Times columnist David Aaronovitch to speak at Bedfordshire

Thu 22 February, 2018
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The University of Bedfordshire will welcome The Times columnist David Aaronovitch to the Luton campus on Thursday 1 March.

David will give a lecture called Are we living in the age of conspiracy theory? addressing the causes that can lead to conspiracy theories being able to flourish, especially in an age when traditionally- trusted sources of information are routinely undermined and fake news is easily shared online.

As well as being a former president of the National Union of Students, David was also a communist, but is now a radical moderate. He is also a broadcaster and author.

David’s lecture is the first in this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Public Policy Lecture Series, which are designed to improve the public understanding of politics and to foster debate on current affairs.

The series also aims to encourage students to consider taking an active role in politics in their future lives through giving them access to the insights of current and former public servants who are world-class experts in their field.

Agenda:

  • 5.30pm: Arrival, tea and coffee, Café Neo, Luton campus
  • 6pm: Lecture commences
  • After the lecture: Drinks and light refreshments

Free tickets can be ordered here.

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