Racing for the Precipice: Is the Human Experiment Doomed?

Professor Noam Chomsky

Venue: The Concert Hall (Directions)

Wed 10 May, 20:00
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The University of Reading’s Albert Wolters Lecture:
‘Racing for the Precipice: Is the Human Experiment Doomed?’ by Professor Noam Chomsky.

In this lecture, Professor Chomsky will discuss recent political movements as well as electoral outcomes such as the US presidential elections and Brexit and similar developments across Europe. He will contextualize them in relation to human behavior and what seems to him to be their broader - in fact, far broader - significance. 

Professor Chomsky has been awarded the Albert Wolters Visiting Distinguished Professorship by the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. 
The School, based at the University of Reading, enjoys an international reputation based on a world-class contribution to psychology, language sciences and neuroscience.

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–17.
This prestigious honorary title is awarded annually to internationally distinguished scholars in recognition of their world-class contribution to psychology, language sciences or neuroscience.

The professorship is named after Professor Albert Wolters who was the first Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Reading (1908) and its first Head of Department for Psychology (1921).

Ticket information

Full Price: £12, £8 Student/Senior Citizen
Restricted: £9, £5 Student/Senior Citizen      


Venue info

The Concert Hall

The Concert Hall, located within the Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

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