Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

What can we know?

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don’t know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever.”” So goes the blurb for A.C. Grayling’s new book, The Frontiers of Knowledge, which seeks to expose the paradox of enquiry – the more we discover, the more we reveal we don’t yet know. How can we embrace our ever-expanding ignorance without losing our sense of ourselves, and our place in the world?

Our earlier ThinkIns on The Battle for Truth were located firmly in trust and the media; interrogating what we believe, who and what we trust, and why. For this ThinkIn, we will take those same questions of truth and trust and apply a much wider-angle lens. Join us for a far-reaching conversation about the nature of knowledge, with two highly erudite and engaging thinkers and speakers – Professor A.C. Grayling, and Rev Lucy Winkett.

You can buy A.C.Grayling’s book here.


EDITOR and invited experts

James Harding
Editor and Co-founder

A. C. Grayling
Founder and Principal of New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford

The Revd Lucy Winkett
Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly