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Melting Modernity: living in utopia

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Ralph Miliband Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 27 October 2005
Time: 6.30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Zygmunt Bauman
Chair: Professor David Held

To be born, the utopian dream needed two conditions: first, the feeling that the world was not functioning properly and second, confidence in human potency - that humans, armed with reason, were able to spy out the wrong and find out how to replace diseased parts. The second condition is now largely missing.

Zygmunt Bauman is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Leeds and emeritus professor at the University of Warsaw.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 


Text of Professor Bauman's speech - Living in Utopia (PDF)

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.