The question whether bilingualism can influence cognitive functions is generating currently intense controversy and raising strong emotions. In this talk, Dr. Thomas Bak will present different strands of evidence and discuss confounding variables, calling into question some fundamental assumptions underlying much of the research in this field. For more information visit: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics.
Hosted by: Birbeck College, University of London
Lord Anthony Giddens will give the 2015 Policy & Politics Annual Lecture on The Politics of Climate Change in 2015. In his lecture Giddens will consider how much progress - if any - has been made over the years in containing global warming, arguably one of the greatest threats to a stable future for humanity. Lord Giddens is a world renowned sociologist, a Labour peer and author or editor of 40 books translated into over 40 languages worldwide. Book your free ticket here to reserve your place as numbers are limited.
Hosted by: Policy & Politics Journal and University of Bristol
This symposium focuses on the increasing overlap between biology and the physical sciences. Different biological systems, scales and experimental or computational approaches will be explored. This event is free to attend but you must register in advance. Please visit the Crick website: www.crick.ac.uk/events
Hosted by: The Francis Crick Institute
Shami Chakrabati, whom the Sun has called 'the most dangerous woman in Britain', is Director of Liberty and an outspoken advocate of human rights. She will talk about the vital importance of civil liberties for citizenship, both local and global, and the way that these liberties are increasingly under threat in a post-9/11 world. More information here.
Hosted by: University College London