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Politics Lecture Series



About the Lecture Series

Gresham College are hosting a politics lecture series from October 2023 - June 2024.


The lecture series will explore the vocabulary used in ancient Greek political ideas. All lectures will be hosted by Professor Melissa Lane from Princeton University.


Plato and the Idea of Political Office

Thursday 19th October 2023, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will present you with a new way of understanding the roles of officeholders and the ethical demands that come with them.


Ancient Greek Ideas of Justice

Thursday 11th January 2024, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will explore ancient Greek aspirations to justice.


Ancient Greek Ideas of Equality under the Law

Thursday 7th March 2024, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will discuss how the value of equality depends on what standard is chosen.


Democracy: Ancient Models, Modern Challenges

Thursday 14th March 2024, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will issues of accountability in ancient democracy.


Experts in Politics: Lessons from Socrates and Aristotle

Thursday 30th May 2024, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will consider experts roles in contributing to public debate in a democracy.


Plato's Cave: Thinking about Climate Change

Thursday 13th June 2024, 18:00 BST

Professor Melissa Lane will discuss whether we are trapping ourselves in a modern version of Plato's cave and clinging to our current way of life.





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