Buxton International Festival

Adam Rutherford

How to Argue with a Racist, 4:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 programme Inside science and The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry.

His new book suggests that the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence. Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed not just by overt racists, but also by well-intentioned people whose experience and cultural baggage steers them towards views that are not supported by the modern study of human genetics. This is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

Dates & Times

  • Sat 18 Jul 4pm
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12