14 Feb 2020
18.30 – 19.45
BP Lecture Theatre
British Museum, Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
Is it OK to have children?
Given what we know about the future of the planet, is having children a matter of consumer choice, of political conviction, or something an authority will eventually decide for us? Meehan Crist explores the debate about the ethics of childbearing in the age of climate crisis.
Meehan Crist is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. She is a founding member of NeuWrite and the host of Convergence: a show about the future.
The annual London Review of Books Winter Lectures showcases the LRB’s lively, radical, witty and stimulating agenda through a series of talks by leading scholars and authors. The 11th year of the series features lectures by Colin Burrow, Meehan Crist and Richard Lloyd Parry.
Also coming up in February:
An evening with Anne Enright, Thursday 27 February at 7 p.m.
Anne Enright’s latest novel, Actress, tells the story of the relationship between the Irish theatre legend Katherine O’Dell and her daughter, Norah. Early stardom in Hollywood, triumphs and tragedies on the stages of Dublin and London, and a career unravelling into infamy and eventual insanity, are vividly evoked in a brilliant novel about mothers, daughters, secrets and the corrosiveness of fame. Anne Enright, the author of six previous novels including the Booker Prize-winning The Gathering, will be in conversation with Andrew O’Hagan, the LRB’s editor-at-large, right, and the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, most recently The Secret Life.