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Diversity debate at Being Human festival

Tommy Curry will discuss diversity in society at the UK's national festival of the humanities

Tommy J Curry, Professor of Africana Philosophy and Black Male Studies, is speaking at a debate exploring diversity in society as part of Being Human.

Tommy J Curry

The festival, which takes place from 14 to 23 November, is a national celebration of humanities research. This year the festival theme is discoveries and secrets.

Exploring Diversity

On 21 November, the Royal Institute of Philosophy debate will bring together philosophers to foster increased mutual understanding of what has become a divisive issue in today's society: diversity.

Tommy, who specialises in the philosophy of race and gender as well as critical race theory, will be part of the collaborative discussion tackling questions such as 'what is the point of diversity?' and 'how can it be promoted?'. 

Former President of the British Academy Onora O’Neill and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex, Kathleen Stock also join the panel, which is chaired by BBC broadcaster Ritula Shah.  

What's the Point of Diversity? | Being Human

Being Human festival

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, organises Being Human in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. The Being Human festival features around 300 events across the country, working with around 80 universities and research organisations in 50 towns and cities. Since 2017, the festival has introduced international partnerships with activities taking place in Singapore, Melbourne, Paris, Rome and Princeton in the US.

Being Human