Prof Sir Andy Haines and Prof Chris Dye in Conversation: "Building back healthier: climate change, health and the recovery from Covid-19"
Covid-19 killed around two million people in 2020. At the same time, the social and economic impact of the pandemic led to an 8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the biggest one-year decline on record.
Prof Yvonne Jones, Prof Phil Biggin & Prof Charles Godfray in conversation: "Protein structure & AI: the excitement about the recent advance made by Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Programme"
On the 30th November it was announced that the Artificial Intelligence computer programme AlphaFold had made a decisive breakthrough in the determination of the 3-D structures of proteins.
Prof Julian Savulescu and Dr Samantha Vanderslott in conversation: "Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: the arguments for and against"
With COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, attention again returns to the contentious topic of whether vaccination should be made mandatory.
Prof Christophe Fraser & Prof Oliver Pybus in conversation: "21st century technologies for tackling 21st century pandemics”
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a defining event of the 21st century.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt in conversation: "The Web, internet and data during the pandemic: lessons learnt and new directions"
26th November 2020: 5:00pm
In 2020, Governments around the world made the decision to lock down their country to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This led to teaching, meetings, conferences, contacting family and more being conducted from home via the internet.
"Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence" with Prof Gina Neff
What happens when new artificial intelligence (AI) tools are integrated into organisations around the world?
Prof Susan Jebb and Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Rethinking diet, weight and health policy in and after the COVID-19 pandemic"
The current covid-19 pandemic has focussed attention on the variability in personal risk of serious illness. After age and ethnicity, one of the most important factors associated with developing serious covid complications, requiring admission to hospital or ICU, is being overweight.
Prof Tim Schwanen and Dr Jennie Middleton in Conversation, chaired by Prof Jim Hall: "Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19"
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to urban mobility systems across the globe yet also presented unique opportunities for people to drive less, walk/cycle more and reduce carbon emissions.
"Africa, capital flight and the bankers who help: evidence from the FinCEN files" a panel discussion with William Fitzgibbon, Augustin Armendariz, Taiwo Hassan Adebayo and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
The FinCEN Files investigation, coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, exposed more than $2 trillion in suspicious deals.
We are justified to say that we are living through a new age of globalisation, which Professor Jeff Sachs calls the Digital Age. The hugely disruptive changes were already with us before Covid-19, but now we’ve been hurled head-first into the new age.
Expert in globalisation and development, Professor Ian Goldin uses state-of-the-art maps to show humanity’s impact on the planet and demonstrate how we can save it and thrive as a species.
CANCELLED Prof Mariana Mazzucato & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "The big failure of small government: COVID-19 and public sector capacity"
13th October 2020: 5:00pm
Please note this talk has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for a later date.
Prof Sarah Smith & Prof Cameron Hepburn in conversation: "Baby steps: the gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic"
The nature and scale of the shocks to the demand for, and the supply of, home childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic provide a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of the division of home labour and the determinants of specialisation within the household.