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ON THE ROAD

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I am giving a number of talks over the next couple of months, both about my new book The Quest for a Moral Compass and on other issues from freedom of expression to the Enlightenment. Do come along if you are able.

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3 May
Belfast

Free as a Bird?
Belfast Exposed
The Exchange Place
23 Donegall Street
Belfast BT1 2FF
15.30-17.00

A discussion about artistic freedom of expression with Johnanna Schwartz, John Johnson, Sinead O’Donnell and myself. There will also be a preview of Johnanna Schwartz’s documentary about the Islamist silencing of music making in Mali. Part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the event is organised by Index on Censorship.

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5 May
BBC

Start the Week
BBC Radio 4
09.00

The other guests are Natalie Haynes, author of a new novel The Amber Fury, Simon Armitage whose The Last Days of Troy, a reworking of The Iliad, is currently playing at Manchester’s Exchange Theatre, and Frank McGuinness, who has written the libretto for the forthcoming ENO opera, Thebans. We will be discussing ancient Greek myths and modern moral thought.

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12 May
Bristol

The Quest for a Moral Compass
Bristol Festival of Ideas
The Watershed
Bristol
18.15-19.15

In conversation with Julian Baggini. Details and tickets from the Watershed.

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15 May
London

15 May
Where do values come from?
RSA
8 John Adam Street
London, WC2N 6EZ
13.00

What does the history of moral thought tell us about the nature of morality?
Details and tickets from the RSA.

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30 May
Hay-on-Wye

The Quest for a Moral Compass
Hay Festival
Dairy Meadows,
Brecon Road,
Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ
14.30

Details and tickets from the Hay Festival.

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5 June
Vienna

Enlightenment and the Death of God
Bruno Kreisky Forum
Armbrustergasse 15
1190 Wien

One of a series of lectures on the Enlightenment and its legacy organized by the Bruno Kreisky Forum für internationalen Dialog.

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19 June
London

The Quest for a Moral Compass
London Philosophy Club
19.00

Details from the London Philosophy Club.

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Further down the road…

9 July, Dartington, Way with Words Festival.

21 July, Cambridgeshire, Institute of Ideas Academy.

9 August, Oxford, World Humanist Congress.

20 August, Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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2 comments

    • The US edition of The Quest for a Moral Compass will be published in September. And it is possible that I may do a book tour then. Nothing,however, has been finalised.

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