Research events

Research events play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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30 September 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: “Evolution evolving”, Prof John Dupre (University of Exeter)

My title refers both to changes in the theory of evolution and to changes in the processes of evolution themselves. With regard to the former, I shall discuss the gradual relaxation of the hegemonic grip of so-called neo-Darwinism, as this has had to confront insights into phenomena such as the variety of modes of inheritance and of sources of novelty, the two-way interaction between organism and environment, and the widespread significance of biological plasticity. Full details
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2 October 201915:30

SPA Seminar series: Professor Cristina Grasseni (Leiden University)

Title and abstract TBA. Full details
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2 October 201918:30

Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Beaumont from Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Full details
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7 October 201915:30

RIP Seminar: Sam Wilkinson (Exeter): What are we doing when we call someone mentally ill?

Pre-Talk 1.30-2.30 / Public Lecture 3.30-5. Full details
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14 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Cultivating Bioscience Image: A New Approach to Understanding the Life Sciences and Life Science Education as Participatory Visualisation Process" David Hay (King's College London)

In this paper I set out to challenge the firmly held assumption that bioscience research is a quest for knowledge and the imperative to change, develop, modify, and manipulate things. In its place I will advance a different thesis, one that situates researchers and their objects in a line of understanding. Without contesting the obvious association that bioscience is for human benefit: healthcare, economy, conservation, and the like, I will also assert that these potential gains are only half the story and that while this goes on, there is another current of research in which human and non-human sensitivities are being cultivated by the practice of research for different – more important – reasons. Full details
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21 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: 'The coordinative function of cultural conventions', Prof Marc Slors (Radboud University)

In this talk I want to argue that there is an intimate connection between trivial cultural conventions—such as social etiquette, styles of clothing and architecture and the styling of public space—and the (massive) division of roles and tasks that are characteristic of human societies. Full details
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28 October 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Connecting the plots: 176 years of Long-term Experiment data and samples" Richard Ostler (Rothamsted Research)

The Rothamsted Long-term Experiments (LTEs), started by Lawes and Gilbert between 1843 and 1856 are among the oldest continuing agricultural field experiments in the world. Seven of these early "Classicals" continue today, and more LTEs have been added since, the most recent being the Large Scale Rotation Experiments started in 2015/16.. Full details
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29 October 201913:00

When politics and diplomacy collide; the conflict spiral in the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

An investigation into the conflicting interests and powerplay revealed in the behaviour of the main protagonists- USSR and USA. A brief overview of this dangerous incident will be provided, but the main focus will be an analysis of public versus private decisions. We'll look at the personal drives and motivations of key figures such as John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushev and discover why was not all as it seemed... Full details
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4 November 201915:30

RIP Seminar series: Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge): Happiness and Technocracy

Pre-Talk 1.30-2.30 / Public Lecture 3.30-5. Full details
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11 November 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: Heather Barnett (University of the Arts London)

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13 November 201915:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Beth Singler (University of Cambridge)

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25 November 201915:30

Egenis seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

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9 December 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Book Launch - Vermin, Victims and Disease: British debates over Bovine Tuberculosis and Badgers", Dr Angela Cassidy (University of Exeter)

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15 January 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Professor Graham Scrambler (UCL)

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12 February 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Lucia Angelino (Aarhus University)

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11 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Orestis Palermos (Cardiff University)

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13 May 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Emilia Sanabria (Paris)

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