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Public lecture podcasts and videos: latest 20


Clean Energy and Renaissance: a report from the race between revolution and collapse
Recorded on: 2 March 2015
Speaker(s): Jeremy Leggett
A solar revolution is unfolding at a speed that is taking even the solar industry by surprise. But years of blindness...
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Gender and the Brain
Recorded on: 2 March 2015
Speaker(s): Professor John Dupré, Professor Gina Rippon
Are there ‘hardwired’ psychological differences between men and women? Do these alleged differences show that gender...
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Literary Festival 2015: Changing Worlds
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Neel Mukherjee, Elif Shafak
What are the foundations of society? Two award-winning writers look at the underpinnings of cultures and societies in...
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Literary Festival 2015: Visions of Future Humans: science fiction and human enhancement
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Caroline Edwards, Professor Adam Roberts, Anders Sandberg
Utopian and dystopian visions of technologically manipulated and enhanced human beings have always been central...
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Literary Festival 2015: Is There Life in the Novel of Ideas?
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Boxall, Jennie Erdal, Andrew O’Hagan
Is the 'novel of ideas' an outdated genre or are we witnessing its resurgence? What answers can it offer to...
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Literary Festival 2015: The Stones of Venice: foundations and future
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Polly Coles, Jane Da Mosto, Liza Fior, Jonathan Keates
Venice has captivated artists and writers for hundreds of years, but in a city whose literal foundations are under...
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Literary Festival 2015: Communicating Chronic Pain
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, Dr Deborah Padfield, Jude Rosen
Pain is notoriously hard to communicate to others. Scholars have debated the relationship between pain and language:...
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Literary Festival 2015: Rebellion and Foundation: Southeast Asia, the UK and 50 years of development
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Nickson Fong, Yang-May Ooi
This year the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an integrated economic community. The year caps...
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Literary Festival 2015: Digital Personhood and Identity
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Luke Dormehl, Aleks Krotoski, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor Andrew Murray
What are the foundations of our identity in the digital age? As digital devices make and manage more and more decisions...
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Literary Festival 2015: Rerum Cognoscere Causas: understanding our classical foundations
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Barbara Graziosi, Edith Hall, Tom Holland, Sir Peter Stothard
This panel explores the Classical wellsprings of Western literature, reflecting on the continuing value and relevance...
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Literary Festival 2015: The Human Age? Art and Identity in the Anthropocene
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Dr Matthew Griffiths, Gaia Vince, Dr Kathryn Yusoff
The controversial designation “Anthropocene” names a geological epoch in which the planet has been irrevocably changed...
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Literary Festival 2015: Why Do You Write? And Can Knowing That Even Help? With Jonathan Gibbs
Recorded on: 28 February 2015
Speaker(s): Jonathan Gibbs
In this creative writing workshop we will be looking at the impulse to write, when they are so many reasons and excuses...
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Literary Festival 2015: Music and Poetry: common foundations
Recorded on: 27 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Bostridge, Dr Armand D’Angour, Professor Fiona Sampson
This discussion explores the links between music and poetry and how much each art form contributes to the other, as...
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Literary Festival 2015: A Magna Carta for Humanity: homing in on human rights
Recorded on: 27 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to...
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Literary Festival 2015: High Culture and the Western Canon: has the fightback begun?
Recorded on: 27 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Churchwell, Jonty Claypole, Maya Jaggi, Frederic Raphael
With the BBC having announced a remake of Kenneth Clark's TV series Civilisation, and Melvyn Bragg’s intellectual...
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Literary Festival 2015: "My Purse, My Person": money and identity
Recorded on: 26 February 2015
Speaker(s): David Birch, Professor Nigel Dodd, Tom Hockenhull, Professor Nicky Marsh
As our money increasingly takes the form of plastic cards and mobile phones, rather than cash, new questions are being...
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The Minimum Wage in the UK and Beyond
Recorded on: 26 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning, Nicola Smith
The Centre for Economic Performance has played an important role in the development of the UK’s National Minimum Wage,...
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Literary Festival 2015: Origins, Translations and Adaptation: from page to stage
Recorded on: 25 February 2015
Speaker(s): David Harsent, Jeremy Sams
Is a translation or adaptation bound always to be measured against the work on which it was founded, or can it take on...
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Literary Festival 2015: The Soul of the Marionette: a short inquiry into human freedom
Recorded on: 25 February 2015
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray
John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human...
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An urbanising world: triumph or tragedy?
Recorded on: 25 February 2015
Speaker(s): Herbert Girardet
Prof. Herbert Girardet’s public lecture was based on his new book, Creating Regenerative Cities, published by Routledge...
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