Guest Lectures & Debates

Join us for a series of lively talks and interactive discussions with topics ranging from the Middle Eastern conflict to climate change.
Develop a better understanding of issues facing the contemporary world – both nationally and internationally – and engage in informed discussion around our history and contemporary society.
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    Science Guest lecture Sandile Mtetwa on Climate change: Beyond fossil fuels - is hydrogen the answer?

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In this guest lecture PhD Fellow Sandile Mtetwa from the University of Cambridge discusses the different efforts with a special emphasis on hydrogen, which has seen its use expand dramatically since the mid-1970s, and her own research that aims at building solar-driven hydrogen energy resources.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. History and memory across the world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Typically, the past is often seen as ‘gone’, ‘a long time ago’ or even irrelevant. In contrast, this course promotes the idea that the past has a much stronger influence on how we—as individuals, families, communities, societies and in states as collective actors in international politics—think about not only the present but also the future.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

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    Science guest lecture: Max Kerr Winter on Biophysics: An introduction to current research

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The variety of life on Earth has been studied extensively by biologists for centuries, and is now an active area of research for physicists as well. The field of biophysics aims to use the mathematical and computational tools of physics to understand complex living creatures. Building on his previous talk, Max Kerr Winter will discuss various ways in which physics and biology come together in what is proving to be one of the interdiscplinaryt frontiers of 21st century science.



    Max Kerr Winter is a theoretical biophysicist. He researches at the Francis Crick Institute, London, in collaboration with experimental biologists at the University of Cambridge.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  5. ‘Goodbye to all that’: politics, culture and society in Britain, 1970-1979

    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This decade shaped late 20th century Britain. The course explores its significant political/economic challenges, major industrial disputes and fierce debates over EEC accession/devolution. Also explored are1970s culture (‘serious’ and ‘popular’) and wider social changes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

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