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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 22

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari
Chair: John Gray

The George Webber Memorial Lecture

In Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a whirlwind journey across 70,000 years of human existence. The array of humans who inhabited the Earth has dwindled to our own very singular species. Harari traces the momentous discoveries and upheavals that profoundly transformed societies and assesses the merits of the direction in which we now seem to be headed. He will be in conversation with philosopher John Gray.

Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 65,000 people signed up for his online course, A Brief History of Humankind. He won the Polonsky Prize in 2012 for creativity and originality in the humanistic disciplines.

John Gray is Professor Emeritus of European Thought at the LSE. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and The New Statesman among other publications. His influential books include Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals.

This event is not included in the Kings Place multibuy ticket offer.

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