Second Thoughts Series 2019



Ollie Madgwick


From Plato to NATO: Perspectives on War and Peace.’


War is a hugely pervasive and influential historical phenomenon, and has been studied by many prominent thinkers and organisations. This talk will examine some of these perspectives; addressing the natures and origins of war and peace, what this tells us about ourselves, ethics and morality in declaring, conducting and participating in war, and a how modern technologies and organisations are influencing prospects for peace."


Ollie is a geography graduate and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He continues to pursue his broad interests in social science and geopolitics through lectures, podcasts, books and journals. He recently completed an academic short-course in the War Studies department at King's College London.


Ollie also sings in St Martin's Choir.



Contact Details

Adrian Esdaile

Priest in Retirement


01372 723 770



"Finally, whatever is true... whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things"

Philippians 4.8.

Hands Touching



10th November at 6.30 pm

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