Open Society Under Threat? A warning from history

May 16, 2017

OPEN SOCIETY UNDER THREAT?  A warning from history
Tuesday 16th May 2017, 6.30pm


What are the implications of our shifting political landscape for an open society?

What lessons can we learn from the past to help build more peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies for the future?

These are important and urgent questions, with the UK in the process of leaving the EU after a controversial referendum, and with a resurgence of populism, nationalism and extremism in countries around the world.

‘Open Society under Threat? – A Warning from History’ brings a distinguished panel to St. Paul’s Cathedral to explore the challenges facing nations and societies today, through the lens of history and the remarkable book Darkness over Germany.



  • Dr Rowan Williams
  • Baroness Butler-Sloss
  • Professor Maiken Umbach
  • Progessor Kurt Barling
  • with a response from Professor Lord Stern
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