Upton Lecture 2023: Fake News: Learning from Spinoza

Photograph portrait of Susan James, facing forwards and smiling

Harris Manchester's Upton Lecture for 2023, given by Professor Susan James FBA, will be on Fake News: Learning from Spinoza.

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Time: 5.15pm

Location: College Chapel


Susan James is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. She has held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Cambridge, and visiting positions at many other prestigious institutions. 

Throughout her work, Professor James tries to bring the history of philosophy into conversation with its contemporary counterpart. Her historical studies aim to illuminate contemporary philosophical problems. In this lecture, Professor James will explore how the work of 17th century Dutch-born philosopher Baruch Spinoza can help us to examine questions of truth in our own time. 

The Upton Lecture is named after Charles Barnes Upton, Professor of Philosophy at the College between 1875-1903. The lecture is held annually and alternates between philosophical and religious themes. This year’s lecture has been made possible by the generous support of The Sekyra Foundation.

This event is free and open to all: please visit the Eventbrite page to register