In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to philosopher, author and climate activist Professor Rupert Read. Rupert has organised the ‘Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News is Good News? The Upside of Down’
The series seeks to ask if there is any silver lining from the tragedy of Covid and what can be learned in the context of living through ecological break-down.
Here we discuss some of the underlying themes and also what exactly is meant by the term ‘transformational adaptation’.
Other participants include the author of The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh, as well Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, and Sophie Scott-Brown, Nick Brooks and Joanne Clark.
To register for the series you can get tickets for free from the University of East Anglia website which I have linked to here.
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Tue 9 February 2021 | 18:15 - 20:15 | Online
Silver Linings From the Ecological Emergency - Amitav Ghosh (Author, The Great Derangement) in conversation with Rupert Read (UEA)
Tue 23 February 2021 | 18:15 - 20:15 | Online
Silver Linings From the National Scandal of Covid-19 - Richard Horton (Editor of the Lancet)
Tue 9 March 2021 | 18:15 - 20:15 | Online
Making the Most of Our Flawed Education System, At a Time of Global Crisis - Sophie Scott-Brown (UEA)
Tue 23 March 2021 | 18:15 - 20:15 | Online
Can We Adapt Transformatively To Climate Decline? - Round table discussion: Nick Brooks, Joanne Clarke and Rupert Read (all UEA)
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