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What's on at New College of Humanities, London? Here at NCH, we offer a range of exciting events including open days, tasters, special lectures, conferences and more.
The Biology of Sex
As part of our second-year Science Literacy course, Dr Aarathi Prasad (UCL) will join us for a two-part lecture series on the biology and future of sex.
The Future of Sex
In this lecture we will look to current stem-cell, genetic, and reproductive research to ask how what is happening in laboratories today might offer solutions for reproducing.
The Economics of Nature 1
Global diversity has been shrinking at a rate of 100-1000 times greater than average. The economics of nature asks how and why that has come to be the normal today and what we need to do to reverse the trend.
The Economics of Nature 2
Sir Partha continues his lecture series on the economics of nature, as he prepares his Review of the Economics of Biodiversity for the UK government.
A Very Brief Introduction to Quantum & Particle Physics
Dr Jim Baggott returns to the College for a two-part lecture series on the universe as we understand it.
A Very Brief Introduction to Relativity & Physical Cosmology
Dr Baggott continues his series on the universe with an introduction to cosmology.
Ecology and Climate Change
As part of our second-year Science Literacy course, Dr Suzanna Mason will provide an introduction to important ecological concepts, such as biodiversity, species extinction and conservation.
Ecology and the Humanities
In this lecture, Dr Suzanna Mason will teach on the different philosophical and economical views of nature, the history of ecology and nature’s place in art and media.
What is Consciousness For?
Professor Daniel Dennett joins us for a two-part lecture series on consciousness and autonomy.
Consciousness and Autonomy
Human autonomy is what makes us the most dangerous entities on the planet, and human consciousness is what we use to make the world a secure place in which human beings can pursue their projects and engage with each other.
T.S Eliot’s London
Join Professor Sir Christopher Ricks to learn about the truths (as well as the myths) about London, in the 20th century and now, that we owe to Eliot’s apprehension of many a city real and unreal.
Dr Johnson's London
Join Professor Sir Christopher Ricks to learn more about Samuel Johnson's London and 'A Poem in Imitation of the Third Satire of Juvenal' (1738)
Embracing Your Inner Spock: A Framework for Thinking Critically About Scientific Issues
Join Dr Jim Baggott for the final lecture in this three-part series on how we think and view scientific issues.
Other Mechanisms for Modern-day Evolution
Join Max Jamilly for the final lecture in his two-part series on evolutionary biolody, this time focusing on mechanisms for modern-day evolution.
Distinguishing Science from Pseudoscience or Just Plain Ordinary Bullshit
Join Dr Jim Baggott for the second lecture in this three-part series on how we think and view scientific issues.
Is quasi-realism queasy realism? (Part 2)
In the second part of this two-part series, Professor Simon Blackburn, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH, dicusses the rivals to quasi-realism: real realism, and non metaphysical cognitivism.
Art History Professional Pathways Seminar
Join the Art History faculty and Lisa Nash, Senior Conservator for the Royal Institute of British Architects, for 'The Art of Conservation'.
Is quasi-realism queasy realism? (Part 1)
Professor Simon Blackburn, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH, discusses expressivism and "quasi-realism" in the first part of this two-part series.
Art History Research Seminar
Dr Michael Carter, Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage, will join the Art History Faculty for a research seminar on 'The Cult of Saints and their Relics at Whitby Abbey: Scholarship and Interpretative Challenges'.
Englishes of the British Empire
Dr Bert Vaux, Reader in Phonology and Morphology at Cambridge University, will be speaking on the Englishes of the British Empire, from North America to India.
How We Believe, How We Decide, And Why We're Vulnerable
Join Dr Jim Baggott for the first lecture in this three-part series on how we think and view scientific issues.
Introduction to Evolutionary Biology
Join Max Jamilly for an introduction to evolutionary biology, starting from Darwin to modern-day mechanisms.
An Evening with Sujit Bhatt
Northeastern alum Sujit Bhatt tells us about his role as Head of Watson Internet of Things at IBM.
The Normandy Manifesto for Peace
Professor Grayling and Indian peace-maker Sundeep Waslekar are presenting an evening on the Normandy Manifesto for Peace.
Compassion in Politics
This talk will be led by Professors AC Grayling and Peter Singer alongside the Co-Founder of Compassion in Politics Jennifer Nadel.
Revising Animal Liberation
This talk will be led by Peter Singer, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.
Too many people? Ethics and Population in the 21st century
This talk will be held by Professor Peter Singer, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.
Numbers, Minds and Magnitudes Conference
This conference will be held by Brian Ball (NCH) and Jean-Charles Pelland (NCH, McGill University).
Time and the Generations - Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet Part 2
This talk, the second of two talks, was held by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Visiting Professor of Economics.
The Value of Music: The Emotional Dimension
This talk was held by Professor Christopher Peacocke, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
Time and the Generations - Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet Part 1
This talk, the first of two talks, was held by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Visiting Professor of Economics.
Listen: There is a Hell of a Good Universe Next Door, Let's Go (E. E. Cummings)
This talk was held by Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, Visiting Professor of English.
The Memory of Civil Wars (Dryden)
The Role of Language in Consciousness
This talk was held by Professor Daniel Dennett, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH.
A Very Brief Introduction to Relativity and Physical Cosmology
Jim Baggott, award-winning science writer, will be giving a talk on 'A Very Brief Introduction to Relativity and Physical Cosmology'.
History of Slavery and Anti-Death Penalty Movements in the USA
This talk will be held by Dr Bharat Malkani, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Politics at the University of Cardiff.
Expressivism to the Rescue, and the Neo-pragmatism Alternative to Analysis
This talk, the second of two talks, was held by Professor Simon Blackburn, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH.
What has been the legacy of Thatcherism for Crime and Justice in England & Wales?
This talk was held by Professor Stephen Farrall, Professor of Criminology at the University of Sheffield.
Hume on Causation: Difficulties of Interpretation
This talk, the first of two talks, was held by Professor Simon Blackburn, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at NCH.
CMS: An Experiment in Big Science
Professor Tejinder Virdee, from Imperial College London, spoke about the long journey to the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Reigning Queens in the Middle Ages
Dr Elena Woodacre, from the University of Winchester, spoke as part of the NCH History Research Seminar series.
This lecture was held by Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Visiting Professor of Philosophy & Literature at NCH.
Professor Stephen Pinker Lectures at NCH
Professor Steven Pinker, Visiting Professor at NCH, spoke about his recent book.