The Green Templeton Lectures
In an annual series of four lectures in Hilary Term, the Green Templeton Lectures explore a given contemporary theme through a number of different perspectives, whether it be historical, political, educational or philosophical. Previous themes have included the pharmaceutical industry in 2009 and the sources and forms of uncertainty in modern life.
High-profile guest speakers have included Dame Helena Kennedy, leading barrister and expert in human rights law and civil liberties, and Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The theme of the Green Templeton Lectures 2014 is The Tyranny of the Normal. The series will explore ''norms' as they relate to the College's focus on human welfare, including the norms of appearance; contentment; behaviour, and performance.Speakers and lecture titles/themes will be announced shortly. Lectures will take place at 6pm in the E P Abraham Lecture Theatre at GTC on Monday 27 January, and 3, 10 and 17 February 2014.
Past lecture series:
Green Templeton Lectures 2013: Feeding a Better Future
Green Templeton Lectures 2012: States in Crisis
Green Templeton Lectures 2011: Living with the Coalition
Green Templeton Lectures 2010: Uncertainties and Insecurities
Green Templeton Lectures 2009: Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling Business, Medical and Ethical Needs