Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe: A Conversation between Deborah Lipstadt and Anthony Julius

  Event Date: 26 February 2015 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG   The Wiener Library presents: Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe: A Conversation between Deborah Lipstadt and Anthony Julius This event launched a wider series of public talks and lectures on contemporary Antisemitism, organised by The Wiener Library, entitled ‘The New Jewish Question? …

Peter Buse – Clowning and Power

Event Date: 26 February 2015 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA       The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: A Lecture of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, …

Lynne Frostick – Why do we need women scientists and engineers?

Event Date: 26 February 2015 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: 2015 Women in Science Lecture Professor Lynne Frostick (Hull) – Why do we need women scientists and engineers? In the century since Marie Curie did her pioneering work in physics many things have changed for women in the …

Robin Osborne – Turning Art into History: the case of classical Athens

Athenian painted pottery offers many scenes that relate to daily life, but what sort of a history do they enable us to write? By focusing on the ways in which the scenes of aspects of daily life change over time, Professor Robin Osborn argues that we can see something of the complex ways in which aesthetics and politics interact in a society.

Ünver Rüstem – Justice, Conquest, and Victory: The Evolving Symbolism of Istanbul’s Nusretiye Mosque

This talk will use hitherto unexplored documents to trace the Nusretiye Mosque’s formation as an architectural statement of Mahmud’s modernising agenda. Alongside the written evidence, attention will be given to the Nusretiye’s pronounced visual resemblance to the mosque of Mahmud’s reformist predecessor Selim III, whose thwarted efforts to overhaul the Ottoman military both anticipated and served as a foil for Mahmud’s subsequent victory.

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

2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet how this iconic text has been understood, used and commemorated has changed markedly over the centuries, not just in England, but throughout the British Isles and in the one-time British Empire. This lecture explores some of these shifts over time, and discusses how – and how far – the cult that evolved around this text can be related to the UK’s lack of a written constitution.

Patrick Leman – Inside Children’s Peer Interactions

Children often regard adults as infallible sources of knowledge. However, in discussions with their peers children can be freer to question, discuss and explore the world for themselves. Psychologists have often regarded peer interaction as one of the fundamental building blocks of development. This lecture describes research examining how children interact with their peers, and how these interactions are affected by social identities such as gender and ethnicity. It will also consider why children can often learn better through peer interactions than from adult instruction across a range of topics from morality to understanding of science.