Being Human presents

 Thinking through Fragments: Might and Right

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Exeter Community Centre, Richmond room, - 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

23rd November 2017 from 7pm to 9pm

Age: 14+

How can we use the past to think about the present? The ancient Greek historian Thucydides claimed that his work would be a ‘possession for ever’, helping his readers understand war, politics and power – but his ideas are often used to make the world seem simpler than it really is, with dangerous consequences. This event will use games and role-playing to explore a key episode in Thucydides’ account, opening up issues of might and right, realism and idealism. A performance of this episode will then bring these debates to life, followed by a talk on how Thucydides can help us make sense of the world.

Suitable for ages 14+.

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This event is part of Being Human: a festival of the Humanities. This year’s Being Human festival is taking place nationally between 17 – 25 November 2017. The Festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.