Set on our Hope Park campus, students will have the opportunity to engage in an interesting issue within Theology which is the context of laughter within different cultures. Call 0151 291 3111 to book a place or find out some more information.
We are delighted to invite you and your Level 3 Religious Studies students to our Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Annual Sixth Form Lecture. This free Lecture is designed to supplement your students’ current or future studies by focusing an area of specialism at Liverpool Hope University.
The lecture will be taking place on:
Wednesday 4th February 2015
From 2pm – 3.30pm at our Hope Park Campus, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.
This year’s lecture is entitled ‘Is it Sometimes Wrong to Laugh?’.
While humour is associated with all that is light-hearted and entertaining it nevertheless has a serious dimension. Indeed, there are some people who think that certain topics can never be joked about. For example, the infamous cartons of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish publication led some Muslims to call for the death of the cartoonists. Similarly, many Christians were deeply offended, rather than amused, by Monty Python’s Life of Brian. But is causing offence a reason to place some jokes off limits? In this lecture we will first discuss the nature of humour before going on to consider various approaches to the ethics of humour. In doing so we will consider the difference, if any, the social and cultural context makes to the telling of a joke. The lecture invites us to consider the extent to which that which we find funny tells us something important about our moral character.
There will be time for questions and discussion after the lecture, giving students the chance to debate the key issues raised.
If you or any of your students would like to attend this lecture or you have any questions please email Andrew Cooper, Recruitment Officer, at [email protected]
or call 0151 291 3111 by Wednesday 28th January 2015.