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Dr Rowan Williams

Distinguished Lecture Series - Ethics and Empathy: What Do We Know About Each Other?

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Dr Rowan Williams is Master at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was Archbishop of Canterbury, 2002-12.

  • From: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Having spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively, Dr Williams returned to Cambridge to take up the mastership of Magdalene College on 1 January 2013.

Dr Williams is a noted poet and translator of poetry. He has also published studies and writings on a wide range of theological, historical and political themes.

Dr Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury, 2002-2012.

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Lecture synopsis:
It's often now said that empathy is the key to understanding the roots of ethical behaviour, and that neuroscience can give us clues about moral education. Is it that simple? This lecture explored developments in the discussion of empathy and suggested that – while the science of empathy is intriguing and challenging – we still need some deeper philosophical questioning in our ethical reasoning.

Watch a video of Dr Rowan Williams' lecture here:

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Dr Rowan Williams
Dr Rowan Williams

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Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

Past event

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