Darwin College Lecture Series

Darwin College Lecture Series

In the second term of every academic year since 1986 Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject.

2015 - Development

In 2015 the annual multidisciplinary series hosted by Darwin College will be on the topic of Development. The speakers will explore mechanisms that underlie change in a wide range of topics, ranging from animal embryos to personal identity, from the climate to technology.

The Darwin College Lectures are very popular, each attended by around 600 people, so you must arrive early to ensure a place. Stewards at the door follow a strict Admissions Policy to ensure fairness. An adjacent overflow theatre (with live TV coverage) is provided for those who cannot be seated in the main hall.

Past Lectures

Do you wish to catch up on past lectures?

Multimedia

Audio and selected videos of the Darwin lectures are available on the Streaming Media Service and iTunesU.

Books

Darwin College Lectures books are available from Cambridge University Press

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Darwin College Lecture Series archive and publications

2014 - Plagues

2013 - Foresight

2012 - Life

2011 - Beauty

2010 - Risk

2009 - Darwin

2008 - Serendipity

2007 - Identity

2006 - Survival

[cover]

Edited by Emily Shuckburgh

2005 - Conflict

[cover]

Edited by Martin Jones and Andrew Fabian

 

2004 - Evidence

[cover]

Edited by Andrew Bell, John Swenson-Wright and Karin Tybjerg (Book details ...)

2003 - DNA: Changing Science and Society

[cover]

Edited by Torsten Krude (Book details ...)

2002 - Power

[cover]

Edited by Alan Blackwell and David MacKay

2001 - Space

Space

Edited by Francois Penz, Gregory Radick and Robert Howell

2000 - Time

Time

Edited by Katinka Ridderbos (Book details ...)

1999 - The Body

The Body

Edited by Sean Sweeney and Ian Hodder

1998 - Structure

Structure

Edited by Wendy Pullan and Harshad Bhadeshia

1997 - Sound

Sound

Edited by Patricia Kruth and Henry Stobart (Book details ...)

1996 - Memory

Memory

Edited by Patricia Fara and Karalyn Patterson (Book details ...)

1995 - Evolution

Evolution

Edited by A. C. Fabian (Book details ...)

1994 - The Changing World

The Changing World

Edited by Patricia Fara, Peter Gathercole and Ronald Laski (Book details ...)

1993 - Colour: Art & Science

Colour: Art & Science

Edited by Trevor Lamb and Janine Bourriau (Book details ...)

1992 - What is Intelligence?

What is Intelligence?

Edited by Jean Khalfa (Book details ...)

1991 - Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

Edited by Leo Howe and Alan Wain (Book details ...)

1990 - Understanding Catastrophe

Understanding Catastrophe

Edited by Janine Bourriau (Book details ...)

1989 - Ways of Communicating

Ways of Communicating

Edited by D. H. Mellor (Book details ...)

1988 - Discoveries

1987 - The Fragile Environment

The Fragile<br /><br /> Environment

Edited by Laurie Friday and Ronald Laskey (Book details ...)

1986 - Origins

Origins

Edited by A. C. Fabian (Book details ...)

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