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This House Believes That Big Brother is Watching Us

  • The Hist Graduates' Memorial Building, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (map)

We used to be free. Now, in a world of big data, surveillance capitalism, corporate propaganda and endlessly evolving technology, it can start to feel like we sacrificed our privacy for progress. Are we truly free, or have we handed control of our lives to a global elite who seek only to maximise profits? Has the preserve of science fiction become reality, or have we exaggerated the dystopian aspects of our modern world? Was George Orwell right? Is Big Brother really watching us?

Join the Hist as we delve into this very question for our annual Fresher’s week debate. See some of our very best speakers avoid being sent to Room 101, as they keep the Thought Police at bay with the power of discourse! (I’ll stop with the 1984 puns now)

7.30 PM. The GMB. Be there. Big Brother will know.

Earlier Event: September 4
Tote Bag Designing
Later Event: September 4
Angel of History Night w/ The Hist