Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good

How has humanities scholarship influenced biomedical research and civil liberties and how can scholars serve the common good? Entrepreneur and scholar Donald Drakeman will discuss his new book exploring the value and impact of the humanities in the 21st century with:

Stefan Collini (Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge and author of What Are Universities For?)
Richard Ekins (Tutorial Fellow in Law, St John’s College, University of Oxford)
Jay Sexton (Associate Professor of American History, University of Oxford)
Chaired by Helen Small (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford and author of The Value of the Humanities)

Free, all welcome. Join us for a sandwich lunch from 12:30, with discussion from 13:00 to 14:00. No booking required, seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please visit: torch.ox.ac.uk/why-we-need-humanities