Thursday, January 22, 2009

BSLS 2009

The provisional programme for this year's British Society for Literature and Science conference, to be held in Reading from 27th-29th March, is now available online. Booking forms can also be found here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2nd February

Our second meeting of term will focus on Daniel Kehlmann's recent bestseller, Measuring the World (2007 translation by Carol Brown Janeway). Copies of the book are available in Cambridge University Library, in print, and from second-hand booksellers. We hope to see you in the upstairs seminar room at Darwin College from 7.30-9pm - all welcome!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Darwin College Lectures - Darwin

The annual Darwin College lecture series begins tomorrow evening: in this anniversary year the theme is 'Darwin', and there are lots of local heroes appearing. All lectures are held at 17.30 in the Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site (it's a good idea to get there early).

For further information see here; for podcasts of previous years' lectures see here.

16 Jan
Professor Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin - The Making of the Fittest

23 Jan
Professor Janet Browne, Harvard University - Darwin's Intellectual Development

30 Jan
Professor Jim Secord, University of Cambridge - Global Darwin

06 Feb
Professor Rebecca Stott, University of East Anglia - Darwin in the Literary World

13 Feb
Professor Paul Seabright, University of Toulouse - Darwin and Human Society

20 Feb
Professor Craig Moritz, University of California - Evolution and Conservation of Biodiversity

27 Feb
Professor Steve Jones, University College London - Is Human Evolution Over?

06 Mar
Professor John Dupre, University of Exeter - The Boundaries of Darwinism

Darwin, Poetry and Science

With Ruth Padel FRSL and Jonathan Howard FRS
Chaired by Randal Keynes

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Somerset House

Monday 9 February at 6.30pm

Tickets: £8, £5 concessions. Book online or in person at the Courtauld Gallery Shop.
Doors will open at 6pm.

Further information here.

Friday, January 09, 2009

19th January

Join us for the first meeting of 2009, at which we'll kick off our discussions of historical fiction with John Banville's Doctor Copernicus. If you haven't the time to read the whole book then please focus on section III, 'Cantus Mundi'. I'll put my copy of the book in the Science and Literature Reading Group boxfile in the Whipple Library - please only read or photocopy from this in the library itself!

All welcome - hope to see you at Darwin College in the upstairs seminar room from 7.30-9pm!