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LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR: INDEPENDENT THINKING IN AN AGE OF INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Friday 19 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Navigating the challenges of a complex and ever-changing world requires us, as citizens and consumers, to edit on a daily basis - we sift the truth from the noise and we try to distinguish the impartial expert from the partisan ideologue. It may be that how we write and talk about the world makes it feel worse than it really is. Might the arts and humanities rescue us from the death of meaning? Join a panel of Independent journalists and Cambridge thinkers for a conversation about how to surf and survive the new waves of information.

The event is chaired by Andy Martin, author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me and will include contributions from Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, Rae Langton, Olivia Remes, whose TedX talks on anxiety have attracted global attention and Sander van der Linden, co-designer of Bad News, a game which inoculates users against the risks of misinformation. Foreign-affairs columnist Mary Dejevsky and Andrew Griffin, technology editor and science reporter, will represent The Independent.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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