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Talk, Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

Brexit, Trump and the Common Good

Brexit, Trump and the Common Good


Rediscovering a Local Sustainable and Spiritual Economy. The idea of a ‘global common good’ implies four things which are increasingly controversial in contemporary political discourse: the ‘global’, the ‘common’, the ‘good’ and the role of human agency. Michael Northcott discusses these elements in light of the current crisis-ridden nature of democratic decision-making in the United Kingdom and the United States, and ongoing pressures from ‘populist’ political movements in continental Europe.

He then considers how a Christian and charitable vision of economy could combine with a vision of the ecology of Mother Earth to generate a renewed understanding of an economy that works for all.

Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh and a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. His most recent book, Place, Ecology and the Sacred, was published in 2015.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct 2018


Residential prices start from £125, non-residential from £90. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.


Church Lane,



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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality