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Being Human: A Life Well Lived

As part of the Being Human national festival of the humanities, Sheffield Cathedral is pleased to be working in partnership with the University of Sheffield to host two exciting and contrasting events. 

From philosophy in pubs, history in coffeehouses, classics on social media and language lessons on street corners – the Being Human festival provides new ways to experience how the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives. Being Human demonstrates the strength and diversity of the humanities, and how they can help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.


A Life Well Lived

Admission is free but booking is required.

What do we mean when we talk about a ‘good life’ when a good life for us isn’t necessarily good for others? Is this an ethical question, a collective one which looks at our role within society, or is it an individual dilemma? In discussion, Angie Hobbs, professor for the public understanding of philosophy at the University of Sheffield speaks for the human, while Robert McKay, senior lecturer in the School of English, provides a perspective based on his work on human-animal relations. Canon Keith Farrow of Sheffield Cathedral offers a Christian perspective to what promises to be a fascinating debate.