Eminent Philosopher and Author visits Sixth Formers at RHS

25 Mar 2013

Professor Anthony Grayling, eminent philosopher, author and founder of the ‘New College of the Humanities’ (NCH), visited the Royal Hospital School to address the Sixth Form on Friday 1 March.
As well as a Professor of Philosophy, Anthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of Humanities, which awards degrees as part of the University of London and is an independent undergraduate college, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

In his address to Sixth Form pupils he spoke passionately about the importance of the humanities for the flourishing of human beings and humanity as a whole. After the fascinating lecture, many pupils stayed behind to quiz him about the New College of Humanities and to explore further with him the many literary and philosophical allusions he had made during his talk.

After his lecture, Professor Grayling joined twelve pupils and some members of staff for dinner and the theme of his after-dinner talk was epistemology which he delivered with humour and fluency.