Part of the Israel Studies Series of Lectures at the Centre of Jewish Studies within the University of Manchester
Location: Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre, University of Manchester, Lime Grove, Manchester M13 9PP
Speaker: Brian Klug
Information: The Centre's seminar programme is open to all (for free) and there is no need to book
Brian Klug presents a lecture as part of the Israel Studies Series at the Centre of Jewish Studies within the University of Manchester, entitled 'Words of Fire: Ahad Ha'am and the Jewish Future'.
UNIVERSITY EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: A NOTE ON CONTROVERSIAL VIEWS AND THE ACADEMY
The critical exchange of academic ideas, interpretations, and arguments must flow freely on any topic. University seminar papers are one of several proper settings for the critical scrutiny of all academic arguments. To provide the setting for such academic exchange is one of the core duties of Universities. Speakers are invited because their work has demonstrated significant research quality or achieved research impact, and the scrutiny does not proceed by pre-judging/judging the personal motivations of speakers. It proceeds by exposing the claims of seminar speakers to critical and evidence-based responses, both in the longer term and on the day. The speakers’ positions as well as the scrutiny and responses they receive from others in the field become part of the ongoing review of new claims that characterises all University subjects. This always takes time, but it is the ultimate source of all informed discussion which takes place outside the University as well. Thus a seminar series fulfils a vital function in the exchange and critical scrutiny of ideas, data, interpretations and evidence.
Location: St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS
Speaker: Andrew Lees
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Andrew Lees will be talking about the research and background which helped produce his much acclaimed book Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment' at the 8th Oxford Neurology Course held within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, within the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.
The Department hosts world-leading programmes in basic, translational and clinical neuroscience research. Their integrated approach allows for the swift transfer of basic biomedical findings to the clinical setting, delivering evidence-based therapies of high impact for the benefit of society and the economy.
In 2014 the Department was ranked first place in Unit of Assessment 4 (Clinical Neuroscience, Psychology and Psychiatry) of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework exercise. 95% of their submission was rated as world leading or internationally excellent, and they scored 100% for the quality of our research and training environment.