Media appearances and talks

This is the Media appearances and talks section of my website. Here you will find a collection of some of the public appearances, philosophy lectures, and television interviews that I have accumulated in my career to date. For archiving of my some of local radio appearances, you can check out my Soundcloud account here.

Philosophy for Our Times Podcast, 'The Illusion of Sense' with Hilary Lawson, Rupert Read, and Ophelia Deroy

From bats to beetles, animals sense the world differently in order to survive. Yet we think seeing and feeling tell us how things really are. Might our senses be radically limited? Are science and logic routes to escape our sensory limitations, or is feeling the rain on our skin the closest we get to truth?

Cognitive neuroscientist Ophelia Deroy, philosopher and author of Philosophy for Life Rupert Read, and closure theorist Hilary Lawson confront the limits of perception.

Seeding a civilisation to succeed this one

I gave this talk at the Climate and Apocalypse conference on June 29, 2017. This is one of the more intense presentations I've given. In it I consider reasons why our society may well fail to address the ecological crises in time, and what this would mean for possible future societies.

Rupert Read discusses Jeremy Corbyn's victory

Here is a speech I gave at Emannuel College to the Cambridge Green Party, in which I reflect on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership election and what this means for the Green Party. I have subsequently published a number of blog pieces discussing this issue. For example, this piece in The Ecologist, and this piece co-authored with Baroness Jenny Jones in the ibtimes.

Thanks to Antony Carpen for filming.

2015 Cambridge Green Party manifesto launch

Here is BBC Look East's coverage of the Cambridge Green Party's local manifesto launch. The full manifesto can be accessed here. The manifesto was launched in the run up to the 2015 General Election, where I stood as the MP-candidate for Cambridge.

Cambridge Union General Election Hustings 2015

There were many General Election hustings in Cambridge during the 2015 campaign. But this was definitely one of my favorites. Ultimately I achieved 4,109 votes for the Green Party in 2015 (7.9% of votes cast).

Wittgenstein and the Illusion of ‘Progress’

Here is my talk at the Royal Institute of Philosophy on 24/10/2014.

The talk subsequently formed the basis for a paper of mine, “Wittgenstein and the Illusion of ‘Progress’: On Real Politics and Real Philosophy in a World of Technocracy” in Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 78, (2016): 265-284. The full paper can be accessed via my ResearchGate

2014 Eastern Region Green Party Euro Campaign Launch

Here is a video of the Green Party launching our Eastern manifesto for the 2014 European Parliamentary elections, where I stood as the lead MEP candidate. We were fortunate enough to have Green Party leader Natalie Bennett present for the launch, along with other Green MEP candidates on the Eastern list: Mark Ereira-Guyer, Fiona Radic and Marc Scheimann. In the end together we achieved 133,331 votes (8.5% of votes cast), which was frustratingly close to getting me elected to the European Parliament as one of the Eastern region's 7 MEPs.


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