Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 22/11/2012 18:3022/11/2012 21:30Can technology set you free?3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

A Battle of Ideas satellite event

Prometheus was severely punished for giving fire and the arts to mankind, but his loss of liberty was our gain. Just what though is the relationship between technology and freedom? Did washing machines liberate women, or was it feminists who demanded washing machines? In what senses are we – in a gadget-filled world – freer today than 50 or 500 years ago? What might it mean, even, when we talk of being made free?

Speakers include Dr Mo Ibrahim and Dr Martyn Thomas FREng