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Wednesday

12:15

SIMS Research Seminar Series - Mansun Law

Kings College:

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Speaker: Mansun Law, Scripps Research Institute, California.

15:00

Building success with your LinkedIn profile

Kings College: Online

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Whether you are looking to grow your professional network, explore your career options, or find a new job, optimising your LinkedIn presence is a great place to start. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to the job market, it is more important than ever to have a strong presence on platforms like LinkedIn. In this webinar, Onyinye Udokporo will share from her wealth of experience how to create, grow and capitalise on your LinkedIn profile.

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18:00

Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement

Birkbeck: Online

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Have you been thinking about whether you might like to study at university? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found a course you’d love to study, our Get Started: Undergraduate Study Online Drop-in is for you. Book here. Who is the Get Started: Undergraduate Study Drop-in for? The workshop is for people who are thinking about potentially coming to study at university at undergraduate level, regardless of whether you know what you want to study or not. It's particularly relevant for people who have been out of formal study for a significant period of time to help them prepare for everything they need to know and do to study a university course. It will be delivered from a perspective that assumes attendees have little to no previous experience of studying at university, but you'll still be welcome even if you do and are looking to update your knowledge. What type of advice and questions will you be answering in the drop-in?  The week before the drop-in we will send you through five video resources. In these videos we talk about: Why Study at University?Making a Decision About UniversityWriting a Personal StatementHow to Apply to BirkbeckPreparing for Study The drop-in will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have after watching these videos. For example, you may have questions about whether to study part-time or full time or about how you would apply for a student loan. We will not be able to answer questions about specific courses at Birkbeck, but we can signpost you to who would be able to help! At the drop-in we'll also be joined by a current Birkbeck undergraduate student who can give you a real insight into what it is actually like studying at Birkbeck!  The session will be friendly and welcoming, and aims to show anyone who has been away from education for a while that there are lots of other people out there who are starting the journey back to study themselves, many with similar concerns and motivations. And we hope all participants will leave reassured that it’s never, never too late to study at university! I'm not confident online, how does the drop-in work? On the day of the drop-in, we'll send you through a link. All you need to do is click on the link which will take you through to a page where you will be able to see and hear us. You can enable your microphone at the bottom of the screen to ask us questions. There's no need to enable your video. If you'd rather not use your microphone, there's also a live chat function available where you can type your questions in and get real-time answers from us.  We’ve made a video which talks you through the process of logging on to the online platform we use, Collaborate, which you can watch here: https://birkbeck.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0c7902e3-d359-4c39-a45b-abc200f97b55 Please note will not be providing in-depth subject specific guidance at this event. If you would like to find out more about course content then you can visit our website on www.bbk.ac.uk/study or alternatively there is a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 2nd July. To find out more and to book a place on this event, visit www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/open-evenings/open-events If you are interested in learning more about student finance, including student loans, grants and discounts, please contact the Student Advice Service.Guidance for attendees • This event is open to anyone who is interested in going to university to study a first degree or an introductory course. If you would like to study a Postgraduate course, then we are also offering a drop-in for that here • We encourage you to bring along questions or concerns, so that we can go through these with you. You will also be able to speak to a current Birkbeck student. • Please log on 10-15 minutes before the session to make sure there are no technical issues with your connection. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accessibility information: If you have any questions beforehand or you still feel uncertain about joining the session, and would like to have a call with a current student at Birkbeck who can talk you through the process of joining, step-by-step, then please get in touch with us by emailing getstarted@bbk.ac.uk If you are under 18, please make sure you have an adult in the room with you whilst you participate in this session. Please contact us in advance of the event at getstarted@bbk.ac.uk with your accessibility requirements so that we can ensure you will be able to get the most from this event. For some requirements, e.g. BSL interpreters, we may need a few days' notice to make arrangements, so please let us know as soon as possible. Book here. Contact name: Access and Engagement Further details: More information about this event …

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18:00

Louise Wilcox, The Mendfulness Clinic (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck: Online

event

Book your place now 'Join me at The Mendfulness Clinic. In this online one-to-one performance, you and I will repair our tattered clothes together, attempting to mend society’s fraying relationship with the fabric we wear in the process. Fast fashion tells us to buy new – but what if we celebrated the history of our clothes, and how it shows on the fabric? This performance can accommodate a small number of participants only - first-come, first served.' Louise Wilcox is a multidisciplinary artist/performer. Her practice and work focus around her relationship to ‘femaleness’, exploring under/inadequately represented elements of gender. She is currently investigating how the traditionally ‘feminine’ process of crafting might help us confront challenging topics.Wilcox is part of Dirty Rascals Theatre. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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12:15
SIMS Research Seminar Series - Mansun Law

Kings College:

event

Speaker: Mansun Law, Scripps Research Institute, California.

15:00
Building success with your LinkedIn profile

Kings College:Online

event

Whether you are looking to grow your professional network, explore your career options, or find a new job, optimising your LinkedIn presence is a great place to start. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to the job market, it is more important than ever to have a strong presence on platforms like LinkedIn. In this webinar, Onyinye Udokporo will share from her wealth of experience how to create, grow and capitalise on your LinkedIn profile.

