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Institute of Advanced Study

Watch or Listen to Previous Events

To extend the reach of IAS activities beyond those who are able to attend on the day, the IAS records many of its public lecture events, as well as other select workshops and seminars which have broad appeal. We are in the early stages of developing our collection of video recordings, however we do have a substantial record of audio recordings. We hope that over time this collection will grow and become a valuable resource for many different audiences. Copyright of these recordings remains with the individual speakers.

Audio Recordings from 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16; 2016/17 and 2017/18 can be found by following the links on the left. The current year 2018/19 can be found below.

Video footage of some lectures are also captured below. Recordings of Fellows' public lectures are available below by Fellowship years as well as on their specific profiles pages see:https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/fellows/iasfellows/.

If you have any queries please contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk.


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Date Speaker or Event Title Theme/Series
16 October 2018 Professor Cedric Carteret Vibrational Spectroscopy: from molecules to materials 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
30 October 2018 Professor David Scott Boxing: aesthetics, semiology and visual culture 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
31 October 2018 Dr Tamara Kohn Body Practice on the Inside 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
06 November 2018 Professor David E Williams Air Quality Measurement for Everyone: sensors, systems and networks that democratize air quality measurement 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
13 November 2018 Professor David Sutton Rethinking Commensality: the sensory politics of eating together in contemporary times 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
15 November 2018 Professor Boris Snopok Principles of Conservative Evolution or the Boundaries of our Freedom 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
22 November 2018 Professor Peter Hansen

Everest: climbers’ challenge or commercial venture?

2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
06 December 2018 Dr Joanne Arciuli What is statistical learning and how does it relate to language acquisition in typically developing children and those with developmental disabilities 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series
10 December 2018 Professor Sambudha Sen The strange and prophetic observations of Hootum the owl : colonial modernity and the making of the post modern novel in India 2018/19 Fellows' public lecture series

2017/18 'Structure' Fellows' Lectures

The Future of the University Public Lecture Series 2017/18


2016/17 'Scale' Fellows' Lectures

The Scale of Things Lecture Series - 2016/17


2015/16 'Evidence' Fellows' Lectures

Evidence on Trial Lecture Series - 2015/16


2014/15 'Emergence' Fellows' Lectures

Thinking About Emergence Lecture Series - 2014/15


2013/14 IAS 'Light' Fellows' Lectures

Other Lectures and Events

Institute of Advanced Study

Scales of Governance; how we rule ourselves and each other - IAS Annual London Event 2017

Views: 93

This panel event, Scales of Governance: how we rule ourselves and each other, was organised by Durham University and explored the topic of governance. The panel consisted of Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, social scientist and leading expert in management studies; political scientist and specialist in global governance, Professor Kristine Kern, and Dr Ulrike Guérot, Founder and Director of the European Democracy Lab. This distinguished panel, representing a range of areas of expertise, complements the interdisciplinary research done on the theme of Scale this year at Durham’s renowned Institute of Advanced Study.

Structure and Quality of Life, IAS Annual London Debate 2018

Views: 84

Durham University visits London to explore the concept of Quality of Life Quality of Life has become a hot political topic, but what exactly is it? And can it be measured? These questions, and others, were explored and debated at this event, which took place at the Chartered Accountant’s Hall, One Moorgate Place, London, on Thursday, 24 May 2018. Organised by Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), the event drew upon the Institute’s ‘Structure’ theme for the year. The distinguished panel included Professor Kimberley Brownlee (philosopher, University of Warwick), Bill Bryson (writer); Professor David Hunter (public health expert, Newcastle University); and Professor Brett Smith (sports scientist and psychologist, University of Birmingham). Event chair Dr Sam Hillyard, Director (Social Sciences) in Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study, said: “The panel are experts who have variously challenged how we think about and understand quality of life.”

Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture 2017

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'Beyond Bombs and Bandaids: the prospects for peace' - the annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue 2017 given by Harriet Lamb (International Alert).

'India's idea of Asia: uniting diversity' by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

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'India's idea of Asia: uniting diversity' - the annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue 2014 given by Ambassador Nirupama Rao.

King Hussein Memorial Lecture 2016

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‘Finding Common Ground: Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and Security Issues’ - the annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue 2016 given by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA.

