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Speaker(s): Jessica Bland, Dr Sebastian Groes, Professor Adam Roberts, Professor Barry C Smith
Chair: Dr Hugo Spiers
Recorded on 29 September 2015 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Our ability to mentally travel in time and re-experience past events is thought to be a fundamental feature of what makes us human. While neuroscience has advanced our understanding of memory, how do these insights relate to memory as understood in philosophy, the classics, literature, and art? How is technology changing our relationship to memory? What visions do we have from science fiction to guide us?
Jessica Bland is Principal Researcher in Policy and Research at Nesta.
Sebastian Groes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Roehampton.
Adam Roberts is a science fiction novelist and Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, London.
Barry Smith is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Philosophy at Birkbeck.
Hugo Spiers is Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at UCL.
The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.