A Bigger Picture of Science
- Centre for Professional Development, Medical School
- Medical and Dental Sciences
© David Hockney "Woldgate Woods 6&9 November 2006" Oil on 6 Canvases (36x48" each) 72x144" overall Photo credit Richard Schmidt
This course explores how science relates to the other creative arts and how this relationship has developed over time. The course is designed for postdoctoral/early career researchers, academic staff and graduate students.
Please note due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to swap the first two talks – Professor Roy Bicknell will now start this series on History Matters: standing on the shoulders of giants
Feb.25 History Matters: standing on the shoulders of giants Roy Bicknell (Immunity and Infection)
March 4 Evolution Matters: the biggest picture of all? Alice Roberts, Mark Pallen (Warwick)
March 11 Scientific Revolutions; ideas that change the world Pietro Corsi (History, University of Oxford), Bryan Turner (Cancer Sciences)
March 18 The Power of Presentation; science as a performance art Steve Ball (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Alice Roberts
March 25 The Power of Words; science and literature Claire Preston (English), Chris McCabe (Experimental Medicine)
April 15 Science in Birmingham; 200 years of translational research Philip Johnson (Cancer Sciences), Jonathan Reinarz (History of Medicine Unit)
Each session will run from 16.00 – 17.30, followed by a further (flexible) period for unstructured discussion, with drinks and snacks in the IBR Staff Common Room.