A Drink with The Idler | Lyndsey Stonebridge on Hannah Arendt’s Lessons in Love and Disobedience

Lyndsey Stonebridge

£7.50

Join “A Drink with the Idler” as we chat with professor Lyndsey Stonebridge about Hannah Arendt’s lessons for living in uncertain times.

Lyndsey Stonebridge’s new book “We are Free to Change the World” illuminates Hannah Arendt’s life and work while putting it in dialogue with our troubled present. Born in the fist decade of the 20th century, Arendt was all too familiar with violent political unease. Register now to hear what Arendt had to say about loving and living through tense times. 

“Both a warmly engaging intellectual biography and a tract for the times, this is a needful reminder of what political thinking looks like when it is humane, literate and radical all at once” – Rowan Williams

“An exhilarating, brilliant and utterly original read; an iconic 20th century figure brought to life in all her facets, splendours and complexities” – Philippe Sands 

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. The Idler Academy’s Head of Philosophy Dr Mark Vernon will present a short “thought for the week” to get our brains fizzing and the discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. The event will be  hosted by Idler Academy director Victoria Hull.

This is an online event. It should be like meeting up in the pub for an interesting conversation. We leave the meeting open at the end so you can carry on chatting.

Lyndsey Stonebridge is professor of humanities and human rights at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her previous books include Placeless People: Writing, Rights, and Refugees, winner of the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg, which won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for English Literature; and the essay collection, Writing and Righting: Literature in the Age of Human Rights. She is a regular media commentator and broadcaster. She lives in London. 

Tom Hodgkinson is editor of the Idler and author of the best-selling manuals, How to Be Idle and How to Be Free. Other publications include a book on parenting, the Ukulele Handbook and a manual for creative entrepreneurs, Business for Bohemians.

Dr Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer, broadcaster, and teacher. He presents several Idler Academy online courses. He has a PhD in philosophy, and degrees in theology and physics. His most recent books include – The Idler Guide To Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books), Love: All That Matters (Hodder) and Jung: How To Believe (Guardian Shorts) – and he has books on friendship, belief and the good life too. Mark can often be heard on Moral Maze. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England. For more visit, www.markvernon.com

Victoria Hull is director of The Idler Academy, producing the Idler’s live and online events and courses.


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Event Details

Date: Thursday 25 April 2024

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Online via Zoom link

Cost: £7.50. Free for Idler members. SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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