A fascinating new series of lectures at Dulwich Picture Gallery is now open for booking. Inspired by Anthony Grayling’s book Ideas that Matter these 20 lectures will examine Ideas that Changed the World throughout Tuesday mornings in 2013.
Tell us the idea behind the new lecture series due to start at Dulwich Picture Gallery on 15 January 2013?
– The series will provide detailed and scholarly insights into those various aspects of modern society against which background, so much art is undertaken.
What topics and lecturers can people expect to see in this series?
– Topics include, psychiatry, immigration, China, Plato, good and bad religion, and animal rights – to name just a few.
Why do you think people should book?
– Over the years this annual Contextual Lecture Series has become somewhat prestigious and we thus attract the best authorities. The talks will be entertaining and enlightening and the audience will have a chance to look through a few windows into major issues in our world!
Who are you particularly looking forward to hear speaking?
Professor A. C. Grayling will open the series on the 15 January 2013 and bring it to a close on 13 December 2013 with his own eminent perspective.
DATE AND TIMES OF EVENT AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
The series will begin with an evening drinks reception in the cloister at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
All other lectures will be held from 10.30 – 11.30am on Tuesdays throughout the year, in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Linbury Room.
List of Speakers and Topics:
Professor Rana Mitter From Conflict to Confucius: How modern China’s Past is Shaping its Future
Professor Andrew Linzey Animal Rights
Dr Nigel Warburton Free Speech
Dr Khalid Khoser 200 Million and Counting: Contemporary Migration
Professor Klaus Dodd The Antarctic-Up for Grabs
Professor Christopher Butler The Future of the Arts: Defending High Culture
Professor Tom Burns Psychiatry: How did it get here and will it survive?
Dr Peter Vardy Good and Bad Religion – The Challenge for Today
Professor Jonathan Wolff Communism: Theory and Practise
Sir Francis Jacobs European Law – and Grasping the Nettle of Sovereignty
Dr Bernard Wood Human Evolution: Ancestors and Relatives you never knew you had
Baroness Mary Warnock Our Debt to Plato
Dr Grace Davie Secularisation – or not?
Rev John Bowker The Worlds in which we live: Religious Ideas and Beliefs
Professor Peter Holland From Darwin to DNA
Dr Kenneth Wolfe Creationism – A new Fundamentalism? (including clip from the film ‘Inherit the Wind’)
Dr Stuart Russell The Future of (Artificial) Intelligence
Prof George Rousseau Getting Connect – Social Media; Ancient and Modern
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Tickets available from 26 November 2012. To book contact the Educational Public Programme Manager (Lettie Mckie) for further information: 0208 299 8732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are sold for whole series of 20 lectures. £200 (Friends £180) which includes the opening launch and final lecture. Only a limited amount of tickets will be available on the door for each event on a first come, first served basis for £10 (£9 for Friends).