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Watching the visual brain at work

Wednesday 3 October from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Leon Lagnado, Professor Of Neuroscience, 'Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder'

The brain operates through countless circuits of interconnected neurons and electrical signals flying around on time-scales of milliseconds.


From James Cook to James T. Kirk: the art of travel and exploration in the modern era

Wednesday 10 October from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Geoff Quilley, Professor of Art History, School of History, Art History and Philosophy

The image of the intrepid explorer, boldly going where no one had gone before, is a dominant one in relation to the history of western travel.


The mathematics of epidemics on networks: taming complexity

Tuesday 13 November from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Istvan Kiss, Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

How do infectious diseases spread? How can mathematical models help?


We had the experience but missed the meaning (Dry Salvages, T.S.Eliot): Reflecting on reflection

Wednesday 21 November from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, School of Education and Social Work

The phrase in the title, taken from T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets, captures something of the marvel and mystery that are intertwined in my journey to date


A vision of successful education in Africa through the agency of research

Wednesday 28 November from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Kwame Akyeampong, Professor of International Education & Development

Education in Africa is often characterised in deficit terms, unable to achieve social improvement for the poor and marginalised.


Why the US is not a "Nation of Immigrants"

Wednesday 5 December from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Maria Lauret, Professor of American Literature and Culture, School of English

Far from making a radical break with the past, President Trump’s immigration policy is in line with a long tradition of American nativism.




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