Knowing who and what to believe is getting harder. Conspiracy theories, social media and populist politicians are just three factors making the truth harder to find. Join Tim Bull and Peter Crumpler as they discuss these issues and advise on how to not only survive truth decay, but also thrive in a post-truth world. 

Part lecture and part interactive discussion, this session will explore a matter highly topical for our current times. An increasingly prevalent phenomenon, fake news impacts all of us and has widespread social, political and cultural ramifications. On 23 February, 7.30 - c.9pm, Tim Bull and Peter Crumpler will examine some of the consequences of fake news and the spread of disinformation. Drawing upon contemporary events and news stories, this session will aim to provide clarity and guidance on how to navigate through such a complex and widespread issue. 

This talk will be held online via Zoom. If you'd like to attend the event but are not free to join us live online, please do buy a ticket and you'll receive a link to the recording the following day.

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About the Speakers: 

The Revd. Dr. Tim Bull

Tim Bull is an Anglican Priest serving as a Canon of St Albans Cathedral and as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of St Albans. Previously Tim has been a country vicar, a trainer in church leadership, a chartered software engineer, and a university lecture in computer science. He has degrees from Oxford and Cambridge in mathematics and theology, respectively. He gained a PhD from Durham in software engineering and a second PhD from King’s College London in theology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists and was elected in 2015 to the Church of England’s governing General Synod. His interests include the phenomenon of post trust and disinformation.

Rev. Peter Crumpler

Peter Crumpler trained as a journalist and worked in communications for local government and the energy industry in the UK and overseas. He was Director of Communications for the Church of England from 2004 to 2011, and previously served in a similar role for St Albans diocese. He is a self-supporting priest in St Albans and writes and broadcasts on a range of topics including post-truth and disinformation. He is the author of ‘Responding to Post-truth’ (Grove Books).

Clergy and Reader Training Grants:

Starting in January 2022, we are very pleased to be able to offer clergy and Readers in the diocese of St Albans complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups.

To sign up for this event, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place