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Ralph Miliband Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 8 November 2005
Time: 6.30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Zygmunt Bauman
Chair: Professor David Held

The legacy of Ralph Miliband stands for a momentous challenge confronted by intellectuals of his time, for whom the purpose of thought was to make the world better than found. As hoped, the leap towards liberty, equality and fraternity would finally reach its socialist destination. Must, however, the hopes of emancipation follow the fate of the 'historical agent'?

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 - Each Time Unique (PDF)

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