Felipe Fernandez-Armesto – Out of Our Minds: Why Humans Have So Many Ideas

Award-winning historian, lecturer and the author of several bestselling books, Felipe Ferndández-Armesto will explain why we have minds – not just brains – and through ground-breaking insights in cognitive science why humans are a uniquely productive species of thinkers and what our ideas  might yet accomplish. Bad ideas are often more influential than good ones and the oldest are some of the best; that ideas of Western origin often issued from exchanges with the wider world; and that the pace of innovative thinking is under threat.

1.00-2.00pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Radcliffe Centre

Tickets £5