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The next Café Scientifique event will be held on Wednesday 10th June in The Piazza (6.30-9.30pm) with free food and wine.
Building on the successful "5 Slides & 10 Minutes" theme we have five more postgraduate researchers presenting to this format on Wed 10th June.
This event will be a little different in featuring speakers drawn from the humanities, the sciences and somewhere in-between ! This is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a famous and controversial lecture 'The Two Cultures' by Leicester graduate C.P.Snow*. The theme of this lecture will be the subject of a novel 'anonymous discussion' for the social part of the evening. Participation as always is entirely voluntary.
The speakers and the titles of their presentations are:
Dwarf Galaxies around the Milky Way - Ugur Ural (Physics)
Making Sense of Monetary Policy - Maksim Belitski (Economics)
Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century Bristol and Bath - Matt Neale (History)
Digital Economy & Digital City - Jin Shang (Media & Communication)
Looking into Arty Questions - Helen Saunderson (Psychology)
If you haven't already signed up please book your place by e-mailing Kevin Byron: email@example.com
*Snow was both a physicist and novelist and well placed to articulate his idea that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures - the arts or humanities on the one hand, and the sciences on the other. The ideas put forward in his lecture 50 years ago sparked an intense debate that continues to this day.
During the break and after the presentations at the Cafe Scientifique we will explore some of these 'Two Cultures' ideas. This will be through a novel open-discussion format where people can express their thoughts anonymously to stimulate a general discussion by anyone who wishes to participate. If you prefer to just turn up and listen that's perfectly ok too. Look forward to hearing from you.
The Graduate School and the Academic Practice Unit are pleased to announce the 2011-12 series of Doctoral Inaugural Lectures.