Interview with Oliver Stone

Views: 627

Short interview clip of Oliver Stone with Professor Veronica Strang.

“Lies, Damned Lies and …”: Is There Such a Thing as Reliable Evidence? Annual IAS London Event 2016

Views: 183

Oliver Stone visit to Durham University March 2016

Views: 5712

The Institute of Advanced Study hosted an event with University staff, students and members of the public, in which Oliver Stone discussed Alexander with Dr Petrovic and fellow Classics scholars, Dr Andrej Petrovic and Dr Ed Richardson, and explored his more recent films – including the soon-to-be-released Snowden – with Dr Gleider Hernández from the Law School.

On the Tipping Point - Annual IAS London Event 2015

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On the Tipping Point: The Annual IAS London Event at ICAEW, London on 4 June 2015.

Facing Out: The New Humanities

Views: 155

Facing Out: The New Humanities is part of the first national Festival of the Humanities: Being Human. Durham activities engage the public in two major research projects, which are based on new encounters and collaborations – between medieval and modern science, between ancient authors and later readers. These encounters produce new research questions and results in areas of fundamental public interest: the nature of the universe, human health, and the experience of literature and art. Projects are linked through a shared methodology of interdisciplinary collaboration, and through interactive engagement with the public.

Understanding and Communicating Pain: An interdisciplinary approach

Views: 191

Speakers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives speaking at the Calman Learning Centre, Durham University on 7 May 2014 on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing and the Durham Forum for Health.

IAS London Event at ICAEW June 2014

Views: 148

The annual IAs London event hosted at the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) on 24 June 2014 entitled: Lights In The Sky: the search for meaning. Speakers included: Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Dr Serafina Cuomo, Professor Bob Layton and Professor David Wilkinson.

Religion in the public sphere: a modern dilemma? The King Hussein Memorial Lecture

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The King Hussein Memorial Lecture 2014 by Baroness Maeve Sherlock. Part of a series on inter-cultural dialogue. The lecture was given on 1 May 2014 at the Calman Learning Centre, Durham University.

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders

Views: 843

Watch this lecture with Dr Jonathan Shay discussing the Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders on 18th June 2013

King Hussein Memorial Lecture

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King Hussein Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Marc Stears (Oxford), May 2012

The Public Intellectual in Classical Athens and Today at The Royal Society in London

Views: 10139

This panel event organised by Durham University took place on 28th June 2012 and examined the influence of ancient Athens on democracy today. The all-female panel featured TV presenter and historian Bettany Hughes, Guardian chief arts and culture writer Charlotte Higgins and ancient drama and democracy expert Professor Edith Hall



IAS and the theme of Time 2012/13

Time a conversation with Dr Stefano Cracolicci

Views: 73

Time a conversation with Dr Simon Prosser

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Time a conversation with Prof Robert Levine

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Time a conversation with Prof Peter Erdi

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Durham University IAS - In conversation with Dr Greti Dinkova-Bruun

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Dr Greti Dinkova-Bruun discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University.

Durham University IAS - In conversation with Dr Luxia Wang

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Dr Luxia Wang discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders

Views: 843

Watch this lecture with Dr Jonathan Shay discussing the Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders on 18th June 2013

Timed Out: Evolving To Extinction

Views: 130

This event, chaired by Prof Veronica Strang, brought together a panel of leading thinkers to discuss the intellectual, practical and ethical issues raised by humankind's effects on evolutionary time.

Durham University IAS - In conversation with Professor Simon James

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Professor Simon James discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

Time in conversation with Dr Magnus Bordewich

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Time in conversation with Dr Magnus Bordewich

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Time in conversation with Dr David Martin-Jones

Views: 357

Time in conversation with Prof David Bridgland

Views: 108

Time in conversation with Prof Andy Wood

Views: 711

Time in conversation with Prof Alison Wylie

Views: 351

Time a conversation with Prof Douglas Davies

Views: 485

Time in conversation with Prof Elizabeth Archibald

Views: 980

Time in conversation with Dr Giles Gasper

Views: 220

Time in conversation with Dr Giles Gasper

Views: 220

Time in conversation with Dr Felicity Callard

Views: 388

Time in conversation with Prof. Alia Al-Saji

Views: 669