Monday 10 September, 7 - 9pm
Dragon Hall Debate
Should we feel sympathy for the devil?
Part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, NR1 1QE
In the week prior to Noirwich Crime Writing Festival – the region’s largest festival dedicated to the genre – we explore questions of good and evil. What is the nature and origin of evil? Who gets to decide who is good and who is not? And how do we make sense of atrocious acts in our modern world? Join bioethicist Prof Jackie Leach Scully, the Very Reverend Jane Hedges (Dean of Norwich Cathedral) and literary translator and human rights activist Amanda Hopkinson as they discuss and debate the existence of evil and our relationship to it.
The free Dragon Hall Debates series, presented jointly by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing, tackles a range of topical scientific, cultural and political issues, drawing on the expertise of UEA academics as well as guest thinkers, writers and commentators. Come along and hear from the panel, then join the conversation and have your say.
For more information and to book tickets, please visit the National Centre for Writing website.