Professor A. C. Grayling ©

New College of the Humanities 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018 -
18:30 to 20:30
Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road

British Council in partnership with New College of the Humanities


Truth and Social Media

A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture with

Professor A. C. Grayling - Master, New College of the Humanities, and Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford

About the Lecture:

What does it mean to say that we live in a ‘post-truth world’ and what role do social media play in this phenomenon? There are many benefits associated with social media and the internet, but many serious problems are being created by them too: personal lives and public affairs can both be negatively affected by what happens in the social media. Understanding this is a key to being able to evaluate and critically assess what we meet with in cyberspace. Professor A C Grayling explains and explores this subject.

Event Details: 

The event will take place on Thursday 24 May 2018. Registration will commence promptly at 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road, Singapore 258403
Time: 6.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m.
Pre-booking is essential and places are limited. 

About Professor A. C. Grayling:

A. C. Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.
He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. He was for a number of years a columnist on the Guardian, the Times, and Prospect magazine. He has contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, and to BBC radios 4, 3 and the World Service, for which he did the annual 'Exchanges at the Frontier' series; and he has often appeared on television. He has twice been a judge on the Booker Prize, in 2014 serving as the Chair of the judging panel.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, Patron of the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association, Honorary Associate of the Secular Society, and a Patron of Dignity in Dying.