06

Dec

Mythology and music

Meera is a flautist, originally from Warrington, she trained at the RNCM and the Royal College. She, and a harpist (name TBC), will perform a number of works which link to myths. She will explain the relationship between music and mythology and her interest in the pieces chosen

 Meera Maharaj
 06/12/2021, 7:30PM
07

Feb

The Philosophy of the Law

Andrew lives in Lymm. In his talk, he will discuss topics in the philosophy of law. This is that part of philosophy, which addresses the place of law in society - what law is, what it should be and whether we have any moral obligation to comply with its requirements

 Andrew Grantham QC
 07/02/2022, 7:30PM
07

Mar

The cultural history of public transport and its current place in British life

Lynsey Hanley teaches at Liverpool John Moores University and is a writer: the author of Estates: an Intimate History and Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide. She has recently written on the current question of the North/ South divide and is regular writer for The Guardian.

 Lynsey Hanley
 07/03/2022, 7:30PM
04

Apr

‘Machiavelli and the princes of Renaissance Europe’

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) enjoyed an active career in public service but an accusation of involvement in a political conspiracy forced him into premature retirement and he channelled his energies into writing. Early in his career he had been employed as secretary to Florentine diplomatic missions. This allowed him to witness and reflect on the actions of rulers of non- republican states and the result duly appeared as The Prince. Stella will identify the individuals to which Machiavelli alludes and explore the recent history behind his text.

 Dr Stella Fletcher
 04/04/2022, 7:30PM