Regular New Humanist contributor AC Grayling is speaking next Thursday at the RSA to coincide with the launch of his new book Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggles for Liberty and Rights that Made the Modern West.
His lecture "will examine the drive towards greater independence and individual liberty and demonstrate how fragile and precious these rights are, especially in an age when democratic governments under pressure sometimes claim it is necessary to restrict rights in the name of freedom."
Date: Thursday 13 September, 1pm
Location: RSA, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ
The lecture is free of charge and all are welcome, though you must reserve a place. To do this visit the RSA website or contact the lectures department on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7451 6868.
In the meantime, here's a sample of Grayling's work in the form of his scathing review of John Gray from the last issue of New Humanist.