Lectures & seminars
GTC is building on a legacy of important and successful public lectures and seminars organised by its previous constituent colleges. There will be themed series of lectures and one-off events, usually open to the rest of the University and in some cases to the wider public.
Green Templeton Lectures 2014: The Tyranny of the Normal
This year's series of four lectures will look to find answers to questions such as: Is normality - or conformity to certain parameters of behaviour and appearance - a necessary condition of all advanced societies or a tyranny which constrains individual aspiration and social evolution? Do conceptions of normality have any objective basis or are they merely social constructions, inexorably tied to the exercise of political and economic power?
Lectures will take place at 6pm in the E P Abraham Lecture Theatre at GTC on Monday 27 January, and 3, 10 and 24 February 2014.
Our guest speakers are novelist Adam Mars-Jones (27 January); Professor Nichola Rumsey, Co-Director of the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (3 February); Sara Ahmed, writer and professor in race and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London (10 February), and Peter Keen, Director of Sport at Loughborough University (24 February). Lecture titles will be announced shortly.
Richard Normann Lecture 2014
Professor Nils Brunsson, Chair in Management at Uppsala University, Professor Nils Brunsson, Chair in Management at Uppsala University, will present Organising the World on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
See all forthcoming lectures and seminars in the GTC Calendar of Events (filter by 'Lectures and Seminars')