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INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures

Newcastle University's INSIGHTS Public Lectures have moved online and they have a full programme running this autumn.

INSIGHTS Virtual lectures cover a wide range of topics delivered by leading public figures and eminent scholars and are available to watch on their YouTube Channel. Unless otherwise stated, lectures will begin at 5.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes, plus time for questions.

Tuesday 6 October - Dressed: how to think about clothes. With Professor Shahidha Bari, London College of Fashion.

Thursday 8 October - Slowdown: the end of the great acceleration – and why it’s good for the planet, the economy, and our lives. With Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford.

Thursday 15 October - A global history of sexual violence. With Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, London.

Tuesday 20 October - A Bitter Sweet Journey: from slavery to freedom and beyond the colour line. With Dr Keith Magee, Director of the Social Justice Institute, Boston.

Thursday 22 October - Everything from nothing: how our universe was made. With Professor Carlos Frenk, Durham University.

Tuesday 27 October - The robotic alchemist - digital assembly of drugs and chemical brains. With Professor Leroy (Lee) Cronin, University of Glasgow.

Thursday 29 October - After displacement: journeys of the mind and memory communities. With Professor Indira Chowdhury (pictured), Centre for Public History, Srishti-Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.

Tuesday 3 November - The rise of neoliberal feminism. With Professor Catherine Rottenberg, Nottingham University.

Thursday 5th November - There and back again – a journey through mental illness.

With Adam Gridley, Expert by Experience.

Tuesday 10 November - Birds and us: how we shaped them and they shaped us. With Professor Tim Birkhead, University of Sheffield.

Thursday 12 November - Hostile environment: challenging anti-immigration myths. With Dr Maya Goodfellow, Writer and Academic.

Tuesday 17 November - Lions of the North – the Percys and Alnwick Castle – 1000 years of history. With Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland.

Thursday 19 November - ‘Now we have your attention’: pandemics, protest, and politics from below. With Jack Shenker, Journalist and Author.

Tuesday 24 November - Poetry that ‘will live and do good’. Reimagining Wordsworth. With Jeff Cowton, Curator and Head of Learning, The Wordsworth Trust.

Thursday 26 November - New voices on science, agriculture and engineering. With Three early-career researchers from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering at Newcastle University explore new ideas through their research.

Tuesday 1 December - The first draft human genome at 20: how has genomics altered the way humanity understands itself? With Professor Steve Yearley, University of Edinburgh.

Information and links to upcoming events can be found at www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures.

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