain: Past & Present

    Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today

    7:30pm Thursday 14 November 2019The Britons Protection
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