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Adriana Alexander - The Honour of Sharing : the Sharing of Honour

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How does a Lovari extended family enact the sharing of material resources, and of intangible gifts conveyed through gesture, dance, song and speech? How do these practices confer...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 22 Jan 2015


A Fossil Feast: 31 December 1853, Sydenham Park, London

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Dr Becky Lewis, Assistant Professor Emerita University of South Carolina; Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Fri 5 Feb 2016


Andrew Goldman: Scientific Approaches to Musical Improvisation

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Musical improvisation is often considered in terms of indeterminacy and freedom. It would thus seem to resist the systemization of a scientific approach. However, as cognitive...

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Wed 5 Jun 2013


An evening with artist Anthony Green RA

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Anthony Green RA in conversation with Dr Frank Whitford about his art and the convictions and experiences that have shaped it, on 1 May 2013 at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 2 May 2013


Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon: To Be or Not to Be: British Approaches towards Europe in the Postwar World

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The post-war period in British history has proven to be one of remarkable change for the United Kingdom, from the rapid dismantling of the Empire through adjusting to a...

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 9 Dec 2013


Bill Lubenow: Intellectual Societies: Intimacy and Knowledge in the 19th Century

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E.M. Forster’s famous phrase, ‘Only Connect’, is not only a guide to a successful emotional life; it is also a guide to cognition. The universities were reformed in the...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 13 May 2014


Bjorn L. Basberg: Maynard Keynes and his Whaling Adventures

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The economist John Maynard Keynes’ activities on the stock market are well known. One company in which he bought stocks in the late 1920s was the Hector Whaling Company Ltd. The...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 26 May 2015


Cambridge 105 radio interview, Margaret Greeves, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College

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Margaret Greeves, Emeritus Fellow Wolfson College, interviewed on the radio station Cambridge 105 about the Myths, Memories and Mysteries exhibition.

Collection: Fine Arts

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Wed 27 Aug 2014


Cambridge play 2013

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Collection: Cambridge Dickens Fellowship

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 22 Apr 2013


Charles Jones : Radical Sisters: Four Victorian Women

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Together, the adult lives of Eliza (c.1820-1850), Caroline (1816-1889), Matilda (1816/17-1866) and Emilie Ashurst (1826?-1893) spanned the greater part of Queen Victoria’s reign....

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 23 Jan 2014


Cultural Narratives of Dementia and Care in Post-War Japan

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As population ageing progresses globally, incidents of dementia, a condition closely associated with ageing, are also on the rise. As a result, there has been an increasing...

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 25 Feb 2016


David Jacques: Blick Mead: The Cradle of Stonehenge?

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The discovery of a spring complex, adjacent to Vespasian's Camp and just over a mile from Stonehenge, with well preserved and substantial Mesolithic deposits, potentially...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 13 May 2014


David Reynolds: The changing map of Europe, 1909-2009

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The second lecture in this series was given by Professor David Reynolds on Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 5.30pm in the Lee Hall.

Collection: Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Wed 13 Jan 2010


Delphine Driaux - Living Conditions in Ancient Egyptian Settlements and the Place occupied by the Non-Elite Population

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In the 1960’s, it was generally admitted that ancient Egypt was a civilization which did not possess cities. To define an ancient Egyptian city turns out to be a difficult task...

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 9 Jun 2015


Dr. Alastair Bennett - 'Th'emprenting of hir consolacioun': persuasive speech and resistant listeners in 'The...

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When Dorigen mourns the absence of Arveragus in ‘The Franklin’s Tale’, her friends ‘prechen hire’ to ‘make hire leve hir hevinesse’. Their preaching takes effect in the same way...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Wed 14 Oct 2015


Dr Alexi Baker: Technology, Tools, and Toys of Early Modern Science

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Dr Alexi Baker’s research over the past decade has revealed how ‘scientific instruments’ before the rise of modern science included everything from cutting-edge technologies and...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 18 Dec 2014


Dr Alfred Moore - Useful Idiots: On the Democratic Virtues of Conspiracy Theories

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Conspiracy theories are often regarded as individual cognitive failings and collective pathologies of public reason. In this paper I will argue for the democratic benefits of...

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 6 Nov 2014


Dr Amira Bennison: Architecture & Design in Medieval Morocco: the building strategies of the Marinid sultans

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This talk explores the ways in which the Marinid dynasty in Morocco exploited architecture and display to legitimise themselves before their subjects, a volatile mix of restive...

Collection: Humanities Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Wed 1 May 2013


Dr Andrew Herbert OBE: EDSAC: The World's First Practical Electronic Digital Computer

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It is not generally known that the world’s first practical ‘stored program electronic digital computer” was designed and built in Cambridge by a team at the University’s...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 3 Jun 2013


Dr Andrew McKenzie-McHarg: 'Making Sense of Assassinations'

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The talk looks at historical examples in which multiple assassinations have generated the spectre of conspiracy.

Collection: Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Fri 4 Dec 2015


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