• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: speeches and lectures

Can humanity live without borders?

There is little enlightened about being ‘post-borders’ today.

Is nothing private anymore?

In this debate taster, filmed at the Battle of Ideas festival on 19 October 2013, Frank Furedi explains that the destruction of the private sphere leads to the implosion of the public sphere.

What is humanism? (Part 2)

In the second part of his alternative lecture, Frank Furedi contrasts the robust humanist view of people with the modern obsession with vulnerability.

‘Big History’: the annihilation of human agency

Meet the historians who treat mankind as the passive voyeur of the passing of time.

Does man make history, or does history make man?

Marx’s understanding of the relationship between man and history has been completely warped by increasingly deterministic Marxists.

Lecture: Leadership, liberty and the crisis of authority

Frank Furedi gives the 2011 John Bonython Lecture to the Centre for Independent Studies.