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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Round-table: Being Human - who cares?

3rd March 2009, 17:30 to 19:30, The Main Hall, Durham Town Hall

The art of living in today’s hectic world can seem a distinctively individual, sometimes quite isolated, affair. This raises some far reaching questions. Have we grown indifferent to the relationships of trust and dependency that underpin all aspects of economic as well as social life? Where does caring about and for the wellbeing of others fit into our institutional, spiritual, and cultural life? Can human beings care? Do they care? Should they care? How far and to whom does this ethic of care extend? Such questions are at the heart of this roundtable discussion

This roundtable is a chance to hear what the experts have to say; and it is an opportunity to share your thoughts and experience with others. All contributions will be short and to the point; allowing time and space for plenty of audience participation.

The timing of this event has been planned to coincide with the opening of the ‘Jane Alexander on being human’ exhibition on display, by kind permission of the Chapter of Durham, in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral from 3 March – 22 March 2009.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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