Mark Vernon/ Simon Glendinning

This event was jointly organised with Hire Intelligence

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Tuesday 21 February 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Mark Vernon, writer, broadcaster and journalist. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.

In conversation with 

Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

A tremendous burden is being placed on friends. Friendship, we believe or hope, is elastic enough to connect us across the web of complex lives, and strong enough not to snap. But is it? What, in fact, is the love called friendship? What is the nature of its rules and perils, as well as its promise?