Professor A C Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities, speaks to Wotton’s Society at Eton College

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Professor A C Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities delivered a lecture to Wotton’s Society at Eton College, on 15.05.2014.

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Professor A C Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities delivered a lecture to Wotton’s Society at Eton College, on 15.05.2014.

The visit is one of around 150 visits being made by academics from New College of the Humanities in 2014 as part of the College’s outreach and widening participation programmes.

Over thirty students attended the lecture along with staff. Professor A C Grayling spoke for an hour about "The Philosophical Basis of Civil Liberties: Privacy & Freedom of Expression." He then took questions from the floor, after which one of the student secretaries of the Society, Benjamin Barnard, gave a lucid summary of Professor Grayling’s talk.

Mr Michael Wilcockson, Head of Philosophy at Eton College, said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor A C Grayling to the college. It will be a fantastic opportunity for our students to deepen their understanding of this topic.”

Professor A C Grayling said: “Eton College is one of a number of schools my academic colleagues from NCH and I are planning to visit. I always look forward to sharing and exchanging ideas with students, and hearing the thoughts of students and staff alike.”

A C Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written and edited over thirty books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are “The Good Book,” “Ideas That Matter,” “Liberty in the Age of Terror” and “To Set Prometheus Free.”

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