Dr Dafydd Mills Daniel at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

Dr Dafydd Daniel

Dr Dafydd Mills Daniel will be appearing at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival at the Sage in Gateshead, 29th-31st March 2019, to deliver The Essay, which will later be broadcast on Radio 3.

In his Essay, Dafydd will be asking 'Where do human rights come from?' Full details of the talk, and how to book tickets, are available here: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/where-do-human-rights-come-from-a-short-talk-from-new-generation-thinker-dafydd-mills-daniel/

'Where do human rights come from?'

You don’t have to be religious to believe that, as the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “all human beings have the right to be free and treated equally.” However, drawing on a wide range of examples including Shakespeare’s Richard III to Disney’s Jiminy Cricket, New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel argues that the UN’s emphasis on “reason and conscience” as the drivers of liberty and equality make the modern conception of human rights more religious, and less liberal, than both secular proponents and conservative critics have supposed.