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Politics and Society

Want to really understand what is going on in the world? Join us to analyse and debate both contemporary and historical political events, in a friendly and stimulating environment, ably supported by our highly knowledgeable tutors.

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Helen Joyce: Trans - When Ideology Meets Reality

Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality. More than just a matter of Twitter storms and contentious pronoun choices, Joyce shows us that self-declared gender identity has been privileged over biological sex in... [More]
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<p>Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called <em>Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality</em>. More

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29 Aug
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<p>Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called <em>Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality</em>. More

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31 Aug

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Battlefields Under Threat - Encroachment on Significant Sites

This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between the need for urban spread and the desire to preserve the ground considered to be of national importance. We will discuss various community reactions to... [More]
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<p>This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between

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05 Sep

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Michael Sandel: The Tyranny of Merit - What's Become of the Common Good?

Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?. He believes that stalled mobility and entrenched inequality disprove the American assumption that "You can make it if you try". The consequences of this false assumption... [More]
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<p>Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called <em>The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?</em>. He

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12 Sep
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<p>Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called <em>The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?</em>. He

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14 Sep

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The First Russian Radical? Alexander Radishchev and the Enlightenment under Catherine the Great

Alexander Radishchev (1749-1802), a Russian writer and social critic, has been described as Russia’s first radical, due to his attempts to popularise Enlightenment thinking in his native country. His novel called ‘Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow’, published in Russian in 1790, recounts a fictional journey along a postal route, blending... [More]
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<p>Alexander Radishchev (1749-1802), a Russian writer and social critic, has been described as Russia’s first radical, due to his attempts to popularise Enlightenment thinking in his native country.

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23 Sep

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