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Reminder - Institute of Advanced Study - Michaelmas Term Events in 2017

(9 November 2017)

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

IAS Fellows deliver a public lecture, co-hosted by their College, intended for a diverse audience, including staff, students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and members of the general public. They are free to attend - all are welcome.

The last of our Michaelmas Fellows’ public lectures will take place on: 

14 November 2017, 5.30pm, Ustinov College
Dr Tom Murray (Macquarie University)
An Australian Experiment: 100 years in search of meaning
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34853

20 November 2017, 5.30pm, Events Hall, Josephine Butler College
Professor Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg)
Capitalism, Class Inequity and Education Justice in the Nordic countries: the myth of the Nordic model
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34854

28 November 2017, 5.30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College
Professor Tiziana De Rogatis (University for Foreigners of Siena)
Ritual Structures, Narratives and Female Identities
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34855

05 December 2017, 5.30pm, Senate Suite, University College
Dr Jörg Kreienbrock (Northwestern University, USA) W
hat is and to what end does one study Astronoetics? Explorations of Space after the Sputnik (Arendt, Blumenberg, Levinas)

For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34856

These lectures are free and open to all.

IAS Fellows’ Seminars

IAS Fellows also deliver a seminar within the IAS which is open to all staff and students. Places are limited and must be registered in advance via enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk 

The next seminars will take place as follows;

13 November 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town) 
Politics, psychotherapy and the puzzle of dualism 
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34842

20 November 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Bill Thompson (Macquarie University)
Music and Violence
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34843

21 November 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Mike Church (Christopherson Knott Fellow, Durham University)
Title - to be confirmed
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=36630

27 November 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine)
Is it a good idea to use iron containing nanoparticles for water treatment?
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34844

4 December 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Andy Martin (University of Melbourne)
Studying new states of matter with ultra-cold quantum gases
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34845

Places are limited at these lunchtime seminars and so any academic colleagues interested in attending, should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The Future of the University: Public Lecture series
Organisers: Institute of Advanced Study, and University College

We live in an age of uncertainty. Universities, in particular, live in an age of uncertainty. Descended perhaps from the Platonic Academy, universities used to be elite and autonomous institutions, both academically and socially.

In the face of a rapidly changing landscape, however, including Brexit, what is the university now for? What is it, what can it be, what should it be? University College Durham and the Institute of Advanced Study are jointly mounting a series of lectures over 2017-2018 by leading world figures on the university and political stages, who will deliver a public lecture in the Great Hall of the Castle. Speakers include Professor Stuart Corbridge; Professor Peter Coveney, and The Rt. Hon. the Lord David Willetts, amongst others.

These lectures are free and open to all.

Programme of The Future of the University: Public Lecture series commences November 2017.

The first lectures are as follows;

22 November 2017, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College
Peter Horrocks CBE (Open University)
The University and the Role of Distance Learning - Tackling Sector Diversity
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34862

13 December 2017, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College
Professor Peter Coveney (University College, London)
The Future of Scientific Research in U.K. Universities
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34864

These lectures are free and open to all.

Details of future workshops to follow shortly.

For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk).

Thematic Activities

21 November 2017, 1.30 - 5.30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)
Structuring Knowledges: Molecules and Models: seeing structures workshop Day 1
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34860

22 November 2017, 9am - 12.30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)
Structuring Knowledges: Molecules and Models: seeing structures workshop Day 2
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34861

25 November 2017, Times to be confirmed, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor Bennett Zon (Durham University)
Structure and Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory, Practice - Victorian Interdisciplinarity and the Arts Workshop
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34863

Other Activities

19 November 2017, 11am to 3.10pm, Blackfriars Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN
Being Human: a festival of humanities - a taste of the past
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=36805

25 November 2017, 3.30 - 4.30pm, Concert Hall, Palace Green
Being Human: a festival of humanities - Lost Voices from the North East
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=36870

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