Events and Activities
Philosophy at the Showroom: November film 'Spotlight'
Thursday 30 November, 6pm, The Showroom Cinema
Philosophy at the Showroom is a series of sessions probing the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema's most intriguing films, and discussing books that have philosophical themes (either philosophical texts, or other works that raise philosophical questions). The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city. Following the showing of the film, there will then be a short talk from a philosopher, and then general discussion. This month, we will be discussing the 2015 film 'Spotlight'. Spotlight tells the story of a small group of journalists who broke through a global conspiracy of silence to reveal the scale of child abuse by Catholic clergy. In so doing, it touches upon a number of issues that are currently topical in philosophy and beyond. To what extent are we responsible for what we do and don't know? Is ignorance merely a passive lack of knowledge, or is it something we actively create? And how can we, as a society, guard against harmful collective ignorance of this form?
More information: tickers are available directly from the Showroom website.
Film screening: We Were Here
Friday 1 December, 1pm, Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
To mark World Aids Day on Friday 1 December, LGBT* Studies presents David Weissman's acclaimed 'We Were Here'. The screening is free and all students are welcome to attend. The documentary will be followed by a short discussion.
More information: free admission.