Politics, Power and the People

Continuing our Politics, Power and the People series, we invite you to our lecture and discussion on 'The Monster of Malmesbury': Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan.

Thomas Hobbes, a timid man, sought peace and order in the tumultuous seventeenth century. Strong government was his answer: to ‘hold every man in awe of it’. Otherwise violence, chaos predominates ‘… and the life of Man would be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short’. The author of Leviathan (1651) was vilified in his own time and neglected in ours. Why?

The format is a 1 hour lecture followed by tea, cake and casual discussion.

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