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The good, the bad and the ugly: Politics, social change and media representations of youth

Wednesday 20 February from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Founding Historians Lecture
Bill Osgerby, Emeritus Professor of Media, Culture & Communication at London Metropolitan University

Founding Historians Lecture 2019 given by Bill Osgerby, Emeritus Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at London Metropolitan University.


The global water quality challenge and realising the SDGs

Wednesday 27 February from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Joseph Alcamo, Professor of Environmental Systems Science, School of Global Studies

New scientific results are revealing growing hazards to water quality around the world, in particular, in poorer countries.


Distant voices, living music: hearing the past and writing the present

Wednesday 6 March from 18:00 until 19:00
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Gardner Centre Road, BN1 9RA
Sussex Lectures
Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition in Music, School of Media, Film and Music

Classical composers are often trained to think that originality means devising new ideas and methods, and precludes quoting the past.


Happier families: The kids (and mum and dad) are alright

Wednesday 13 March from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Alison Pike, Professor of Child & Family Psychology, School of Psychology

Thankfully, evolution has ensured that children are resilient to much (though not all) of what life throws their way.


Queer Cultures of Conflict: Facing Heterogeneity, Fostering Queerversity

Wednesday 27 March from 18:00 until 19:00
Fulton B lecture theatre, Fulton Building
Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture
Dr Antke Engel, Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin, Germany (Global)

Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture with guest speaker Dr Antke Engel, Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin, Germany (Global).


Dynamics and Control – their role in cutting vehicle CO2 emissions

Wednesday 10 April from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Julian Dunne, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Informatics

Dynamics and Control play a major role in the design and operation of just about everything that moves: cars, aircraft, electric motors and robots.


Couplings on the run - from fundamental particles to quantum gravity

Wednesday 1 May from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Daniel Litim, Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

One of the fascinating lessons of quantum physics is that the strength of interactions between particles depends on energy or distance.


How neurons work together to unpick and reconstruct the world around us

Wednesday 8 May from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Miguel Maravall, Professor of Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences

Neurons in our sensory systems cooperate to extract information and meaning from our environment. Different neurons divide up their roles.


Now that’s what I call collaborative history

Wednesday 29 May from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Lucy Robinson, Professor in Collaborative History, School of History, Art History and Philosophy

What are historians for? And how do we find out?


Hostile environments: A new politics of global space

Wednesday 12 June from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Michael Collyer, Professor of Geography, School of Global Studies

Events of the last decade have underlined the limitations of formal migration controls.




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