Deborah Hyde

When?
Wednesday, May 2 2018 at 7:30PM

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108 St Aldate's
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OX1 1BU

Who?
Deborah Hyde

What's the talk about?

Witchcraft became big news in the 16th and 17th centuries. Torrents of learned discussion turned to action, and the corpses piled high.

But where did the legal infrastructure for such a mass persecution arise? Had this power already been tested and used? Deborah will discuss totalitarianism, paranoia and yearnings for empire in the making of a very bloody delusion.

Deborah Hyde is editor of The Skeptic (skeptic.org.uk). She writes and broadcasts about why people believe in the malign macabre (DeborahHyde.com)

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