DARE Liberty Lectures connect the curious and the experienced through a programme that has become an established part of Leeds’ cultural offering.
A series of specially commissioned public lectures at the Howard Assembly Room, these talks explore the myths and realities of liberty. The events, which include a lecture followed by Q&A, are introduced and chaired by an academic from the University of Leeds.
Past lectures have included: –
Dave Goulson: Silent Earth. November 2021.
Ann Pettifor: The Green New Deal. March 2020.
Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish). March 2019.
Gina Miller: Rise. February 2019.
Philippe Sands with Guillaume de Chassy: East West Street. October 2018.
Hisham Matar: The Return and how he came to write it. March 2018.
George Monbiot: Out of the Wreckage how communities can be rebuilt and economies recharged without destroying the living planet. February 2018.
China Miéville: The Politics and Story of the Russian Revolution. October 2017.
Tariq Ali: The Dilemmas of Lenin. April 2017.
Stefan Collini: Speaking of Universities. March 2017.
Nicholas Wolpe: Power Politics and the Past in South Africa. September 2016.
Jasmin Alibhai-Brown: What Englishness Really Means. June 2016.
Paul Mason: Beyond Resistance. June 2014.
Seumus Milne: The Enemy Within, the Secret War Against the Miners. May 2014.
Sigmund Bauman: Martyr to Hero to Celebrity. May 2013.
Simon Critchley: Is This What Democracy Looks Like? June 2012.
Tariq Ali: The Dilemmas of Lennin. April 2017.
Gareth Peirce: Dispatches from the Dark Side. April 2011.
Tariq Ali: Eight Meditations of War and Peace. April 2011.