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Utopia: History of an idea and its relevance for our times of change

This year is the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s book Utopia where he describes an imaginary island representing the perfect society. Although he coined the word, which gave rise to a whole genre in literature and film, the history of utopias - and dystopias - goes back much further. This talk will explore our fascination with utopias and the critical questions that surround the idea: are utopias doomed to fail? Has anything good ever come out of them? Alternatively, are utopian ideas actually necessary to address shortcomings within our societies?

Entrance fee: £4 (£2 concessions)

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  • Thea

    Hi Sabine. How long is the talk? x

    6 days ago

    • Sabine L.

      A bit more than an hour. Will try and wrap up by 7:45.

      6 days ago

  • Alison

    Would have loved to come but have to practice for Christmas music. Hopefully the next one will be do-able.

    November 28

    • Sabine L.

      Hi Alison, thank you very much for your message. Good luck with the rehearsal and hope to see you next time (will organise another Meetup in January).

      November 30

  • Sabine L.

    Thanks for letting me know, maybe next time :-)

    November 24

  • Elaine H.

    A pity but I am already signed up for BPG event in Bath so can't make it

    November 24

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