A Bigger Picture of Science

Locations
Centre for Professional Development, Medical School
Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Monday 25th February (16:00) - Monday 15th April 2013 (17:30)
Contact

Additional enquires should be addressed to Lesley Bodenham (l.h.bodenham@bham.ac.uk) or complete online registration form 

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 

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© 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.