Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Britain's very own window-smashing intellectual (metaphorically speaking, I hope)

Monday 29th February signals the start of Cultural eXchanges week, with plenty of events for everyone to attend. It's not just for De Montfort University students so, Leicester folk and others from the East Midlands, if you check the programme you won't be stuck for things to do.

One event which is quickly selling out is Monday evening's talk by philosopher by John Gray. A former professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and Political Science and before that, a professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College Oxford, John Gray has regularly written articles for popular publications such as The Guardian and The New Statesman as well as authoring a number of influential books. Even Andrew Marr, British broadcaster and journalist, was quoted as saying that Gray is "the closest thing we have to a window smashing French intellectual".
Given John Gray's vast knowledge and enthusiasm for philosophy, this event promises to be one of the most enriching and thought-provoking events at Cultural eXchanges. It would be a shame to miss such an enlightening experience.

Lorna Ball

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