Norwich Science Cafe

The Limits to Growth and Science

Our world faces unprecedented ecological meltdown, our civilisation faces likely collapse. Dogged pursuit of economic growth as an objective has taken us past the limits that nature can operate within, without mass turmoil and mass extinction. In this situation, science is obviously of critical use and importance: to document the crisis. And yet, it would be a mistake to limit our cognisance of the crisis to a scientific one. Precautionary reasoning, ethics, art, radical political action and perhaps spiritual wisdom are other necessary components of what we now need. This Cafe will ask: what is the role of science in our current extreme crisis? And does that crisis expose its limits as well as its uses?

Join Dr Rupert Read from UEA in a Norwich Science Cafe that asks: what is the role of science in our current extreme crisis? And does that crisis expose its limits as well as its uses?

Dr Rupert Read is a Reader in philosophy at UEA and a Green Party campaigner and a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.

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Norwich Science Cafe is a monthly chance to engage with science talks in an informal atmosphere whilst enjoying a drink or two.

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Wednesday 16 October
7.30pm–10pm
Venue: Maddermarket Theatre bar
Cost: £4
Age: 15+

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