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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 and 2015/16 can be found by following the links on the left. The current year 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
11 Oct 2016 Dr Richard Walsh Complexity, Scale, Story: narrative models in Will Self and Enid Blyton Scale
20 Oct 2016 Dr Thomas Servais The Earth 500 million years ago; analysing large-scale spatial and temporal palaentological questions Scale
25 Oct 2016 Dr Patrick McGivern The Multi-Scale World Scale
31 Oct 2016 Dr Julia Prest Performing the Racial Scale in the Theatre: From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Today Scale
01 Nov 2016 Prof John Steele Understanding Marduk's Cosmos: the development of astronomy in ancient Babylonia Scale
03 Nov 2016 Prof Massimo Leone Weight Problems: an enquiry into scales and justice Scale
23 Jan 2017 Prof Andres Lepik Small Scale, Big Change: the social turn in contemporary architecture The Scale of Things
24 Jan 2017 Prof Hannah Smithson Medieval and Modern Explorations of Human Colour Perception Scale
30 Jan 2017 Prof Mark Pagel FRS Species, Languages and Companies: are they getting worse at what they do? The Scale of Things
31 Jan 2017 Prof Ranga Narayanan Scaling Matters: patterns by design from patterns of the divine Scale
02 Feb 2017 Prof Sara Cousins How Does Time Since, and Magnitude of, Change Affect Plant Communities in Fragmented Landscapes? Scale
06 Feb 2017 Prof Stuart Elden FBA Towards a Political Theory of Terrain The Scale of Things
07 Feb 2017 Prof John Hall Small States, Healthy Nations: on the Political Economy of Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland Scale
09 Feb 2017 Prof Ida Susser Public Intellectuals, Grassroots Movements and the Politics of Scale Scale
13 Feb 2017 Dr Christine Sutton To the limit - adventures in distance, time and energy The Scale of Things
20 Feb 2017 Prof Mark Fricker The Third Mode of Life: information transfer in networked organisms Scale
23 Feb 2017 Prof Anna McCarthy On the Animated GIF Scale
27 Feb 2017 Prof William Sax Scales of Research: social anthropology meets epidemiology The Scale of Things
06 Mar 2017 Dr Karen Johnson Atomic to Global Scale: on your knees to manganese The Scale of Things
07 Mar 2017 Prof Jack Williams Species Responses to Changing Climates Across Time and Space: from 55 million years ago to 2100 CE Scale
13 Mar 2017 Prof Jussi Parikka Laboratory Scale: situated practices in the (digital) humanities The Scale of Things

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

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.

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

Views: 142

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: 8462

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

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders

Views: 669

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

Interview with Oliver Stone

Views: 551

Short interview clip of Oliver Stone with Professor Veronica Strang.

Oliver Stone visit to Durham University March 2016

Views: 4175

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.

Understanding and Communicating Pain: An interdisciplinary approach

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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.

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.

IAS London Event at ICAEW June 2014

Views: 128

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.

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: 136

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.



IAS and the theme of Time 2012/13

Time a conversation with Dr Stefano Cracolicci

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Time a conversation with Dr Simon Prosser

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Time a conversation with Prof Robert Levine

Views: 800

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: 669

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: 124

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: 327

Time in conversation with Prof David Bridgland

Views: 93

Time in conversation with Prof Andy Wood

Views: 637

Time in conversation with Prof Alison Wylie

Views: 263

Time a conversation with Prof Douglas Davies

Views: 324

Time in conversation with Prof Elizabeth Archibald

Views: 830

Time in conversation with Dr Giles Gasper

Views: 211

Time in conversation with Dr Giles Gasper

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Time in conversation with Dr Felicity Callard

Views: 304

Time in conversation with Prof. Alia Al-Saji

Views: 507

2016-17 Annual Programme: Scale

In addition to this programme of events please review the comprehensive Events Calendar for all current details. Additional events may be added during the course of the year.

Contact: enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk if you have any questions.