Past Seminars

Past programme of seminars includes:

Programme for Easter term 2017

  • 28 April: Dror Sharon (MPhil in Political thought and Intellectual History)
  • 5 May: Vera Chapiro (JCR, Sociology), ‘The Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration: a museum for immigrants?’
  • 12 May:  Holly Corfield Carr (PhD English), ‘Readings in depth: Thomas Hardy’s ‘doubleeyed’ vision’
  • 19 May: Artist Cathy de Moncheaux will talk about her new public art works for Newnham

Programme for Lent Term 2017

  • 27 January: ‘Extraordinary’ Pudding Seminar with Mike Levy, ‘We must save the children’.
  • 10 February: Dr Alexandra Vukovich, ‘Demystifying the Land of Darkness’
  • 17 February: ‘Form and Place’, A Poetry Reading by John Greening (RLF Fellow)
  • 24 February: Jessie Fyfe (PhD, Architecture), ‘Legacies of witness testimony on physical and memorial landscapes in Croatia’
  • 3 March: Henrietta McBurney Ryan (Advisor on Valuable Possessions) ‘Hidden Treasures from the Newnham College Collections’

Programme for Michaelmas Term 2016

  • 28 October, ‘Extraordinary Pudding Seminar’: Professor Michael. H. Allen (Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College), ‘Reluctant Consent: Changing Postures of Obligation in International Law within the Globalizing World Economy’
  • 4 November: Dr Úna Monaghan (SCR), ‘Contemporary Irish Traditional Music: New Technologies, Improvisation and Experimental Practices’
  • 11 November: Natasha Crosby (JCR), ‘The Divine Woman: Visualising Beatrice in Dante’s Vita Nuova
  • 18 November: Callie Vandewiele (MCR), ‘Our Grandmothers’ looms: Q’eqchi’ weavers, museum textiles and the repatriation of lost knowledge’
  • 25 November: Dr Maria Matos (SCR), ‘Developing cancer therapeutics: modification of a unique lysine residue on native proteins and antibodies’

Programme for Michaelmas Term 2015

  • 6 November 2015: Lydia Hamlett (SCR, Art History), ‘Pandora and her pithos at Petworth House’
  • 13 November 2015: Amanda Aldercotte (MCR, Psychology)
  • 20 November 2015: EXTRAORDINARY PUDDING SEMINAR given by invited speaker Paul Mylrea, the University’s Director of Communications
  • 27 November 2015: Becky Kershaw (MCR, Nanoscience), ‘Nanomedicine in diagnostics: a ‘plastic antibody’ for preclinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? ‘

Programme for Easter Term 2015

  • 24 April 2015: Professor Terence Doyle,’Thinking in Pictures; Leonardo da Vinci as a Physiologist’
  • 1 May 2015: Veronica Wong (MCR): ‘Chemistry Sugar Rush: The chemistry behind wrinkling and ageing’
  • 8 May 2015: Kaylan Schwartz (MCR): ‘Authenticity and the international volunteer excursion: What constitutes a ‘real’ Kenyan experience?’
  • 15 May 2015: Katherine Olley (MCR): ‘The End in the Beginning: Continuing Without Closure in the Hildr Legend’

Programme for Lent Term 2015

Programme for Michaelmas Term 2014

  • 31 October 2014: Christina Koning (Royal Literary Fund Fellow) ‘Getting the past in your sights’: some thoughts on writing and research’
  • 7 November 2014: Riamsara Kuyakanon Knapp (MCR) ‘Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tunnelling through to Sustainable Development? Examining the bonds of conservation-culture-development in the Bhutan Himalaya’
  • 14 November 2014: Emma Troop (JCR) ‘An innovative approach to tackling education poverty in Kenya: Impact investing and social entrepreneurship’
  • 21 November 2014: Dr Kumar Aniket (SCR) ‘Microfinance: The Economics of buying a buffalo’
  • 28 November 2014: Professor Rae Langton (SCR) ‘Authority in sexual speech’

Programme for Easter Term 2014

  • Friday 25 April 2014: Peng Zhang (MCR), ‘A Tale of Two Classes: Intergenerational Occupational Choice in Contemporary China’
  • Friday 2 May 2014: Susan Haines (SCR), ‘Where has all the antimatter gone? Probing matter-antimatter asymmetries at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’
  • Friday 9 May 2014: Birgitta Olofsson (SCR), ‘From metabolism to behaviour: what a tiny worm can tell us about foraging decisions’
  • Friday 16 May 2014: Jenna Dittmar (MCR), ‘A microscopic analysis of human dissection techniques across England from 1700-1900’

Programme for Lent 2014

  • Friday 7 February 2014: Magali Krasny (MCR), ‘Sharing economic knowledge after 2008: case studies in France’
  • Friday 14 February 2014: Sertaç Sehlikoglu (MCR), ‘Becoming fit in “Men-Free” Spaces: Desirious Subjects in Istanbul’
  • Friday 21 February 2014: Grace Copplestone (JCR), ‘Learn to code – An insight into the workings of the world wide web with tips about how to make a website of your own’
  • Friday 28 February 2014: Alex Da Costa (SCR), ‘Impairment and Disability in Medieval Literature’
  • Friday 7 March 2014: Claire Nichols (JCR), ‘Magnetism of Meteorites: Clues to Planetary Formation in the Early Solar System

Programme for Michaelmas 2013

  • 1 November 2013: Zoe Wyatt (JCR) – Network Analysis: Facebook graph search and making sense of Big Data
  • 8 November 2013: Hannah Marshall (JCR) – Absenteeism in rural Ugandan schools
  • 15 November 2013: Jenny Reid (Alumna; NC 2007) – Therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury, too cool to be true?
  • 22 November 2013: Jennifer Bishop (MCR) – Silver mining projects in mid-16th-century England and Ireland: foreign expertise and the early modern state
  • 29 November 2013: Professor Dame Carol Black (Principal) -Sickness absence: policy into practice