The Nellie Wallace Lectures for Trinity Term 2020 have been cancelled. Further updates will be issued at the earliest opportunity

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Last Night in Suburbia: Rereading Plato’s Republic in 2020  

Plato’s political ideas in the Republic have been mostly regarded with suspicion, or simply ignored, since the publication of Karl Popper’sThe Open Society and its Enemiesin 1945. It’s time for a rethinking. These lectures will argue that a number of Plato’s distinctive political ideas are well worth revival, and that he has some compelling things to say about our current political predicament.

All are welcome; only a minimal acquaintance with Plato and the Republic will be presupposed.

More information can be found on the Nellie Wallace Lecture page here.