Fiona Woollard – Dimensions of Demandingness

Event Date: 30 November 2015 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Fiona Woollard (Southampton) – Dimensions of Demandingness Fiona Woollard is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Southampton. She works in normative and applied ethics, the philosophy of sex and the philosophy of pregnancy and motherhood. In her …

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Popular Opera in Britain, Past and Present

  Event Date : 28 November 2015 Room 261, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU   Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera (OBERTO) presents: Popular Opera in Britain, Past and Present This study afternoon, open to members of the public, will consider opera’s status as a form of popular entertainment past and present. The aim of the event …

Jane Francis – Going to the ends of the Earth as a woman in Science

Event Date: 26 November 2015 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: 2015 Women in Science Lecture Professor Jane Francis (Director, British Antarctic Survey) – Going to the ends of the Earth as a woman in Science On a continent of which over 99% is now covered with ice sheets, …

Rethinking Kierkegaard

Event Date: 26 November 2015 Institute of Education Bedford Way London WC1H OAL The University of the West of England presents: Rethinking Kierkegaard Kierkegaard has always been a figure standing at the crux of contemporary thought. He has often been cast in the role of a Christian prophet bemoaning modernity’s refusal of radical revelation and transcendent paradox. In recent years, …

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Roger Luckhurst – Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies

  Event Date: 26 November 2015 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  presents: Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck) – Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the slave trade, colonial administration and racial science developed a whole structure and language for …

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Christopher Pye – King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice

            Event Date: 26 November 2015 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL   The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A …

Artist and Empire: The Long Nineteenth Century

    Event Date: 25 November 2015 Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain Millbank, London SW1P 4RG Tate Britain and the School of Arts at Birkbeck University of London present: Artist and Empire: The Long Nineteenth Century Tate Britain’s major conference, held in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and culture at King’s College London, marks the opening of the exhibition Artist …

Sonia Solicari – Money, Power, Politics: Curating London’s Square Mile

Event Date: 25 November 2015 Picture Gallery Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Mark Titchner, Plenty and Progress, 2012 Sonia Solicari (Head of Guildhall Art Gallery) – Money, Power, Politics: Curating London’s Square Mile The City of London, otherwise known as the Square Mile, …

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right

            Event Date: 23 November 2015 Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in collaboration with the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London presents: Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right The UK Independence Party, Danish People’s Party and French …

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One-day Workshop on Fanon and Philosophy

  Event Date: 20 November 2015 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH       The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: One-day Workshop on Fanon and Philosophy In Goran Hugo Olsson’s recent film essay Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defence (2014) Lauryn Hill recites the line from Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth …