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A. C. Grayling in Ely

Wednesday 27th November 2013

  • Venue Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Please note the change of venue for this event, which is now being held in Ely Library. If you have already booked places, we will be in touch to confirm the change.

A. C. Grayling, one of Britain’s most eminent and prolific contemporary philosophers, and founder and master of the New College of Humanities in London, presents his exploration of one of the most profound human needs: Friendship. In this book, Grayling examines the nature of this central bond, and tracks its history through the unique relationships formed through the ages. By looking at stories of friendship in mythology and literature, such as Achilles and Patroclus, as well as real life examples, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, and his own personal tales, Grayling uncovers major philosophical interpretations of the phenomenon, and explores how friendship still influences society today. He gives an acute insight into our understanding of friendship: not just what it means, but the ethical role it plays, how we experience it, how we use it, and our duty within it. Drawing on years of experience and his natural ability to present, this will certainly be an exciting and insightful evening that will leave you thinking. Grayling’s events are always popular highlights on our calendar, so book soon!