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February 2020

Immigration Detention

18 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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We explore the philosophy and politics of immigration detention and ask whether the state should be allowed indefinitely detain people who have committed no crime.

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The Philosophers’ Book Club: Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman

25 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

From bicycles and wooden legs to dualism and the nature of reality, O’Brien’s absurdist tale is rich with philosophical themes (and footnotes).

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March 2020

Nature/Nurture

7 March | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Everyone agrees that nature and nurture are essential ingredients in human development. So why do so many researchers disagree, and what do they disagree about?

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A Right to a Free Press?

9 March | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

Is there a right to a free press? Why does press freedom matter to democracy? We explore the nature and limits of a free press.

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The Musical Mind

17 March | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

How deep does music go in human history? What role does it play in our evolution? Is it something we share with other animals?

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Mary Midgley and Why She Matters

24 March | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

We celebrate philosopher Mary Midgley, whose writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world.

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Anti-vaxxers and Other Medical Sceptics

31 March | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map

With record numbers of measles cases emerging and declining vaccination rates, we discuss the causes of and cures for this distrust in medical expertise.

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