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  • 55:37 Cornel West and MM McCabe on Philosophy in the Public Sphere

    Cornel West and MM McCabe on Philosophy in the Public Sphere

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    Cornel West, one of America's most celebrated and provocative public intellectuals, in conversation with Mary Margaret McCabe (KCL) and respondent Constanze Güthenke (Princeton University) on Philosophy in the Public Sphere. Further details: http://w

  • 1:09:19 Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health

    Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health

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    Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 24 November 2011. The lecture is chaired by Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman of the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health, and

  • 44:52 Evolution revolution: lecture by Dr Ed Turner

    Evolution revolution: lecture by Dr Ed Turner

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    Dr Ed Turner, Academic Director for Biological Sciences at the University's Institute of Continuing Education, gives a public lecture at Madingley Hall as part of the 2012 Cambridge Science Festival.Learn how natural selection explains the origin of adapt

  • 46:23 Deconstructing structures: lecture by Dr Erica Bithell

    Deconstructing structures: lecture by Dr Erica Bithell

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    Dr Erica Bithell, Academic Director for Physical Sciences at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, gives a public lecture at Madingley Hall as part of the 2012 Cambridge Science Festival.From steel and concrete to silicon chips an

  • 1:13:38 Professor William Brown: How might we protect the wages of the weak?

    Professor William Brown: How might we protect the wages of the weak?

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    Professor William Brown, Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 20 June 2012. Throughout much of the 20th century, the wages of the weak were enhanced, directly or i

  • 1:04:58 Professor Andrew Balmford: Nature's glass: half-full or half-empty?

    Professor Andrew Balmford: Nature's glass: half-full or half-empty?

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    Professor Andrew Balmford, Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 8 October 2012.The world's governments failed to meet their pledge of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 201

  • 1:50:25 Dr Francis Warner: Armageddon and faith: a survivor's meditation on the Blitz

    Dr Francis Warner: Armageddon and faith: a survivor's meditation on the Blitz

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    Dr Francis Warner, Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 19 February 2011. Francis Warner was born in Yorkshire in 1937 but spent the years of the Second World War in Epsom, Surrey, where his

  • 1:06:11 Professor David Spiegelhalter: Communicating risk and uncertainty

    Professor David Spiegelhalter: Communicating risk and uncertainty

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    Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 3 May 2011. Perception of risk can be influenced by the choice of words, numbers and pictures

  • 1:13:28 Dr Simon Thurley: Saving the past: the politics of preservation since 1997

    Dr Simon Thurley: Saving the past: the politics of preservation since 1997

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    Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 14 July 2011. While the years of New Labour have been sometimes characterised as a golden age for culture, the first decade of the 21st century was a diff

  • 1:08:11 Baroness Deech: Playing God: who should regulate reproductive medicine?

    Baroness Deech: Playing God: who should regulate reproductive medicine?

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    Baroness Deech, Chair of the Bar Standards Board, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 3 October 2011. Politics have played a more significant part in the regulation of reproductive medicine than is commonly recognised. Starting with the media a

  • 1:09:20 Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health

    Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health

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    Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 24 November 2011.Today's world is faced with a multiplicity of challenges including energy, food, water and economic well-bein

  • 1:05:28 Ann Cotton OBE: The justice and imperative of girls' education in Africa

    Ann Cotton OBE: The justice and imperative of girls' education in Africa

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    Ann Cotton OBE, Founder and Executive Director of Camfed International, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 5 March 2012. This lecture explores the history of girls' education in Africa over the past 20 years and describes the current status qu

  • 1:01:13 Professor Simon Goldhill: Victorian desire and the classical body

    Professor Simon Goldhill: Victorian desire and the classical body

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    Professor Simon Goldhill, Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 30 January 2012.This lecture described how Victorian painters

  • 1:16:36 Professor Colin McGinn: The science of philosophy

    Professor Colin McGinn: The science of philosophy

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    Professor Colin McGinn, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 19 November 2012.This lecture deals with whether philosophy is aptly viewed as a science. Professor McGinn suggests that although ph

  • 1:08:55 Professor Steven Connor: Quantum writing: literature and the world of numbers

    Professor Steven Connor: Quantum writing: literature and the world of numbers

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    Professor Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English at the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 13 June 2013.Since the beginning of the 19th century, literature has placed itself firmly in opposition to the realm of nu

  • 1:13:40 Dr Simon Thurley: Saving the past: the politics of preservation since 1997

    Dr Simon Thurley: Saving the past: the politics of preservation since 1997

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    While the years of New Labour have been sometimes characterised as a golden age for culture, the first decade of the 21st century was a difficult time for heritage. Political policy and practice was at best indifferent and at worst hostile to the idea of

  • 1:06:23 Professor David Spiegelhalter: Communicating risk and uncertainty

    Professor David Spiegelhalter: Communicating risk and uncertainty

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    Perception of risk can be influenced by the choice of words, numbers and pictures. Preferences and understanding varies among people, which suggests the use of multiple presentations including comparators and interactive animations. Communicating 'deeper'

  • 33:35 Roberto Scazzieri: Connections, Reasons and the Social Economy

    Roberto Scazzieri: Connections, Reasons and the Social Economy

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    Roberto Scazzieri (Professor of Economic Analysis, Economics, Bologna and CAMSHET - Cambridge History of Economic Analysis at Clare Hall). Opening lecture at CRASSH conference 'Rethinking Social Economy' (7 May, 2010).

  • 13:23 Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and 'Primitive Man' - and how Darwin got it wrong

    Uncovering our Origins: Monkeys, Apes and 'Primitive Man' - and how Darwin got it wrong

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    The Descent of Man would forever change the way we thought about ourselves and where we come from but how accurate was Darwin in his ideas about human evolution? Professor Robert Foley, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies expl

  • 12:00 The Roots of a Theory: How Plants Specimens Led a Young Darwin to Discovery

    The Roots of a Theory: How Plants Specimens Led a Young Darwin to Discovery

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    Plant specimens may seem an unlikely starting point for Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection - but, as Professor John Parker investigates in this podcast, the Cambridge botanist John Stevens Henslow proved a crucial mentor for the young natur

  • 18:14 Evolving Images: Race and Popular Darwinism in Nineteenth-Century Photography

    Evolving Images: Race and Popular Darwinism in Nineteenth-Century Photography

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    Professor Elizabeth Edwards explores how the emerging mass medium of photography engaged with popular Darwinian ideas in the nineteenth century, and how notions of race, 'type' and 'hard science' collided with troubling results.

  • 52:07 The Monarchy with David Starkey

    The Monarchy with David Starkey

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    With Dr. David Starkey. More than the biographies of the kings and queens of England, this lecture is an in depth examination of what the English monarchy has meant, in terms of the expression of the individual, the Mother of Parliaments, Magna Carta, the

  • 1:10:35 Sheldon Pollock: The Great Chain of Academic Being

    Sheldon Pollock: The Great Chain of Academic Being

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    Professor Sheldon Pollock (Columbia): The Great Chain of Academic Being: A View from the Bottom: Reflections on the Non-Western, the Non-Modern and the Philological (CRASSH, 13 May, 2010). Professor Pollock was speaking at the Centre as part of the Mellon

  • 52:24 Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy

    Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy

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    Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer wa

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