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The Oxford Debates: The Nature of Evil

Julia Shaw and Giles Fraser Chaired by Stephen Law

Saturday, 17 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Psychologist Dr Julia Shaw and theologian Rev Dr Giles Fraser discuss the nature of evil.

This will be a fascinating, and possibly quite frightening, exploration of the nature of evil and its causes. Are some people born evil? Where do our evil impulses come from? Would it have been right to kill baby Hitler, knowing what we know now? If we want to avoid the kind of horrific evils that plagued the 20th century, what should we do?

Shaw is a memory hacker and psychological scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London. Her bestselling book The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory was sold in 15 languages. Her next book is Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side. She is a regular contributor to Scientific American and has featured on television, radio, in print, and online, including on Discovery Channel and the BBC.

Fraser is the priest-in-charge of St Mary, Newington in South London, a former canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and a former visiting professor in the anthropology department at the London School of Economics. He writes for the Guardian and is a regular on BBC radio 4’s Thought for the Day and The Moral Maze.

Discussions are chaired by author and philosopher Dr Stephen Law.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine