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Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival

A Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary, University of London is taking part in the world's largest philosophy festival later this month.

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With over 450 events, six stages, 180 speakers and 150 bands the HowTheLightGetsin2013 runs over 10 days from 23 May to 2 June.

Dr Shahidha Bari who works in the fields of culture, philosophy and politics, at Queen Mary Department of English will be chairing a debate entitled 'After Relativism'. 

She will also host a philosophy dinner and give a solo talk on the significance of the clothes we love and live in entitled 'Fashion after Freud or, Dressing up Descartes'.

Other guest speakers at the festival held in Hay include authors Terry Pratchett, AS Byatt, the economist Will Hutton, actor Stephen Frears and politician Shirley Williams.  Last year's event attracted over 35,000 visitors.

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