OPEN LECTURES: Equal pay, sustainable development, and fake news

Posted on 11 October 2019

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.

Equal: A story of women, men and money
Monday 14 October 2019
Carrie Gracie talks about the fight for equal pay from a personal perspective, along with case studies and interviews.

Vikings in a sea of islands: Comparative archaeologies from Oceania and the northern world
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Discover more about the long, curious and problematic history of comparisons between the voyaging cultures of the Polynesians and the Viking-Age Scandinavians.

Mecca, Madinah and the works of Abdullah Zuhdi
Tuesday 15 October 2019
The first in this term's York Islamic Art Circle talks.

Slovenia: A connection with the outdoors
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Hear about Richard Matthews' trek along the Slovenia Mountain Trail: a 600km trail capturing more than just mountains and scenery, but a place of understanding.

Sustainable Development Goals: An imperative and opportunity
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Masterclass Guest Lecture by Philip Newborough.

Seeing is believing? Media integrity in a post-truth world
Wednesday 16 October 2019
The emergence of “fake news” along with sophisticated techniques using machine learning to create realistic looking media such as DeepFakes, has led to a renewed interest in digital media forensics.

Precision safety nets: A potential third health systems model for universal health coverage
Thursday 17 October 2019
Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, discusses health systems financing models.

This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free
Thursday 17 October 2019
Martin Hägglund will give a short reading from his book 'This Life', followed by a dialogue with Dr Adam Kelly from the Department of English, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing.

Human Rights defense in Rio de Janeiro: An act of resistance to barbarism
Friday 18 October 2019
Find out why Brazil is possibly the most dangerous country for human rights defenders (HRDs) in the world.

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