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How Not To Be Wrong: the art of changing your mind


Contributor(s): James O’Brien | Join us for this event with LSE alumnus and writer and broadcaster James O’Brien who will talking about his new book, How Not To Be Wrong. In How Not To Be Wrong, James puts himself under the microscope, laying open his personal beliefs and opinions on everything from racial prejudice to showing emotions, from fat-shaming to tattoos, as he digs up the real reasons – often irrational or unconscious – behind them. James airs the toxic masculinity and traditional “stiff upper lip” attitude that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that led him to question his views and continually explore new perspectives. How Not to Be Wrong also includes thought-provoking exchanges on unconscious bias, privilege and the right to be wrong, with some of his most popular interview guests, such as Akala, George The Poet and Malcolm Gladwell. James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose journalism has appeared everywhere from the TLS to the Daily Mirror. Best known for his daily current affairs programme on the radio station LBC, with over 1.2 million weekly listeners, he has also presented and appeared on a variety of TV shows including Newsnight and Have I Got News For You? His first book, How To Be Right, was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Political Book by a non-politician. You can order the book, How Not To Be Wrong, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney. Ella Whiteley is a Fellow in LSE’s Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method. Prior to joining the department Ella worked for 'The Invisible Labour Project' at Cambridge University, where they researched the unpaid and undervalued work conducted in academia. Ella’s research interests include political philosophy, the philosophy of biology, and ethics. The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (@LSEPhilosophy) at LSE was founded by Professor Sir Karl Popper in 1946, and remains internationally renowned for a type of philosophy that is both continuous with the sciences and socially relevant. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEJamesOBrien


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