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Does coronavirus show humanity at its best? l Cambridge Union Online



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Are we at our best when we are most stressed? Does adversity unite or divide us as a species? Our panel of prominent figures will weigh the impact of the pandemic and explore what our reaction to the pandemic tells us about our humanity.

ABOUT THE PANELLISTS:
Rowan Williams
Rowan Williams is the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012.

Heejung Chung
Heejung Chung is a Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Kent.

Dr Peter Frankopan
Dr Peter Frankopan is a Professor of Global History at Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College.

Peter Tatchell
Peter Tatchell is a British human rights campaigner and a Patron of Humanists UK.

Suddaf Chaudry
Suddaf Chaudry is a freelance journalist who works on Pakistan and the Middle East. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the New Statesman, and elsewhere.

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Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell
2 months ago

There has been no comment on the fight to contain the virus is a life and death issue, and maybe beyond mere policy or political philosophy. Also, data is really difficult to understand, and that being up front with warped or misunderstood data does no one any good.

AJD OLD CHANNEL ARCHIVE
AJD OLD CHANNEL ARCHIVE
2 months ago

No. Just humanity at it's most naive, gullible, unquestioning, and herd-like in thought, opinions, and behaviour. I hope whatever this is being played out for is to the benefit of humanity in the long run. Perhaps people need to be deceived in order for change to be implemented on a large-scale.

ABOVE THE LAW
ABOVE THE LAW
2 months ago

There has never been representative democracy. Only a fascist elitist system based around the concept of the crown.

ABOVE THE LAW
ABOVE THE LAW
2 months ago

Take notice the police and local councils up and down the country are abusing their trusted positions.

ABOVE THE LAW
ABOVE THE LAW
2 months ago

The lady has said exactly what has been on my mind. Could this be a catalyst setting the stage for something more nefarious?.

ABOVE THE LAW
ABOVE THE LAW
2 months ago

There is more to this covid-19 situation than meets the eye. Something more sinister.

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