Philosophy Now 2012 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity
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Many thanks to everyone for all the nominations you sent in for Philosophy Now’s 2012 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. We are very happy to announce that this year’s winner is Dr Ben Goldacre. The award will be mainly for his book, blog and long-running newspaper column on Bad Science. The Award will be presented on November 13th at Conway Hall in central London, and Ben Goldacre will then give a short acceptance talk.
The event will be combined with Philosophy For All’s annual George Ross Memorial Lecture, which this year will be given by the author Lesley Chamberlain on “A Goethean in Postmodern London”.
The event will be free and everyone is welcome, but do please get a free electronic ticket from the Eventbrite website to give us some idea how many people are coming! Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be a wine and cheese reception afterwards.
6:30pm Doors open
7:00pm Lesley Chamberlain “A Goethean in Postmodern London”
8:15pm Award Ceremony followed by talk by Dr Ben Goldacre
9:00pm Wine and Cheese reception
The event will be held in the Main Hall at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Nearest tube station: Holborn. Next nearest: Chancery Lane and Russell Square.
The winner of the 2011 Award was Dr Mary Midgley. Philosophy Now Editor Rick Lewis described the purpose of the Award in this article in The Telegraph: ‘The world’s biggest problem is stupidity’.