MEMORIES AND DREAMS – THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
KR SALON CAMBRIDGE – Chapel 500 Celebrations Day I
27 Oct 2015
‘Memories and Dreams’ is an exciting evening of talks, music and poetry. Set in the stunning chapel of King’s College Cambridge, the event will help to unwrap our fascination with collecting and borrowing, as well as exploring what meaning the memories we collect may hold for the future.
“This is a dark romp through miscellanea of the macabre, our hand held by a true exquisite” (Derren Brown, on Viktor Wynd)
– Viktor Wynd, Chancellor of the Last Tuesday Society
– David Starkey, Historian
– Nicolette Zeeman, Fellow in English, King’s College
– Charles Ogilvie, Artist
– Jennifer Thorp, Poet
– Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
HOW FAR AHEAD SHOULD SOCIETY THINK?
KR SALON CAMBRIDGE – Chapel 500 Celebrations Day II
28 Oct 2015
Commemorating 500 years of the King’s Chapel, the King’s Review is hosting a panel debate about the prospects for long-term thinking in an era of political and economic life riddled with chronic short-termism.
From systemic financial crises to human-driven climate change, there is a growing acknowledgement that short-sightedness could prove deeply destructive to human well-being, and even catastrophic. But while critiques of short-termism in our political and economic life proliferate in the press, scholarship, and across social movements, what kind of ‘long-termism’ will we create in its place?
With guest speakers:
– Paul Mason, Journalist, Channel 4 Economics Editor
– Henrietta Moore, Director of UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity
– John Dunn, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, King’s College, Cambridge
– Simon Caney, Professor of Political Theory, Oxford
– Jim Hall, Director of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute
– Dalamuzi Mhlanga, Oxford, Entrepreneur
– Ryan Rafaty, PhD candidate in Politics, King’s College, Cambridge