The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times – Discussing the Issues

Event Date: 30 June 2014 Room 421 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck, University of London presents: “The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” – Discussing the Issues Speakers: Barbara Taylor, with David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal Chaired by Sasha …

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Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much?

Event Date: 26 June 2014 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much? Speakers:  Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author; Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist; David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, …

Simon Callow – The 2014 Garrick Lecture

                                                        Event Dates: 25 June 2014 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL Kingston University and the Rose Theatre Kingston present: The 2014 Garrick Lecture by Simon Callow CBE Simon Callow CBE – The 2014 Garrick Lecture David …

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Law on Trial 2014: Scientific Evidence

Event Date: 16 – 20  June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Law on Trial 2014: Scientific Evidence Monday 16 June 2014 Professor Renata Salecl – What’s on my mind? Law, neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Inaugural Lecture Tuesday 17 June 2014 Justice and research evidence Examining the use of research …

The Power of Experts

Event Date: 19 June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: The Power of Experts Chair: Dr. Marinos Diamantides (Birkbeck) Participants: Dr. Matjaž Ambrož (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana),  Dr. Amanda Dickins (Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills),  Dr. Mary Malecka (Barrister, Garden …

State Violence under the Microscope

Event Date: 19 June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: State Violence under the Microscope Panel: Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones, Dr Nadine El-Enany, Dr Chris Cocking, Harmit Athwal This panel interrogates the way in which the state evades accountability for its violence through its selective exclusion and validation of scientific …

Lynne Segal – The Age of Desire, the Desires of Ageing

Event Date: 19 June 2014 Horton Lecture Theatre 1 Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX   The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London presents: Keynote Lecture at the 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium Professor Lynne Segal (Anniversary Professor, Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London) – The Age of Desire, the Desires of …

Diane Horn – What can we do to reduce flood risk?

Event Date: 18 June 2014 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck presents: Social Sciences Week 2014 What can we do to reduce flood risk? In this topical talk, Dr Diane Horn (Birkbeck) will examine how the risk of flooding can be reduced …

Forensic Futures

Event Date: 18 June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Forensic Futures Panel: Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths), and Maja Petrović-Šteger (University of Cambridge) and Stewart Motha (Birkbeck) Forensics conjures the sense of a truth established by science in the service of the law. But the origin of ‘forensic’ in the …

Linda Colley – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting

Event Date: 17 June 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University presents: The 2014 Magna Carta Lecture Professor Linda Colley CBE (Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University) – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting 2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet …