Tag: Philosophy

TV

The Questionable Philosophy of The Good Place

‘The Good Place’ has been a welcome presence every time that it’s returned. And while it’s had peaks and troughs like any long-running show, I always have time for something as positive and well-meaning as ‘The Good Place’. The show has consistently combined its noble intent to teach philosophy and make us all better people,…

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UEA professor Catherine Rowett elected as MEP

UEA philosophy professor Catherine Rowett has been elected as an MEP for the Greens in the UK’s European elections. In her acceptance speech she said, “Now is the time for action, not words.” For the election the UK was split into twelve sections in terms of area. Norwich was in the East of England area….

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World Speech Day returns to Norwich

World Speech Day returned to Norwich again this year, with an event organised by UEA’s school of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication’s Future Leaders programme. Founded in 2015, it aims to celebrate speeches with a series of live speaking events in over 80 countries worldwide. Live streamed from Epic Studios, the theme for this year…

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Youth Climate Strikes take Norwich city centre

Norwich has become one of numerous cities nationally to take part in a worldwide wave of student climate strikes. On Friday 15 February, more than 10,000 students were absent from schools nationwide to protest the lack of government action for climate change. The strikes were initiated as part of action taken by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg…

TV

The philosophy of… The OA

A woman named Prairie is discovered after her seven-year-long disappearance, after jumping off of a bridge, and having her sight miraculously returned to her. And yet, The OA packs these revelations into the first ten minutes of the first episode! What unwinds through ten tantalising episodes are two simultaneous plots – Prairie’s life and subsequent…

Travel

Solo vs group travelling

One of the biggest trends right now, without a doubt, is travelling. Whether it’s for ‘soul-searching’, a graduation trip or just for fun, there are millions of travellers every year. I, myself, have travelled a lot – both alone and in a group. It’s because of these experiences that I want to explore the pros…

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