Will elite overproduction end society as we know it? Russian-American complexity scientist Peter Turchin and UnHerd’s Mary Harrington discuss the era of Western decadence and the populist backlash that followed.
6th June 2023, 7pmGet your ticket
To celebrate the launch of her new novel Whips, join former aide to Boris Johnson Cleo Watson and UnHerd political editor Tom McTague to talk Tory sleaze, SW1 scandal and how to write about a government that is already a satire of itself.
14th June 2023, 7pmGet your ticket
After the success of the first collaboration with Comedy Unleashed, UnHerd presents some of Britain’s best stand-ups for a night of uncensored jokes for a free-thinking audience. With Francis Foster (MC), Jonathan Kogan, Cressida Wetton, Victor Daniels and Lewis Schaffer.
23rd June 2023, 7pmGet your ticket
What is the mysterious philosophy of Perennialism? It’s claimed that it comes from a primordial tradition of ancient wisdom, to be defended against the chaos of modernity. Prof. Mark Sedgwick, historian and author of Traditionalism, joins Freddie Sayers for this conversation and Q&A.
29th June 2023, 7pmGet your ticket
At its peak, the Roman Empire was perhaps the greatest civilisation in history. But like so many cultures before and after it, it declined and finally ended. Chart-topping historian Tom Holland joins UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers to talk about his new book, PAX.
5th July 2023, 7pmGet your ticket
As social justice continues to corrupt academic scholarship, what hope is there for the university? Filmmaker Mike Nayna and philosopher Peter Boghossian join UnHerd for a screening of The Reformers – their brand new investigative documentary – followed by Q&A.
30th May 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
How can normal people resist the increasingly technocratic and soulless nature of human life? Join writer, activist and Orthodox convert Paul Kingsnorth for a guide to finding meaning in what he calls the ‘machine’.
22nd May 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
Immerse yourself into the mind of luminary writer Paul Kingsnorth, join us for a Sunday seminar on the theme of reconstruction. In dialogue with UnHerd’s Mary Harrington, we will ask: when there’s nothing left to conserve, what is the point of conservatism?
21st May 2023, 2:30pmRewatch the event
Join world-famous neuropsychopharmacologist Prof. David Nutt of the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London for an evening of conversation about the cutting edge frontiers of psychedelic therapy.
17th May 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
Philosopher Kathleen Stock has become one of Britain’s most radical voices of reason, celebrated for her incisive cultural theory. Join her for an evening of conversation about the Western crisis of meaning and how to read the myths we tell ourselves.
9th May 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
TikTok-obsessed and swept up in the gender wars, a generation of girls is struggling with mental illness. To explore why, join author Hadley Freeman and journalist Sarah Ditum in conversation with Sally Chatterton.
27th April, 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
In our age of censorship, one reason for hope might be that comedy can cut through the culture wars. In UnHerd’s inaugural collaboration with Comedy Unleashed, join comedians Josh Howie, Alistair Williams, Rosie Wilby, Tania Edwards and Leo Kearse.
21st April, 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
From the left-brain right-brain divide to the metaphysics of magic, Dr Iain McGilchrist addresses the profound questions of living well. The esteemed thinker will be in conversation with Freddie Sayers.
20th April 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
Faith, Hope & Carnage: Join legendary musician and bestselling writer Nick Cave as he discusses his new book and beyond with UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers.
5th April 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
In what appears to be a new golden age for the technocrat, UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers brings together a panel of political writers, Professor Matthew Goodwin, Baroness Claire Fox and Tom McTague, to ask: is the party over for populists?
27th March 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
A chance to gather with fellow free-thinkers for an evening of open discussion. Freddie Sayers and Florence Read will be joined by Aaron Bastani, Nina Power and Paul Embery.
22nd March 2023, 8pmRewatch the event
If offence is against the rules, what hope is there for radical writing? Join world-famous author Lionel Shriver to discuss the decline of in-your-face fiction and the sinister rise of sensitivity readers.
15th March 2023, 7pmRewatch the event
Have utopian ideas of liberation left modern women in a techno-dystopia of their own making? Join UnHerd columnist Mary Harrington for a live-streamed interview to celebrate the launch of her new book Feminism Against Progress.
9th March 2023, 16:00Rewatch the event
Hannah Barnes, author of Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children, joins UnHerd Editor, Sally Chatterton, to reveal the explosive results of the Newsnight investigation into the Tavistock clinic and the medical scandal that followed.
28th February 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
A year on from the Russian invasion, is ongoing Western involvement really the best way to end the war in Ukraine? Debating are Edward Lucas, Konstantin Kisin, Peter Hitchens, and Thomas Fazi.
23rd February 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
For the second of our UnHerd Lates Freddie Sayers and Florence Read will be joined by special guests Ralph Schoellhammer, Silkie Carlo alongside other guests to debate and dissect the topics of the week over drinks and music.
16th February 2023, 19:00Rewatch the event
Has hookup culture left women less happy? Louise Perry, UnHerd contributor and author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, goes head-to-head with Zoe Strimpel, historian, author and columnist on the era of casual sex.
13th February 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
How did the West get overtaken by social justice zealots? Join Andrew Doyle, political satirist and author of The New Puritans, for a discussion and drinks at UnHerd HQ. Hosted by UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers.
8th February 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
Is there room for radical art in 2023? Join Bret Easton Ellis, maverick author of American Psycho, to discuss his latest novel The Shards. Hosted by Jacob Furedi.
1st February 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
A chance to gather with fellow free thinkers and celebrate the launch of our new Lates programme. Join Freddie Sayers, Florence Read and special guests: Konstantin Kisin, and Izabella Kaminska.
