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Public Lecture George Monbiot

Date/Time: 11 December 2017,18.30 - 20.00

Venue: Newcastle University Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled but a new date will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Newcastle University welcomes George Monbiot, author, activist and Guardian columnist to talk about ‘Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis’ in his public lecture hosted by the Institute for Social Renewal and the Global Urban Research Unit.

A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

George Monbiot explains how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a ‘politics of belonging’. Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society. His new and thrilling vision provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.

George Monbiot