"The ecological dynamics of hantavirus disease in China: from environmental variability to disease prevention” with Dr Huaiyu Tian
7th October 2019: 12:15pm Registration Required
Zoonoses are increasingly recognised as an important burden on global public health in the 21st century. High-resolution, long-term field studies are critical for assessing both the baseline and future risk scenarios in a world of rapid changes.
"The technology trap - capital, labour and power in the age of automation" with Carl Benedikt Frey
14th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
In this book talk the Author, Carl Benedikt Frey, will discuss how the Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but how few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. Now that we are in the midst of another technological revolution, how can the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present?
"Psychologically informed micro-targeted political campaigns: the use and abuse of data" with Dr Jens Koed Madsen
18th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Data-driven micro-targeted campaigns have become a main stable of political strategy. As personal and societal data becomes more accessible, we need to understand how it can be used and mis-used in political campaigns and whether it is relevant to regulate political candidates’ access to data.
"Cartographic attributes of the invisible – the geographies of the platform economy" with Prof Mark Graham
28th October 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
Geographers have long been interested in the spaces brought into being by the internet. In the early days of the Web, digital technologies were seen as tools that could bring a heterotopic cyberspace into being: a place beyond space de-tethered from the material world.
Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2019
10th December 2019: 9:30am
The second LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will take place on the 10th December at the Said Business School, Oxford. Building on the successful 2018 conference we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.