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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study


Despite COVID-19, the IAS plans to hold a full programme of virtual lectures and seminars. Further events will be added to this page as they are scheduled.

Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life. (Conference)

12th July 2016, 13:00 to 17:30, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

This international conference, which takes place on 12th - 14th July 2016, celebrates the IAS’s 10th Anniversary. The conference focuses on issues of Evidence, in accord with the IAS’s annual research theme for 2015-16.

The conference follows the model of the IAS's successful 2014 conference, and as well as drawing delegates from around the world, the conference welcomes former IAS Fellows back to Durham to consider the evidential aspects of the annual themes under which they undertook Fellowships in Durham. These themes include: The Legacy of Charles Darwin; Modelling; Being Human; Water; Futures; Time, Light and Emergence.

13 panels and roundtables will take place over the duration of the conference including keynotes from Professor Monica Grady (Open University) and Professor Penny Harvey (University of Manchester).

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