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Public lectures: spring term 2012

Molecular Time Travel into Medieval York

Wednesday 4 April 2012

April's Cafe Scientifique

George James Harris 1896-1958

Tuesday 27 March 2012

The Sheldon Memorial Lecture 2012

Drugs down the drain: Impacts of pharmaceuticals in the natural environment

Thursday 22 March 2012

Merchant Adventurers' Science Discovery Lecture

The York Jewish History Trail

Friday 16 March 2012

Due to the previous successful York Jewish History Trail this event is being run again to mark the anniversary of the 1190 Massacre of the Jews

Alice Oswald reading

Tuesday 13 March 2012

A reading by prize-winning poet Alice Oswald

Litigating against Mexico at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Thursday 8 March 2012

Juan Carlos Gutierrez Contreras from the Mexican Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

Why do good weather forecasts go bad? How forecasts are made, and what scientists are doing to make them better

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Cafe Scientifique present a talk on weather forecasts

Did Twitter save Bletchley Park?

Wednesday 7 March 2012

This public lecture is part of the Computer Science Athena Swan initiative to promote women in science

Avoiding the dictatorship vs democracy debate: Alternatives to the Good Governance Agenda

Tuesday 6 March 2012

David Booth from the Overseas Development Institute delivers his talk as part of the Human Rights Lecture Series

Mr Darcy in the bath and other temptations: adapting the classic novel for television

Monday 5 March 2012

Celebrated screenwriter, Andrew Davies, talks about his television adaptations of classic novels

Soliloquy

Thursday 1 March 2012

Part of the Know Thyself Philosophy Lectures

Human Rights monitoring and advocacy on Turkmenistan - CANCELLED

Thursday 1 March 2012

Farid Tukhbatullin from the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series. THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED

The press is dead! Phone hacking and freedom of speech

Wednesday 29 February 2012

John Kampfner delivers a lecture on press and the media

How UK soils are changing and the implications for ecosystem services

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Professor Bridget Emmett from the Environment Centre Wales delivers her talk as part of the York Biology Lectures

Perfect sound forever? Recording and recreating sound

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Part of 'The Science of Sound' lecture series

What do animals think?

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) delivered via computer: dystopian vision or the future of NHS psychological therapy?

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Professor Simon Gilbody on the trial of computerised CBT

How to build the economy of the future

Monday 27 February 2012

Joseph Rowntree Foundation/School of PEP lecture

New insights into prehistoric human diet and agriculture through ancient biomolecules and stable isotopes

Thursday 23 February 2012

Professor Richard P Evershed FRS from the University of Bristol delivers his talk as part of the York Biology Lectures

Can technology save the planet?

Thursday 23 February 2012

Stockholm Environment Institute York Annual Seminar

Fighting discrimination against persons living with HIV in Somaliland

Thursday 23 February 2012

Guleid Osman Abdikarim from the Talowadag Coalition delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

Understanding Eating Disorders

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Goodricke College's annual Public Lecture on eating disorders and body image as part of Eating Disorders week

A Tale of Two Hamiltons: North American-Caribbean Crossings in the Eighteenth Century

Wednesday 22 February 2012

The York Centre for the Americas Inaugural lecture

Sounds which can't be heard: The hidden secrets of an MP3 player

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Part of 'The Science of Sound' lecture series

Changing minds around 600

Tuesday 21 February 2012

York Medieval Seminar

The struggle against impunity in Uruguay for past Human Rights violations

Monday 20 February 2012

Felipe Michelini from the House of Representatives of Uruguay delivers his talk as part of the Human Rights Lecture Series

The virtues of character

Thursday 16 February 2012

Part of the Know Thyself Philosophy Lectures

The struggle for women’s rights in rural Pakistan

Thursday 16 February 2012

Khalid Usman from Khwendo Kor delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

Austerity or stimulus? How Keynes and Hayek shape our economic debate

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Part of the 'Experts in Industry' lecture series

Listening to the world: Sounds and the environment

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Part of 'The Science of Sound' lecture series

The future of civil society

Thursday 9 February 2012

Part of the 'Experts in Industry' lecture series

New challenges for a new state: Women’s rights in South Sudan - CANCELLED

Thursday 9 February 2012

Karak Nyok from Women to Women International, Sudan delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series - THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED

Music and Physics

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Part of 'The Science of Sound' series

Speaking the speech: Actors, scripts, performances

Monday 6 February 2012

Inaugural lecture

The conscious self

Thursday 2 February 2012

Part of the Know Thyself Philosophy Lectures

Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Burundi, Congo and Rwanda

Thursday 2 February 2012

Pascal Nyilibakwe from League for Human Rights in the Great Lakes Region delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

You are what you eat?

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Cafe Scientifique

A greener world with a better LED

Wednesday 1 February 2012

In this talk, Prof. Rong Zhang will explain how the light is generated and how people understand its mechanism.

Remembering the past: Protecting the future

Monday 30 January 2012

A moving and challenging evening that will draw on personal family history to explore some of the modern day messages to be drawn from the history of the Holocaust.

The York Jewish history trail

Friday 27 January 2012

Walking tour led by Professor Helen Weinstein and history intern students from the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP)

Political prisoners in Burma

Thursday 26 January 2012

Min Min from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Burma delivers a talk as part of the Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

Can a robot have an immune system?

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Professor Jon Timmis from the University's Department of Computer Science explores the immunity of robots

Freud gets married

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Lecture by Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist

The roles of immunity in influenza virus evolution

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Sir John Skehel FRS from the National Institute for Medical Research, London delivers his talk as part of the York Biology Lectures

The Public Secret

Monday 23 January 2012

This debate will explore the awareness among members of the public of atrocities carried out in the Holocaust and more recent genocides

Representing Palestinian refugee lives: Art, narrative and nostalgia

Friday 20 January 2012

John Nassari from University of East London delivers the first talk of the Spring Term Human Rights Lecture Series

Losing oneself (in a good way)

Thursday 19 January 2012

Part of the Know Thyself Philosophy Lectures

Debating multidirectional memory and the Holocaust

Friday 13 January 2012

This lecture is to launch the success of IPUP and CAHR funding for "Translating Freedom" as an AHRC Research Network for 2012.