09 Jan

Making News and Shaping Views; Riding the Rollercoaster of the Digital Revolution

Disseminating news used to be managed exclusively by media hierarchies. The elites had control of the organisations and crucially the means of distribution. Readers and viewers were essentially a passive audience. But, now the digital revolution has changed all of that.

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27 Nov

Optimism in the Past, Pessimism in the Future?

Why do we tend to glorify the past and look to the future with pessimism?

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21 Nov

How Quantum Mechanics Might Answer Life’s Biggest Questions

Quantum Mechanics is the most powerful and at the same time strangest theory in all of science. It underpins much of physics and chemistry, and without it we would not have developed modern electronics.

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19 Aug

Measuring The World – Can We Believe The Statistics?

In this lecture, Professor Denise Lievesley will draw on her experience of working as a statistician in the UN system to discuss the problems of gathering harmonised data from across countries with very different levels of statistical expertise and resources.

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28 Jun

Climate Change and Unique Challenges to Pacific Island Countries

The challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the face of climate change are well-documented. Some challenges derive from their geophysical nature, including small land mass, low elevation and high exposure to climate-related disasters.

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10 Jun

Global Universities In An Age Of Anxiety

We live in times of unprecedented complexity. The challenges we face are global, yet responses have been muted and insular. In this lecture, Professor Toope will argue that critical thinking and collaboration, across borders, disciplines and institutions, have never been more crucial than they are now.

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24 Jan

Human Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology in Child-Related Crime Investigations

Step changes in research tend to occur at the intersections of different disciplines. This lecture will chart the course of an entire award-winning investigative process that originated from such an opportunistic incident.

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04 Jan

Transformative Education for Global Health Equity

Education of health professionals can create “experts” or even “professionals.” But how can medical professionals be transformed as social change leaders in shaping the health care system?

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18 Dec

Inflammatory Diseases: Clinical Outcomes, Genes and Mosquitoes

Up to 10% of the population will suffer from an immune-mediated inflammatory disease at some stage during their life.

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03 Dec

How Do Proteins Fold And Why Is It Crucial To Our Health?

Proteins in our body play a critical job in keeping us functioning and alive. They allow us to move, convert energy, build our cells, carry oxygen throughout our body, fight infections as well as sense and transport all manner of things within and between our cells;

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