Thursday, January 22, 2009
The provisional programme for this year's British Society for Literature and Science conference, to be held in Reading from 27th-29th March, is now available online. Booking forms can also be found here.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Our second meeting of term will focus on Daniel Kehlmann's recent bestseller, Measuring the World (2007 translation by Carol Brown Janeway). Copies of the book are available in Cambridge University Library, in print, and from second-hand booksellers. We hope to see you in the upstairs seminar room at Darwin College from 7.30-9pm - all welcome!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The annual Darwin College lecture series begins tomorrow evening: in this anniversary year the theme is 'Darwin', and there are lots of local heroes appearing. All lectures are held at 17.30 in the Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site (it's a good idea to get there early).
For further information see here; for podcasts of previous years' lectures see here.
Professor Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin - The Making of the Fittest
Professor Janet Browne, Harvard University - Darwin's Intellectual Development
Professor Jim Secord, University of Cambridge - Global Darwin
Professor Rebecca Stott, University of East Anglia - Darwin in the Literary World
Professor Paul Seabright, University of Toulouse - Darwin and Human Society
Professor Craig Moritz, University of California - Evolution and Conservation of Biodiversity
Professor Steve Jones, University College London - Is Human Evolution Over?
Professor John Dupre, University of Exeter - The Boundaries of Darwinism
Friday, January 09, 2009
Join us for the first meeting of 2009, at which we'll kick off our discussions of historical fiction with John Banville's Doctor Copernicus. If you haven't the time to read the whole book then please focus on section III, 'Cantus Mundi'. I'll put my copy of the book in the Science and Literature Reading Group boxfile in the Whipple Library - please only read or photocopy from this in the library itself!
All welcome - hope to see you at Darwin College in the upstairs seminar room from 7.30-9pm!