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British House of Lords Member to Speak on Rational Optimism

Heidi Toth

November 9, 2016

Matt Ridley

The Free Market Institute is sponsoring the speech.

Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley

WHAT: Matt Ridley, a columnist for The Telegraph and The Times (UK) and a member of the science and technology select committee in the British House of Lords, will speak on "Rational Optimism and the Evolution of Everything." He also will have a book signing. The Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University is hosting the event.

WHEN: Book signing: 4:45-5:15 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 10)
Lecture: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Red Raider Ballroom, Student Union Building

WHO: Ridley is a best-selling author and scientist who writes a weekly column in The Times and writes for the Wall Street Journal. As a viscount, he was elected to the House of Lords in February 2013. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Academy of Medical Sciences. His latest book is "The Evolution of Everything."

CONTACT: Benjamin Powell, director, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3097 or benjamin.powell@ttu.edu

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