Public Lecture Video Recordings
2020/2021 IAS Fellow's Lectures and Seminars
2019/2020 IAS Fellow's Lectures
2018/2019 IAS Fellow's Lectures
2017/18 'Structure' Fellows' Lectures
2015/16 'Evidence' Fellows' Lectures
Institute of Advanced Study
Facing Out: The New Humanities
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
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
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
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
On the Tipping Point: The Annual IAS London Event at ICAEW, London on 4 June 2015.
Oliver Stone visit to Durham University March 2016
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.
King Hussein Memorial Lecture 2016
‘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.
King Hussein Memorial Lecture
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
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
Watch this lecture with Dr Jonathan Shay discussing the Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders on 18th June 2013
Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture 2017
'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
'India's idea of Asia: uniting diversity' - the annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue 2014 given by Ambassador Nirupama Rao.
Structure and Quality of Life, IAS Annual London Debate 2018
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.”
Scales of Governance; how we rule ourselves and each other - IAS Annual London Event 2017
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.
IAS and the theme of Time 2012/13
Timed Out: Evolving To Extinction
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
Professor Simon James discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University
Durham University IAS - In conversation with Dr Luxia Wang
Dr Luxia Wang discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University
Durham University IAS - In conversation with Dr Greti Dinkova-Bruun
Dr Greti Dinkova-Bruun discusses Time, the 2012-13 theme for the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University.