August 13th, 2022 – August 20th, 2022

  1. Coffee with Brian Kernighan - Computerphile

    Welcoming back the legend that is Professor Brian Kernighan! Professor Brailsford invites Brian for coffee and a chat.

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    This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

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  2. John Cleese’s War on Wokeism

    The Monty Python legend says political correctness is ruining creativity in all aspects of human activity.

    From shows and movies ranging from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers to Life of Brian and A Fish Called Wanda, the comedian John Cleese has uproariously and relentlessly satirized politics and religion while stretching the boundaries of decorum and good taste like so many silly walks.

    Now 82, Cleese—who studied law at Cambridge—has recently set his sights on political correctness and wokeism, which he says are the enemy not only of humor but of creative thinking in all areas of human activity.

    He appeared at FreedomFest, the annual July gathering of libertarians in Las Vegas, to discuss creativity, the subject of his 2020 "short and cheerful guide." After giving a talk on the attitudes and habits he believes are necessary for creativity to 2,500 attendees, Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviewed Cleese about the importance of freedom of thought and expression for a flourishing society.

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