Public lectures: autumn term 2010

Sociology and parapsychological experiences

Monday 13 December 2010

Professor Wooffitt will deliver his inaugural lecture on sociology and parapscyhological experiences

Human settlement and landscape development in Heslington: Prehistory to the present

Thursday 9 December 2010

An update on the University's archaeological investigations on Heslington East

Writing high, low and everything in between

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Simon Schama will give a lecture entitled 'Writing high, low and everything in between'.


Thursday 2 December 2010

In this talk Dr Carpenter will discuss the work of Plato.

Inventing the Medieval in the 19th Century

Wednesday 1 December 2010

The first in a series of academic exchanges between the University of York and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hunting the antisocial cancer cell

Wednesday 1 December 2010

This lecture will look at the proteins that are remarkably powerful markers for improving cancer screening and diagnosis.

From biomedicine to biofuels to SynBio. Where next for bioethics?

Thursday 25 November 2010

Hugh Whittall will discuss where bioethics will go next.

Kings and cripples: royal and eccentric bodies in the Middle Ages

Thursday 25 November 2010

Professor Baswell will talk about royal and eccentric bodies in the Middle Ages.

Freud's impossible life

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Honorary Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips, will talk about Freud's impossible life

A reading by Helen Dunmore

Wednesday 24 November 2010

A reading by poet and author Helen Dunmore

Post-war Reconstruction and Development lecture

Tuesday 23 November 2010

His Excellency Haneef Atmar will examine the current progress of reconstruction in Afghanistan.

Little things, big impact: Exploring nanoscience

Monday 22 November 2010

Professor Boyes and Professor Yuan's inaugural lectures consider the impact of recent developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Freedom of speech and investigative journalism

Thursday 18 November 2010

A debate chaired by Greg Dyke on freedom of speech and investigative journalism

Some conceptions of creativity and a key creative moment

Thursday 18 November 2010

A Creativity in the History of Philosophy Lecture

Virtual human evolution

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Professor O'Higgins will talk about virtual human evolution

Personal choice in public services: Illusion or solution?

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Professor Le Grand will deliver the Queen's Anniversary Prize lecture

Digital technology and the future of television

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Peter Bazalgette with speak on digital technology and the future of television

Defending Human Rights: Global and local perspectives

Friday 12 November 2010

How is defending human rights different in York and Nairobi? How can the human rights of vulnerable groups be protected during an economic crisis? Join us for a discussion of these questions.

What is the point of public engagement?

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Professor Lord Robert Winston will talk about why scientists should engage with the public.

Grasping toes or flat feet: Exploring the evolution of human locomotion

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Isabelle Winder will explore the evolution of human locomotion

Pantomime before Berwick Kaler

Tuesday 9 November 2010

When and where did pantomime begin, and why is it important for understanding the history of our culture? Find out about the history of pantomime at this interactive presentation.

Hearing from poets: Letters to poems

Monday 8 November 2010

Professor Haughton will make a case for the primary importance of hearing poetry, but also of the different ways we hear from poets in their letters

Reconnecting Parliament with the public

Friday 5 November 2010

Rt Hon John Bercow MP will deliver a lecture on reconnecting parliament with the public, and take questions

Conflicts and compromise in negotiation

Wednesday 3 November 2010

This lecture offers a journey in viewing negotiation from an original, intriguing yet accessible angle

Can we eradicate malaria? Lessons from an earlier campaign

Wednesday 3 November 2010

This talk examines the challenge of eradicating malaria by drawing lessons from the earlier WHO led Malaria Eradication Programme of the 1950s and 60s

Dating early humans

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Professor Collins and Dr Penkman will talk about how early humans are dated

Exploiting metals in catalysis, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Monday 1 November 2010

Professor Duckett and Professor Fairlamb will deliver their inaugural lectures

Troubling memories: Nineteenth-century histories of the slave trade and slavery

Friday 29 October 2010

Professor Hall will look at nineteenth-century histories of the slave trade and slavery

An inquiry into global food security: The role of science, the business sector, and public policy

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Long term universal food security is unattainable without recourse to science, entrepreneurship, supportive policies and public goods. This lecture will lay out a vision of how sustainable food security can be achieved.

People and other animals: A study in co-evolution

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Professor O'Connor will talk about people and other humans

Architecture in nanospace

Tuesday 26 October 2010

This lecture will explore the fascinating 'new' overarching field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Neanderthals in love: What can archaeology tell us about the feelings of ancient humans?

Tuesday 19 October 2010

What can archaeology tell us about the feelings of ancient humans?

The legacy of F R Leavis

Friday 15 October 2010

A lecture on the legacy of one of the most influential literary critics and teachers of his time.

The value of health research

Monday 11 October 2010

Professor Dame Sally Davies will talk about the value of health research

Coffee, tea and chemistry: The amazing science in a cuppa

Wednesday 22 September 2010

In his talk, Professor Walton will consider one of our favourite national pastimes, the drinking of tea and coffee.

An evening with Anthony Horowitz

Friday 10 September 2010

An evening with Anthony Horowitz, the prolific screenwriter and children’s novelist.