Speaker: Professor John Gray
Chair: Dr Simon Glendinning
This event was recorded on 19 February 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century science became the vehicle for an assault on death. The power of knowledge was summoned to free humans of their mortality. Science was used against science and became a channel for faith. John Gray is most recently the acclaimed author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, and Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals.