6pm– 7pm, Thursday 31 October

Two Cultures? FR Leavis on CP Snow

Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Leavis’s notorious critique of Snow on ‘the two  cultures’ was thought at the time to be too aggressive and personal. but it can also be seen to
exemplify a recurring dilemma of cultural criticism: how to get a hearing for views that challenge some of society’s most deeply-held yet unexamined 
convictions. Professor Stefan Collini questions if such offensiveness is unavoidable and legitimate.