25th May 2022
The Norman Cohn Lecture 2022
Dark Money and the Subversion of Global Politics
How money, vested interests and digital manipulation
are eroding trust in democracy
Introduced and in conversation with Prof. Patrick Wright FBA
Peter Geoghegan is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning news website openDemocracy. He led its investigation into dark money in British politics that was nominated for a 2019 British Journalism Award and the Paul Foot Award.
In this talk, Geoghegan discusses what is known of the world of the oligarchs in the current context, and considers the implications of an ecosphere in which an organisation like Twitter can be individually owned and controlled.
This event was organised in conjunction with CenSAMM, the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements.
Please click the link below to see a video recording of the event:
27th March 2019
Norman Cohn Trust launch event at the British Academy, London.
The political philosopher John Gray and other discussants spoke on
"Politics, Religion and Psychopathology: how the work of Norman Cohn helps us understand the present".
7th July 2012
Norman Cohn FBA – A Colloquium
Discussions about Norman Cohn's life and work, presented by The Pears Institute for the Study
of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck College, University of London.