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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 BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer