Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Utopia – Then and Now

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Words at King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG


  • Matthew Beaumont Senior Lecturer at UCL
  • Chloë Houston Lecturer at University of Reading
  • Nicole Pohl Reader in Early Modern Literature at Oxford Brookes University
  • Michael Caines chair

Thomas More’s Utopia, one of the most provocative and influential inventions of the humanist mind, turns 500 in 2016 – are More’s ideas still relevant to us today? What did they mean at the time, and to him personally, and how have they shaped the thinking of others?

Assistant Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Michael Caines, chairs a discussion with Matthew Beaumont, Senior Lecturer at UCL and the author of The Spectre of Utopia and Utopia Ltd, Chloë Houston, a lecturer in the University of Reading and the author of The Renaissance Utopia and Nicole Pohl, Reader in Early Modern Literature at Oxford Brookes University.

Presented by The Times Literary Supplement

Online Price: £9.50