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Green Templeton College | Oxford

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.

Forthcoming events

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.
More information.


See all forthcoming lectures and seminars in the GTC Calendar of Events (filter by 'Lectures and Seminars')

Past events

The McGovern Lecture 2013: A Spirit of Scientific Rigour - Koch's Postulates and 20th Century Medicine

The Barclay Lecture 2013: In Real Life the Tortoise Loses

Green Templeton Lectures 2013: Feeding a Better Future

The Barclay Lecture 2012: Consumer Finance: Where People and Finance Meet

The McGovern Lecture 2012: Halving Premature Death

Alan Emery Lecture 2012: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Art

Richard Normann Lecture 2012: Imagination in Management

GTC Human Welfare Conference V: Crisis? What Crisis? Human Welfare in the Balance

Green Templeton Lectures 2012: States in Crisis


Listen to podcasts of Green Templeton lectures here

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