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18:00
Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement

Birkbeck:Online

event:book

Have you been thinking about whether you might like to study at university? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found a course you’d love to study, our Get Started: Undergraduate Study Online Drop-in is for you. Book here. Who is the Get Started: Undergraduate Study Drop-in for? The workshop is for people who are thinking about potentially coming to study at university at undergraduate level, regardless of whether you know what you want to study or not. It's particularly relevant for people who have been out of formal study for a significant period of time to help them prepare for everything they need to know and do to study a university course. It will be delivered from a perspective that assumes attendees have little to no previous experience of studying at university, but you'll still be welcome even if you do and are looking to update your knowledge. What type of advice and questions will you be answering in the drop-in?  The week before the drop-in we will send you through five video resources. In these videos we talk about: Why Study at University?Making a Decision About UniversityWriting a Personal StatementHow to Apply to BirkbeckPreparing for Study The drop-in will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have after watching these videos. For example, you may have questions about whether to study part-time or full time or about how you would apply for a student loan. We will not be able to answer questions about specific courses at Birkbeck, but we can signpost you to who would be able to help! At the drop-in we'll also be joined by a current Birkbeck undergraduate student who can give you a real insight into what it is actually like studying at Birkbeck!  The session will be friendly and welcoming, and aims to show anyone who has been away from education for a while that there are lots of other people out there who are starting the journey back to study themselves, many with similar concerns and motivations. And we hope all participants will leave reassured that it’s never, never too late to study at university! I'm not confident online, how does the drop-in work? On the day of the drop-in, we'll send you through a link. All you need to do is click on the link which will take you through to a page where you will be able to see and hear us. You can enable your microphone at the bottom of the screen to ask us questions. There's no need to enable your video. If you'd rather not use your microphone, there's also a live chat function available where you can type your questions in and get real-time answers from us.  We’ve made a video which talks you through the process of logging on to the online platform we use, Collaborate, which you can watch here: https://birkbeck.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0c7902e3-d359-4c39-a45b-abc200f97b55 Please note will not be providing in-depth subject specific guidance at this event. If you would like to find out more about course content then you can visit our website on www.bbk.ac.uk/study or alternatively there is a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 2nd July. To find out more and to book a place on this event, visit www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/open-evenings/open-events If you are interested in learning more about student finance, including student loans, grants and discounts, please contact the Student Advice Service.Guidance for attendees • This event is open to anyone who is interested in going to university to study a first degree or an introductory course. If you would like to study a Postgraduate course, then we are also offering a drop-in for that here • We encourage you to bring along questions or concerns, so that we can go through these with you. You will also be able to speak to a current Birkbeck student. • Please log on 10-15 minutes before the session to make sure there are no technical issues with your connection. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accessibility information: If you have any questions beforehand or you still feel uncertain about joining the session, and would like to have a call with a current student at Birkbeck who can talk you through the process of joining, step-by-step, then please get in touch with us by emailing getstarted@bbk.ac.uk If you are under 18, please make sure you have an adult in the room with you whilst you participate in this session. Please contact us in advance of the event at getstarted@bbk.ac.uk with your accessibility requirements so that we can ensure you will be able to get the most from this event. For some requirements, e.g. BSL interpreters, we may need a few days' notice to make arrangements, so please let us know as soon as possible. Book here. Contact name: Access and Engagement Further details: More information about this event …

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18:00
Louise Wilcox, The Mendfulness Clinic (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck:Online

event

Book your place now 'Join me at The Mendfulness Clinic. In this online one-to-one performance, you and I will repair our tattered clothes together, attempting to mend society’s fraying relationship with the fabric we wear in the process. Fast fashion tells us to buy new – but what if we celebrated the history of our clothes, and how it shows on the fabric? This performance can accommodate a small number of participants only - first-come, first served.' Louise Wilcox is a multidisciplinary artist/performer. Her practice and work focus around her relationship to ‘femaleness’, exploring under/inadequately represented elements of gender. She is currently investigating how the traditionally ‘feminine’ process of crafting might help us confront challenging topics.Wilcox is part of Dirty Rascals Theatre. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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18

Thursday

12:00

Love in the Time of Corona

Birkbeck: Online

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An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times... The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again? Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice. Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online.   This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - it's moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. You can receive each week's online programme in your email inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to their mailing list, and book events online here. Contact name: Lou Miller Further details: More information about this event …

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12:00

Love In The Time Of Corona (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck: Online

event

Book your place now This event is sold out. Please join the the mailing list by clicking book now, a limited number of tickets may become available. An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times...The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again?After booking, you will recieve an email nearer the date of the performance with details of how to log in and participate.Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice.Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online. Read more:Shabnam Shabazi This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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12:00

Ted Howard on Building Community Wealth and Resilience

RSA: Online Event,

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RSA Events

17:45

'Babelgedanke': Goethe's Architectural Idea and the Process Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead - POSTPONED TO 6 MAY 2021

School of Advanced Study: German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2NJ

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Speaker: Clark Muenzer (Pennsylvania State University) Attendance free. This lecture has been postponed to 6 May 2021.