25th January 2023, 20:00Rewatch the event
Author of Future Superhuman and Oxford University AI ethicist, Elise Bohan, and UnHerd’s Mary Harrington come together to discuss transhumanism – the idea that human limits such as longevity and cognition can be pushed back and back using technology. Is this a utopian vision of a better future or a dystopian nightmare?
19th January 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
Join American culture critic and rapper Coleman Hughes and UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers to discuss the combustion of American race politics, the legacy of Black Lives Matter, and how to tackle a race-centred ideology that only furthers divisions.
11th January 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
Join philosopher and bestselling author Matthew B Crawford for a New Year’s lecture and evening of discussion on how, during a time that seems so apocalyptic, we can still find gratitude. Let the author of The Case for Working with Your Hands persuade you that the Cosmos is fundamentally on our side.
9th January 2023, 18:30Rewatch the event
The UK’s ‘gender critical’ feminists have been instrumental in the fight for sex-based rights. But one question risks dividing the movement: should they ally with Right wing forces in pursuit of their objectives? Author of ‘Trans’ Helen Joyce and women’s rights campaigner Julie Bindel hash it out.
8th December 2022, 18:00Rewatch the event
Indie legend Ariel Pink became a pariah from the music business after he attended the January 6th rallies in support of Donald Trump. We ask him if there’s a free speech problem in the arts, in conversation with Winston Marshall, who left the band Mumford and Sons after a media storm of his own.
6th December, 18:00Rewatch the event
His documentaries are enigmatic, macabre and downright mind-bending. Join cult documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis in conversation with UnHerd’s Aris Roussinos alongside an exclusive screening of hand-selected archive clips.
29th November 2022 18:00Rewatch the event
British then American, conservative Catholic then Obama voter and activist for gay marriage, writer Andrew Sullivan is no stranger to shifting philosophies. We ask him, in an increasingly divided United States, what will become of the American spirit? Stay for drinks and good conversation.
25th November 2022 18:00Rewatch the event
Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony is at the forefront of a new group of conservatives who are trying to bring the nation and religion back to the Right. Do they represent a post-liberal future? Freddie Sayers will attempt to find out, followed by Q&A and drinks.
Doors open at 18:30, lecture starts promptly at 19:00.
This event is now sold out.
8th November 18:30Rewatch the event
Join us in Birmingham during the Conservative Party Conference (outside the zone, no need for a pass) for a special UnHerd Live event in which we’ll be asking: What’s the big idea? … do Conservatives have a philosophy?
Featuring Michael Gove in conversation with UnHerd’s Executive Editor Freddie Sayers.
The event will consist of a discussion followed by Q&A. Come along – we’d love to see you there!
4th October 2022 16:00Rewatch the event
Join UnHerd at How the Light Gets In Festival at Kenwood House in London. Regular contributor David Patrikarakos will be in conversation with Michael Bociurkiw on the future of Ukraine and Freddie Sayers will debate fact-checking and censorship with journalists Stephen Sackur and Jemima Kelly.
1st - 2nd OctoberRewatch the event
As the Covid era comes to a close, it’s time to ask: what can we learn from the Swedish approach going forward? Join Harvard Professor Martin Kulldorff, Swedish biostatistician and original co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, in conversation with UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers at The Frontline Club.
23rd June 2022 19:00Rewatch the event
On the day after France finds out whether Marine le Pen will be its next President, join UnHerd for an evening of discussion: “Has Putin killed off populism?” French columnist Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Novara Media’s Aaron Bastani and Professor Matthew Goodwin will be in conversation with UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers at The KPH pub in London’s Notting Hill.
26th April 2022 19:00Rewatch the event
Join columnists Mary Harrington, Hadley Freeman and activist & author Julie Bindel in conversation with UnHerd Editor Sally Chatterton on the future of feminism: where does it go from here?
1st February 2022 18:00Rewatch the event
Join us at The Arts Workers’ Guild in Central London for a lunchtime event with Stephen Pinker — in which he will discuss his new book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, with Freddie Sayers.
October 22nd 13:00-14:00Rewatch the event
Join us in Manchester during the Conservative Party Conference (outside the zone, no need for a pass) for a special UnHerd Live debate in which we’ll be asking: are the Tories doomed?
October 4th 4pm-6pmRewatch the event
Musician Winston Marshall, artist Jess de Wahls and UnHerd columnist Sarah Ditum, will join host Freddie Sayers to discuss whether we are witnessing the start of a fightback in favour of true freedom of thought and expression in the creative world?
July 26th 7pm-9pm, Central London Pub (Clerkenwell) or LivestreamRewatch the event
Join Freddie Sayers in conversation with Maurice Glasman, Helen Thompson, Aris Roussinos and Mary Harrington to ask has lockdown changed us forever?
June 21st 7pm-9pm, Central London Pub (Clerkenwell)Rewatch the event
As we approach the five year anniversary of the UK’s momentous vote to leave the European Union, UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers is joined by Yanis Varoufakis and Douglas Murray to assess whether the EU has done enough to deserve to survive. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 18:00 (UK Time)Rewatch the event
Join Freddie Sayers and Bret Weinstein to mark one year since the Portland riots that left the city in disarray. To this day, riots are still taking place across the city, leaving businesses destroyed and buildings burnt down. ‘Anarchy’ may sound like an extreme word, but Portland fits the criteria.
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 - 19:00 (UK Time)Rewatch the event
Join us for the very first member’s discussion with David Fuller, Mary Harrington and Ben Sixsmith, chaired by Freddie Sayers in which we’ll be asking a simple question: is Jordan Peterson wise?Rewatch the event