"It's True, It's True, It's True: Verbatim Theatre, Staging Sexual Assault, and Femal Representation in the Arts. Breach Theatre in Conversation with Dr Hannah Simpson and Dr Sos Eltis
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by Hannah Simpson, Sos Eltis, Billy Barrett, Ellice Stevens
2y ago
Hannah Simpson, Sos Eltis, Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens in conversation ..read more
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Mark Davies on 'Medley Manor'
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by Mark Davies
2y ago
Oxfordshire Local historian, Mark Davies, takes a look at the history of Medley Manor and its connections to empire as well as his own family history ..read more
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The Diasporic Quartets: Identity and Aesthetics
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by Des Oliver, Nina Whiteman
2y ago
Keynote lecture in the Diversity and the British String Quartet Symposium, day 3, held on 16th June 2021. Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Chair: Dr Nina Whiteman Speaker: Dr Des Oliver On our final day, we begin with a keynote lecture from composer Dr Des Oliver on his ‘Diasporic Quartets’ projects. You can learn more here https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/diversity-and-the-british-string-quartet-0 ..read more
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The string quartet takes residence: class, community, curricula
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by Laura Tunbridge, Wiebke Thormählen
2y ago
Keynote lecture in the Diversity and the British String Quartet Symposium, held on 14th June 2021. Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Lecture by Professor Laura Tunbridge (University of Oxford) Chair: Dr Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) We will hear from Beethoven and string quartet expert Prof Laura Tunbridge on the history of performing quartets working in UK universities ..read more
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Art and Action: Benjamin Zephaniah in Conversation
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by Benjamin Zephaniah, Elleke Boehmer, Malachi McIntosh, Wes Williams
2y ago
Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. In his autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah (2018), award-winning poet, lyricist, musician, and activist Benjamin Zephaniah speaks out candidly about the writer’s responsibility to step outside the medium of literature and engage in political activism: “You can’t just be a poet or writer and say your activism is simply writing about these things; you have to do something as well, especially if your public profile can be put to good use.” In c ..read more
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Book at Lunchtime: Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism
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by Abigail Green, Simon Levis Sullam, Adam Sutcliffe, Kei Hiruta, Wes Williams
3y ago
Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held weekly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all. About the book: The emancipatory promise of liberalism - and its exclusionary qualities - shaped the fate of Jews in many parts of the world during the age of empire. Yet historians have mostly understood the relationship between Jews, liberalism and antisemitism as a European story, defined by the collapse of liberalism and the Holocaust. This volume challenges that perspective by taking a global approach. It t ..read more
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Ethics in AI Seminar: Responsible Research and Publication in AI
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by Peter Millican, Rosie Campbell, Carolyn Ashurst, Helena Webb
3y ago
Ethics in AI Seminar - presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI Chair: Peter Millican, Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford University What role should the technical AI community play in questions of AI ethics and those concerning the broader impacts of AI? Are technical researchers well placed to reason about the potential societal impacts of their work? What does it mean to conduct and publish AI research responsibly? What challenges does the AI community face in reaching consensus about responsibilities, and adopting appropriate norms and governance ..read more
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Ethics in AI Colloquium with Adrienne Mayor: Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
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by Adrienne Mayor, Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Armand D'Angour, John Tasioulas
3y ago
Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute of Ethics in AI. This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. What, if anything, can the ancient Greeks teach us​ about robots and AI? Perhaps the answer is nothing, or nothing so straightforward as a correct 'solution' to the problems thrown up by robots and AI, but instead a way of thinking about them. Join us for a fascinating presentation from Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, who will discuss her latest book, G ..read more
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AI in a Democratic Culture - Presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI
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by Joshua Cohen, Hélène Landemore, Nigel Shadbolt
3y ago
Launch of the Institute for Ethics in AI with Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Joshua Cohen and Hélène Landemore. Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI Introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson and chaired by Professor John Tasioulas. Speakers Professor Joshua Cohen (Apple University), Professor Hélène Landemore (Yale University), and Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt (Computer Science, Oxford) Speakers: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt is Principal of Jesus College Oxford and a Professor of Computer Science at the Un ..read more
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Book at Lunchtime: Born to Write
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by Neil Kenny, Caroline Warman, Ceri Sullivan, Wes Williams
3y ago
A TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on ‘Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France’ by Professor Neil Kenny. Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held weekly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all. About the book: It is easy to forget how deeply embedded in social hierarchy was the literature and learning that has come down to us from the early modern European world. From fiction to philosophy, from poetry to history, works of all kinds emerged from and through the so ..read more
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