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Science and Society Lectures


These lectures, held in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum at 5pm, are aimed at addressing the underlying theme of the interdependencies of Science and Society. Since places are limited, you must reserve your place. There is also an all important networking reception at 6 pm.

The forthcoming round of lectures comprises:
4 October 2011
Prof Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureate of 2009 Chemistry Prize
(Director, The Kimmelman Centre for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly Department
of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute, Israel) “Two impossible challenges: how
nature’s proteins factory works & how to establish a science centre in Middle East
bringing nations not at peace to work together”.

8 November 2011
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, University of Oxford) “The Secret Mathematicians”. This talk will be about Mathematics and its influence on arts.

13 December 2011
Prof Thomas Stocker (Co-Chair, WGI, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)) (University of Bern, Switzerland) “Climate Change: Making Best Use of Scientific Information”.

Lectures for 2012
17 January 2012: Sir Ian Wilmut, FRS : “Promise of Stem Cell Research for Society’s Health”.

6 March 2012: Colin Blakemore, FRS: Former CE of Medical Research Council & Current President of Motor Neurone Disease Association. “Living longer: the disastrous miracle”.

22 May 2012: Nick Jelley, Oxford: “Importance of Renewable Energy for Society”

9 October 2012: Sir Mark Walport, FRS, Director, Wellcome Trust: “Funding of biomedical research – role of charities, their impact & limitations”.

6 November 2012: David Clary, FRS, President of Magdalen College, Oxford, CSA at Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “The First Chief Science Adviser at the Foreign
Office: Role of Science in international relations”.

11 December 2012: Andrew Willmott, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, “Tsunami and all that which Oceans bring” (tbc)

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