November lectures – opportunity to join exciting, free talks on campus

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The University is an exciting place to work, there are lots of benefits and free events that we’ve been shouting about in our new What’s On Guide.

Now we want to shine a light on the numerous free lectures that are open for all staff to join.

Here are just some of the many talks taking place across campus this month:


What: Women in Power: a Work in Progress – Lego Suffragette Exhibition

Where: Muirhead Tower Atrium

When: Monday 20 November

Join us at 17:00 for a small launch event with an introduction from our Interim Head of College, Professor Jo Duberley, and a speech from Dr Sameera Khalfey, lecturer in International Relations - who will give a critical and intersectional perspective to women in power.


What: 'Why the Government keeps losing cases’ inaugural lecture

Where: Law Lecture Theatre 1

When: Tuesday 21 November

Join Professor Alexander Orakhelashvili for his upcoming inaugural lecture where he will address the interaction between international law and UK law. Over past few decades, international law has been used increasingly in UK courts. This lecture will draw on issues arising in public and criminal law and will be of interest to a wide audience within the legal academia as well as legal practice.


What: Genealogies of an Exhibition - Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now

Where: Barber Lecture Theatre

When: Wednesday 29 November

Discover how artists in South Asia and beyond continue to find contemporary relevance in the possibilities offered by the miniature tradition. That many of the world’s greatest collections of South Asian miniature paintings and manuscripts are held in Britain also raises questions of culture and power in the entangled histories of Empire and globalisation. It is free but booking is required.


What: Centre for War Studies seminar 2023

Where: Arts Building, Lecture Room 2

When: Thursday 30 November

Everyone is welcome to attend this seminar which will explore “an eminently superior and efficient system": Volunteer soldiering, institutional militarisation and the origins of the First World War Women's Corps in Britain, 1789-1914. The talk will be delivered by Krisztina Robert.


What: Honorary Professor Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP: The Inequality of Wealth. Why it matters and how to fix it.

Where: The Exchange

When: Thursday 30 November 2023

You are invited to join Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP from 18:00. The evening will comprise of a lecture and drinks reception and promises to be an opportunity for lively discussion. The evening will be chaired by Will Hutton, President of the Academy of Social Sciences, political economist, author and columnist, whose writing has brought research evidence and analysis to the attention of policy makers and the wider public, establishing him as one of the best critical thinkers and communicators of our times.


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