Politics, Power and the People

Join us for the final of our three events discussing Politics, Power and the People at The Portico Library. This event's theme will be ‘The High Priest of Liberalism’: John Stuart Mill and On Liberty.

Nineteenth century liberalism has enormous influence in our contemporary politics. Our discourse reflects the ideas summed up in Mill’s little book, On Liberty (1859): freedom of thought and speech (and its limits); individual rights; the role of the state in society; applying rational thought to social problems; and democracy and its limits. But is J.S. Mill’s liberalism relevant in today?

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

All of these events have been delivered in partnership between History Inc. and The Portico Library. For more information and to book tickets visit: