The Austrian philosopher Karl Popper (1902 - 1994) spent most of his life from 1946 onwards in England, teaching at the London School of Economics. He made a strong case for a free democracy that is always open to new ideas, and he attacked the idea that we could plan our way to Utopia. We may like his conclusions. But were his arguments good enough? And are there aspects of them which should make us feel uncomfortable?
Please note that the room does have limited capacity, and that people will hear about this event via the Bishopsgate Institute, as well as via Meetup and via the Philosophy for All website and programme. This means that replying "yes" here does not guarantee you a place. We will always try to fit everyone in, but very occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. If lots of people (say, more than 40) have replied "yes" here, it would be a good idea to turn up reasonably early. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.