Daniel Hill: My proposal to set marriage free

Daniel Hill, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, writes for FREER, contending that marriage should be ‘set free from the romance-killing hand of the state, and returned to the people to be celebrated where it belongs, in the religious or secular communities where the parties find their homes’.

Some photos from the FREER summer party!

Some pictures from the event, which was held at the IEA, and featured speeches by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, and the FREER Co-Chairs and Director.

Rebecca Lowe: Identity, freedom, and blockchain

In response to Eddie Hughes’ new FREER paper, Rebecca Lowe contends that new technologies, such as blockchain, which focus on transparent data distribution, cut out intermediaries, and can afford complete control to the data’s subject, should offer some solace to those of us who worry about the intrusions and interventions of the digital identity age.

The fourth FREER podcast: Polling with Matt Singh

FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chair Lee Rowley are joined by special guest Matt Singh, the founder of Number Cruncher Politics, to discuss his recent polling on attitudes to capitalism.

David S. Oderberg: Why We Need Protection of Conscience in Health Care

David S. Oderberg, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, sets out why he thinks conscientious objection in health care should be a fundamental civil right in a liberal, pluralistic society where different religious and ethical codes are supposed to co-exist with a high degree of mutual respect and tolerance.

Come and debate free speech in Liverpool!

‘Free Speech: How far is too far?’ Cross-party event in conjunction with Liverpool University’s Department of Politics, to mark the launch of Kemi Badenoch’s FREER paper on free speech. Thursday 10 May, 5-7pm. Rendall Building (432), Lecture Theatre 8, Liverpool University.  

Rebecca Lowe: Since FREER’s launch…

FREER Director, Rebecca Lowe, discusses the last few weeks, in the first of many articles we’ll be publishing here. If you’re interested in writing for us, do get in touch.

Our favourite photos from the FREER launch

A gallery of pictures from the event, which featured speeches by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, James Forsyth, and the FREER leadership team, and was emceed by Mark Littlewood.