The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

Issued: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:01:00 GMT

Event: The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship, Inaugural Dudley Knowles Memorial Lecture in Political Philosophy
Speaker: 
Professor Lord Raymond Plant. With opening remarks from Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow
Title: 
‘Religious Freedom and Identity in the Liberal State’
Time: 
Thursday, January 21 2016 at 6 p.m
Venue: 
Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre (Corner of Gibson Street and University Avenue)

About Professor Lord Raymond Plant

Raymond Plant is Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King’s College London and represents Labour in the House of Lords as Baron Plant of Highfields. 

He was Professor of Divinity at Gresham College and is a Lay Canon at Winchester Cathedral.  Professor Plant has written extensively in political, social and legal philosophy.

His range of published work on the Neo-Liberal State reflects and informs his public and political service. He is well known as a formidable Stevenson lecturer.   

About Professor Dudley Ross Knowles

Professor Dudley Ross Knowles (1947 – 2014) was a renowned political philosopher who taught at Glasgow University from 1973 to 2011 and was a staunch supporter of the Stevenson Trust.  He insisted that the Trust’s commitment to public education must include the contribution of political philosophy to examining issues of contemporary relevance in a manner accessible to all citizens. 

In 2015 the Stevenson committee endorsed his view by instigating an annual public lecture on political philosophy in his memory.  

Raymond Plant and Dudley Knowles share many concerns and interests in applying political philosophy to issues such as rights, welfare, political obligation and citizenship.  They are also both leading authorities on Hegel’s political philosophy from whom each draws inspiration.

The lecture will be followed by discussion and a drinks reception at 7.30 p.m. 

All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome.  No advance booking is necessary.  For further information contact: stevensontrust@glasgow.ac.uk


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