Rethinking the Senses Talk: The Value of Suffering

Glasgow Science Festival University of Glasgow , Glasgow

Talk by Professor Michael Brady on what is ‘The Value of Suffering’ as part of the 2015 Glasgow Science Festival. It is widely agreed that suffering is bad: we have reason to avoid, alleviate and reduce our own suffering and that of others. However, suffering can also be valuable in many different ways. Prof Michael Brady […]

Rethinking the Senses Talk: Vision, Perception and Illusion

Glasgow Science Festival University of Glasgow , Glasgow

Talk by Professor Colin Blakemore and Professor Fiona Macpherson on ‘Vision, Perception, and Illusion’ as part of the 2015 Glasgow Science Festival. Human vision feels like a seamless, real-time video stream. In reality, the brain receives a sequence of snapshots of tiny parts. Sir Colin Blakemore, University of London, explains how we convert so little into so much. […]

Constructing Scientific Communities Research Seminar

St Anne's College Woodstock Road , Oxford

Research Seminar organised by AHRC Science in Culture Theme Large Grant ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’. This seminar is part of the Science, Medicine and Culture in the 19th Century series. Drinks will be served after each seminar and all are welcome. Speaker: Rachel Bowlby, Professor of Cognitive Literature, […]

Centre for the Study of the Senses/ Rethinking the Senses Lecture

University of London Senate House, Malet St, London

Research seminar organized by the Centre for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy and AHRC Large Grant Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception. Speaker: Tania Singer, Max- Planck- Institute fur Kognitions Title: Plasticity of the social brain: from training the mind and heart to a more caring society.

Twilight Science

Royal Society 6- 9 Carlton House Terrace , London

AHRC Large Grant Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries will be contributing to an exclusive evening of events to launch the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015. Join us for our exhibition preview, packed full of exciting, interactive exhibits and events. Featuring some of the best scientists working in the UK, discussing their […]

Rethinking the Senses Seminar

University of London Senate House, Malet St, London

Research seminar organized by AHRC Large Grant Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception. Speaker: Dr David Aagten Murphy, Ludwig- Maximilians Universitat, Munich Title: Reconciling sensory reference frames and stabilising multisensory perception.

Chickens and People: Past, Present and Future

Oxford University Museum of Natural History Lecture Theatre

What do you know about chickens? You know nothing about chickens! And three years ago, neither did we. We didn’t know where they were domesticated or why, how they spread around the world or with what consequences for human culture, diet, health or well-being. But following 3 years of AHRC-funded research, that allowed us to […]

Free

Cheltenham Science Festival: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Globe?

Cheltenham Science Festival Parabola Arts Centre , Cheltenham

We Brits eat more than two million chickens a day, but until recently we knew practically nothing about this humble bird. How was it domesticated, and why? Archaeologists Naomi Sykes and Greger Larson discuss fascinating new research from The Chicken Project, revealing that the story of chickens is the story of us, charting the rise and fall of empires, […]

£7

Cheltenham Science Festival: Evelyn Glennie – Feeling Sound

Cheltenham Science Festival Parabola Arts Centre , Cheltenham

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie lost almost all her hearing by the age of 12. This has given her a unique connection to her music and the desire to teach the world how to really listen. Evelyn joins neuroscientist Colin Blakemore to discuss how hearing involves much more than just sound waves hitting your eardrums.

$£9

Causing a Flap!

Woburn Suite, Senate House London WC1E Woburn Suite, Senate House, London

The initial media reaction to our AHRC-funded research was scathing: we “caused a flap”. Yet our work on the 'Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions' and our GCRF 'Going Places' projects has demonstrated that chickens are fundamentally important, in differing ways, for diverse segments of society.
This final free event integrates the results of all our research to reveal the economic, social and cultural impact of chickens through time and space. What do these results mean for the future of human-animal-environmental well-being? Come find out!

Free