Public lectures: Summer term 2015

Previous lectures

How we map thoughts into words in different languages

Monday 13 July 2015

To English speakers, the distinctions between "blue" and "green" or "hand" and "arm" seem obvious. Of course these things exist independently of language; and language merely captures these pre-existing categories. But looking at languages other than English shows these categories are not as obvious as they first appear.

‘Getting to zero’: Ebola and the politics of disease elimination

Wednesday 24 June 2015

In recent years, ‘getting to zero’ has emerged as a key policy goal of global health campaigns aimed at eliminating diseases as diverse as malaria, polio and Ebola. But what are the historical origins of ‘getting to zero’ and how are these campaigns viewed by local populations?

Is there anybody out there?

Tuesday 16 June 2015

A discussion about what the future might hold for our attempts to answer the question: "Are we alone in the universe?"

Mini magnetospheres

Monday 15 June 2015

Find out how astronauts are protected with Star-Trek-style deflector shields, and the importance of these shields on future manned missions to Mars.

The Repeal of the Human Rights Act: Law, Politics, and People

Monday 15 June 2015

The Conservative Government has announced a “consultation” into its proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act and to replace it with a “British Bill of Rights”. In this round table, a group of academics and activists will examine the legal and political issues and implications of the proposal.

A zoo of galaxies

Sunday 14 June 2015

Find out about the zoo of galaxies in our universe and discover how you can be involved in classifying them!

A changing Magna Carta: Past, present and futures

Thursday 11 June 2015

Department of History Aylmer lecture

Logics for Art’s Histories: Raphael after the Holocaust in the Virtual Feminist Museum

Thursday 11 June 2015

Can knowledge be performative? Can the performative produce knowledge?

What are the demands of democracy?

Wednesday 10 June 2015

School of PEP lecture and also part of York Festival of Ideas

Translating starlight: An introduction to astronomy

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Part of the Lifelong Learning lecture series

Workshop on Scientific Realism

Monday 8 June 2015

A half-day workshop on scientific realism

Stories from elsewhere: Researching a novel in a foreign place

Thursday 4 June 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances this lecture is CANCELLED. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

World hunger and the healthy animal: The veterinary solution to the post-war food crisis

Thursday 4 June 2015

Centre for Global Health Histories lecture

The book in the Renaissance

Monday 1 June 2015

Part of the Research in Focus lecture series

The Invention of Norman Visual Culture

Monday 1 June 2015

History of Art lecture

Why linguistics is central to Alzheimer’s research

Thursday 28 May 2015

This event is open to researchers, professionals, linguists, students and members of the public with an interest in the subject.

Readings

Saturday 23 May 2015

The Languages of Literature: Derek Attridge at 70

Readings

Friday 22 May 2015

The Languages of Literature: Derek Attridge at 70

Let us play: Artificial and human intelligence in games

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Part of the Research in Focus lecture series

Conversion Hysteria

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist. He is known for his books dealing with topics relating to psychoanalysis, and is the general editor of the New Penguin translation of Freud's work.

Honour to whom honour is due: Allied debates about who won Waterloo

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Part of the Waterloo 200 lecture series

Introduction to criminology: From a unique perspective

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Part of the Lifelong Learning lecture series

The voices of King Lear

Saturday 16 May 2015

Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival

York Mystery Plays

Friday 15 May 2015

Part of the Lifelong Learning lecture series

Reading and In Conversation: Neel Mukherjee

Thursday 14 May 2015

Writers at York

Ends, exits and the eschaton in King Lear

Thursday 14 May 2015

Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival

Evolution of the Voice of the Customer

Thursday 14 May 2015

Jon will be discussing the new priorities for British businesses around how to drive customer loyalty and the shifting expectations of UK customers when consuming value brands.

Moral luck, morality and the will

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture

Analysing the British general elections

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Department of Politics lecture

“Sing like birds i’th’cage”: Cultivating Shakespeare in captivity, 1914-2014

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare in Ukraine: Voicing the times

Monday 11 May 2015

Part of York International Shakespeare Festival

Spencer Reece poetry reading

Friday 8 May 2015

Writers at York present American poet Spencer Reece

The many births of the test-tube baby

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Centre for Global Health Histories lecture

Wellington’s doctors and Waterloo

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Part of the Waterloo 200 lecture series

The New Model Judiciary and the other two branches of the State

Friday 1 May 2015

Lord Justice Beatson talks about the changes in the judiciary

Dominic Grieve QC: The Conservatives, Europe and the Election

Thursday 30 April 2015

York Union host a debate with Dominic Grieve MP, discussing the Conservative Party, Europe and the upcoming General Election

The leaderful 'turn': realising leadership as practice

Thursday 30 April 2015

IBSM Master Class

Margie Orford reading

Wednesday 29 April 2015

The 'queen of South African crime-thriller writers' gives a reading at York

Dressed to kill: What do infectious disease agents have in their wardrobes?

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Why do we have vaccines against some diseases but not against others? To understand this, it’s useful to conceptualise an infectious agent as being in possession of their very own wardrobe, from which they are obliged to select an outfit in order to be competent at infecting and surviving within us.

From the ballroom to the battlefield: The women of Waterloo CANCELLED

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances this lecture is CANCELLED.

Public Health Prevention Plans: Pills, policies, politics or partnerships?

Tuesday 28 April 2015

The annual John Snow lecture

Ebola: Why wasn't the world prepared?

Thursday 23 April 2015

Department of Politics roundtable

Responsible and Sustainable Business: best practice and the future

Thursday 23 April 2015

CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture Series

Brain Injury: The Unseen and Unknown

Thursday 23 April 2015

Minster Law and the Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at the University of York invite you to an afternoon event to consider the wider issues and context for brain injury with a view to sharing knowledge, developing our understanding and ultimately improving the lives of those affected.

The future of devolution

Wednesday 22 April 2015

A panel debate on the question of devolution both for the UK and English regions. What kind of Union could we looking at in the future?

High-speed Holograms and Biophysics

Tuesday 21 April 2015

PhysSoc public lecture

Why Wittgenstein matters

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture

Fiscal consolidation after the crisis: The role of independent watchdogs

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Hosted by the Centre for Applied Macro-Finance in the Department of Economics and Related Studies

Nervousness and African therapeutics in a colonial situation

Thursday 16 April 2015

Centre for Global Health Histories lecture

The social brain in adolescence

Wednesday 15 April 2015

This year's Science Engagement Celebration with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Waterloo, France and the Napoleonic legend

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Part of the Waterloo 200 lecture series