Throughout our social, political, and cultural lives—online as well as offline—we see increasing oppositional and bitter disagreement. Have we forgotten the virtues of disagreement in moving towards agreement? Have we forgotten how to disagree civilly? Can we cope with disagreement? How does disagreement work? Are there different kinds?
Inspired by Pope Francis’ promotion of the value and importance of disagreement, we hope to deepen our understanding of disagreement across several domains, highlight its role in any agreement, and explore impediments to healthy disagreement. Learning how to disagree better will be key to our globalised shared future.
All events are held at St Edmund's College (Garden Room) unless otherwise indicated. Events are free, open to the public, and followed by drinks.
Audio or video of the lectures can be found after the event on our Audio/Video page.
Thursday 10th November | 17:30
Friday 25th November | 16:00
Friday 2nd December | 16:00
Austen Ivereigh • Eamon Duffy
Friday 27th January | 16:00
Philip Allott • Mark Engelman
Friday 10th February | 16:00
The Annual Von Hügel Lecture
The Contributions of Catholicism in the Third Millennium to a Secular University
Cardinal Luis Tagle
Friday 24th February | 16:00
Thursday 9th March | 16:00 (in the College Chapel)
Julian Baggini • Lorna Donlon • Michael O'Loughlin
Thursday 27th April | 17:30
(jointly organised with the Woolf Institute and the Warsi Foundation)
Friday 28th April | 16:00
Friday 5th May | 16:00
Friday 2nd June | 16:00
Events in Easter terms currently remain subject to change
The image at the top of this page is of 'Love' by Alexander Milov, a sculpture installed at the 2015 Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA