Forthcoming

Events

Forthcoming Events

January

'Escaping the backtesting illusion: An application of evolutionary finance' with Prof Klaus Schenk-Hoppé

29th January 2020: 4:30pm

Two tests can help asset managers to develop more robust investment strategies: an impact test and a survival test. Both tests complement the backtest where one checks how a proposed investment strategy would have performed in the past.

February

'Neural evolution of context-dependent fly song' with David Stern

4th February 2020: 12:00pm

It is unclear where in the nervous system evolutionary changes tend to occur. To localize the source of neural evolution that has generated divergent behaviours, a new approach has been developed to label and functionally manipulate homologous neurons across Drosophila species.

'Memory, meaning and human identity: the place of theology in constructing the purpose of age in the light of dementia' with Prof James Woodward

4th February 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

'Marginally stable economies?' with Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

7th February 2020: 12:00pm

Our understanding of so-called “complex systems” has made giant leaps forward in the last 40 years, due in particular to a flurry of activity in statistical physics, theoretical ecology, computer science and mathematics.

'The body as an ageing thing' with Dr Chris Gilleard

11th February 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

"Pyrrhic progress: the history of antibiotics in Anglo-American food production" with Dr Claas Kirchhelle

11th February 2020: 5:15pm   Registration Required

In this book talk, Claas will review central findings of his research on the past 80 years of antibiotic use, resistance, and regulation in food production with introduction by Prof Mark Harrison, Director of Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

‘Climate change and water: There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable engineering’ with Dr Katrina Charles

12th February 2020: 5:30pm

Dr Katrina Charles will draw on work across Africa and Asia to explore the emerging challenge to sustaining and advancing progress through engineering and management to reduce the diarrhoeal disease burden in a changing climate.

Series: Alice in Typhoidland Series

'Monkey glands and moisturisers: anti-ageing in modern Britain' with Dr James Stark

18th February 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

'Innovation, employment and wages' with Prof Maria Savona

19th February 2020: 4:30pm

Maria Savona's seminar will be based on the results of the ESRC SDAI project (TEMPIS) on the effects of technological innovation on employment and self-employment in the UK’s local labour markets and on wage inequality.

'What can knowledge of history contribute to current understandings of ageing and old age?' with Prof Patricia M. Thane

25th February 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

'Major transitions in information technology' with Dr Sergi Valverde

26th February 2020: 4:30pm

When looking at the history of technology, we can see that all inventions are not of equal importance. Only a few technologies have the potential to start a new branching series (specifically, by increasing diversity), have a lasting impact in human life, and ultimately become turning points.

"The future of health in the UK – the next 20 years" Prof Chris Whitty

26th February 2020: 5:30pm   Registration Required

With the UK population predicted to grow nearly 20% by 2050 (circa 77 million people), over 65s making up around 25% of the population and more and more demands being put on the healthcare system what does the future hold?

Series: Shaping the future

March

“What is Life?” with Sir Paul Nurse

2nd March 2020: 5:00pm   Registration Required

For this year's James Martin Memorial Lecture, Sir Paul Nurse will consider some of the fundamental ideas of biology with the aim of identifying principles that define living organisms.

'Art, ageing and policy' with Stephen Bennett

3rd March 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

'On the need to Stay human: Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Age' with Dr Kate Kirkpatrick

10th March 2020: 4:00pm

This seminar is part of the series 'The construction of ageing', co-hosted by The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Series: OIPA Seminar Series: The construction of ageing

‘Typhoid in Oxford’ with Dr Claas Kirchhelle & Dr Samantha Vanderslott

12th March 2020: 6:00pm

A talk about the extraordinary efforts to eliminate typhoid fever from a rapidly-expanding Victorian city.

Series: Alice in Typhoidland Series

"The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in Zooniverse" with Prof Chiris Lintott

30th March 2020: 6:00pm

Astronomer and television presenter Professor Chris Lintott explains the amazing discoveries made by more than a million people that take part in the Zooniverse citizen science project he helped to found.

Series: Oxford Martin School at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2020

"The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of our Oceans and How we can Protect Them" with Prof Alex Rogers

31st March 2020: 12:00pm

One of the world’s leading marine biologists Professor Alex Rogers describes the wonders that lie beneath the ocean’s surface and explains what we can do to protect them.

Series: Oxford Martin School at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2020

"The Technology Trap: Capital, Labour and Power in the Age of Automation" with Dr Carl Frey

31st March 2020: 2:00pm

Economist Dr Carl Frey looks at the history of technological progress and explains how it has always radically shifted the distribution of economic and social power between members of society.

Series: Oxford Martin School at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2020

April

‘The ethics of human challenge studies’ with Prof Julian Savulescu

29th April 2020: 5:30pm

Purposeful infection of healthy volunteers with a microbial pathogen seems at odds with acceptable ethical standards, but is an important contemporary research avenue used to study infectious diseases and their treatments.

Series: Alice in Typhoidland Series

May

'A new typhoid vaccine' with Prof Andrew Pollard & Dr Virginia Pitzer

18th May 2020: 5:30pm

In this joint talk, Prof Andrew Pollard will speak about the development, evaluation and deployment of a new typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) and Dr Virginia Pitzer will speak about how the potential impact of TCVs is being predicted using mathematical models to help policy decisions.

Series: Alice in Typhoidland Series

June

'Who did it? Solving a typhoid mystery' with Dr Roderick Bailey

2nd June 2020: 5:30pm

Drawing on new data, this talk discusses the causes of an infamous outbreak of typhoid that occurred in the coastal town of Acre (Akka) in Palestine in 1948, when Jewish and Arab communities were in open conflict.

Series: Alice in Typhoidland Series