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Talks

Laureate's Library Tour with Simon Armitage and Imtiaz Dharker

Join Simon Armitage and Imtiaz Dharker at Cambridge University Library to celebrate historic poetry archives, part of the Laureate’s Library Tour C-D.

Tue 29 November 2022 1:00PM - 2:00PM

From NOMA to POMA: the case for overlapping magisteria

by Dr Nick Spencer - Part of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Michaelmas Research Seminar Series

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought?

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight The Really Popular Book Club: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Cambridge University Library's Keeper of Early Manuscripts comes to talk to us about Umberto Eco's historical murder mystery.

Wed 30 November 2022 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Spoils of Sudan: Fragments of memory from the Madhist War

This talk will explore artefacts in the Defaced! exhibition associated with the Mahdist War in Sudan (1881-99) that challenge conventional understandings of ‘loot’. These framed and mounted fragments reveal a British-imperial military culture that was bound by traditions that commemorated not only victory, but also death, mourning, and defeat.

1:45PM - 6:00PM

Precarious lives: inequalities in health through the lens of the filmmaker

This film screening and workshop considers the contribution of social realism films to studies of inequalities in health.  The chosen films – “Sorry We Missed You” (Director: Ken Loach, 2019) and “Bicycle Thieves”(Ladri di biciclette,Director: Vittorio de Sica, 1948) – explore the experience of families struggling to do better for their children in bleak economic times; and doing worse.

Thu 1 December 2022 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Exhibition Tour: Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso

Join us in the galleries for an informal exhibition tour of Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso with Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Eleanor Ling and exhibition artist Paul Dash.

Fri 2 December 2022 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Small reactors and the energy transition, fighting climate change with the Holtec SMR

The problems of climate change and energy security in today’s world are numerous. Nuclear power plants have been touted as a key part of future energy grids by the UN, International Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency. But can they be built quickly or cheaply enough to be of use in the energy transition or to meet energy security needs?

Sat 3 December 2022 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.

Sun 4 December 2022 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.