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Research Talks

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:10
    Dr Stoyan Smoukov, Energy Research
    As smarter artificial materials develop, many people have started to associate them with living things, due to the complexity of the behavior they exhibit. In people's minds autonomous more
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 - 17:30
    Dr Emily Shuckburgh, BAS
    The past year, 2016, was the warmest globally in records stretching back to 1850. The second warmest year was 2015 and the third warmest 2014. In recent years we have seen weather records being more
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:10
    Soeren Urbansky, Cambridge Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit
    Previous scholarship on the “yellow peril” pays little attention on the varying combinations of fear and prejudice that defined different contexts in which it became manifest. Hitherto neglected more
  • Friday, January 27, 2017 - 17:30
    Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York
    Distributions that are dominated by extremes and tail events require a completely different way of thinking. We provide a classification and show where conventional statistical tools fail, such as more
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 - 17:30
    Professor David Runciman, University of Cambridge
    Many extremist ideologies rely heavily on conspiracy theories to explain how the world works and where power lies. This lecture explores what our understanding of conspiracy theories – where they more
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 - 17:30
    Roz Savage MBE, Ocean Rower, Yale University
    Spending up to five months alone at sea, rowing for twelve hours a day, may appear extreme, but Roz Savage will suggest that, like many major achievements, an epic ocean voyage is simply the more
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 - 17:30
    Professor Andy Fabian, University of Cambridge
    Abstract not available
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:10
    Amanda Roig-Marín, Darwin College
    Alliteration, rhyme, and sound symbolism (i.e., the systematic connection between meaning and sound, also known as iconicity) have been widely studied as literary devices heightening the auditory and more
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 17:30
    Professor Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent
    Political extremism appears to be all around us. Populists, xenophobes and, some might argue, fascists seem to be on the rise. Many trace the current challenge to liberal representative democracy to more
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 - 17:30
    Professor Sarah Harper, University of Oxford
    Biography Sarah is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing which she founded in 1997 with funding from the NIA. Sarah currently more

Latest news

  • Dr Joyce Wheeler, member of Darwin College, and widow of former Fellow Dr David Wheeler, was supervised for her PhD by astronomer Fred Hoyle. Here the BBC interviews Joyce about her research.

  • This new peer-reviewed basic guide to climate change will be published later this month. It is part of a new series of Ladybird Books and is titled Climate Change. The authors are HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Dr Shuckburgh.

  • Darwin College is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of Russian artworks - ELENA MARTTILA: ART AND ENDURANCE IN THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD.
    An eighteen-year-old art student, Elena Marttila, was a witness to the human catastrophe occasioned by the siege of Leningrad in the second world war.  Her work is celebrated in this exhibition which includes portraits of famous figures of the siege – poet and writer Olga Berggolts, composer Dmitry Shostakovich - but which also forms a unique record of the ordinary lives of the people of Leningrad and their suffering.

Diary

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 11:00
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 18:00
The Old Library
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 13:00
No 1 Newnham Terrace
Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 18:00
The Old Library
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