Thomas Penny, the 2021 Swarmore Lecturer, has worked as a journalist for 29 years, most recently as UK political correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering four…
Exploring the Swarthmore Lecture 2021: open to new light?
19:00 - 20:30
‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion,
One of three sessions exploring the key themes of the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture: Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth by Thomas Penny
Open to new light?
In an era of “fake news” and wilful misdirection, it’s hard to know who to trust. Faced with an overwhelming barrage of information, how do we find our way to the truth? Are we open to listening and learning from different people and hearing a range of voices, or do we stick to those we know? It’s not the first time Quakers have encountered campaigns of misinformation; can we learn from our past experience? How can we change the way we consume media to ensure we are open to new light?
All times given are UK time.
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