18:00

De-radicalisation - Illusion or Reality?

Gresham College: Barnard's Inn Hall

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Lord Carlile will discuss the effect of Covid-19 on counter terrorism policy, including suggestions that terrorist organisations have taken advantage of the pandemic to increase their influence. He will discuss whether UK counter-extremism policies and programmes are adequate, and what changes are needed. He is likely to be critical of the design and effect of such programmes in prison. He will make suggestions for the improvement and better performance of Prevent.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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12:00
Love in the Time of Corona

Birkbeck:Online

event

An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times... The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again? Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice. Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online.   This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - it's moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. You can receive each week's online programme in your email inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to their mailing list, and book events online here. Contact name: Lou Miller Further details: More information about this event …

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12:00
Love In The Time Of Corona (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck:Online

event

Book your place now This event is sold out. Please join the the mailing list by clicking book now, a limited number of tickets may become available. An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times...The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again?After booking, you will recieve an email nearer the date of the performance with details of how to log in and participate.Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice.Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online. Read more:Shabnam Shabazi This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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12:00
Ted Howard on Building Community Wealth and Resilience

RSA:Online Event,

event

RSA Events

17:45
'Babelgedanke': Goethe's Architectural Idea and the Process Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead - POSTPONED TO 6 MAY 2021

School of Advanced Study:German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2NJ

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Speaker: Clark Muenzer (Pennsylvania State University) Attendance free. This lecture has been postponed to 6 May 2021.

18:00
De-radicalisation - Illusion or Reality?

Gresham College:Barnard's Inn Hall

event

Lord Carlile will discuss the effect of Covid-19 on counter terrorism policy, including suggestions that terrorist organisations have taken advantage of the pandemic to increase their influence. He will discuss whether UK counter-extremism policies and programmes are adequate, and what changes are needed. He is likely to be critical of the design and effect of such programmes in prison. He will make suggestions for the improvement and better performance of Prevent.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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19

Friday

08:30

King's Business School alumni breakfast

Kings College: Online

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For our next Alumni Breakfast, we welcome Saker Nusseibeh, King's alumnus (History, 1982) & CEO International Business at Federated Hermes, to discuss responsible approaches to investment in light of Covid-19. Hosted by Prof Crawford Spence, Vice Dean of Corporate Relations, we will start with Saker's presentation, followed by an audience Q&A. Biography:Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team. Prior to this, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having previously been CIO Global Equities since 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK. This followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Saker was a Managing Director running global and international strategies, as well the London office. He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.Saker is founder of the 300 Club and was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council from 2013 until 2019. He is a member of the IIRC Council, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the United Nations Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee, the Banking Standards Board, the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, and the advisory Board of the National Youth Orchestra.In 2018, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards. He has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from King's College, University of London.Saker was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year's Honours list for services to Responsible Business and Finance.

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11:00

Narrating Nature: Framing Ecologies in the Middle Ages

Birkbeck: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library

event

Book your place now The 2020 Birkbeck Medieval Seminar examines the stories of nature, landscape, and environment as they were told in the middle ages. Drawing on interdisciplinary discussions across history, literature, and archaeology, we explore how ecologies were not only encountered and perceived, but also constructed, imagined, and evoked. Participants in this seminar are invited to interrogate a range of topics, including: how people in the middle ages (broadly conceived) used narratives to define and frame interactions between humans and non-humans within the multi-species systems we now describe as ‘ecologies’; how topographies of culture and nature, of human work and natural agency, were negotiated in practice; and how culturally-determined approaches to texts and materials were used to structure approaches to, and understandings of, medieval environments. Rather than viewing the middle ages as a source of primitivist, harmonious ways of living with a now-estranged nature, this seminar playfully posits that ecological constructs such as ‘wild nature’ are medieval dreams from which we ‘moderns’ have not yet awoken. By focusing on narrative, we will explore how the making of places in landscape and the telling of places in text can occupy and operationalize the ‘same’ ecologies. Ultimately, the seminar seeks to explore the ways that narratives of nature constructed in the middle ages continue to shape how we think and feel about ecologies.  This event is organised by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, Birkbeck. It is part of Birkbeck's Discover the Past series. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page.  Photographs may be taken at this event for future use in printed and online publicity, and social media.   Contact name: Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

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13:00

Linking 3-D genome folding by CTCF and cohesin to genome function by experimental and computational modeling

Kings College: Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

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Linking 3-D genome folding by CTCF and cohesin to genome function by experimental and computational modeling Speaker: Matthias Merkenschlager, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences Host: Vlad Seitan

18:00

Birkbeck's Big Ideas | Adult Learners Week 2020

Birkbeck: External, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, E15 1EL

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Birkbeck's Big Ideas is a series of thought-provoking free public lectures, delivered in the local community by Birkbeck researchers from a wide range of subject areas. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous educational experience, and the lectures are a chance to learn something new. Join us at Big Ideas' new home in Stratford Library, with a lecture to mark Adult Learners Week 2020. More information to follow. Book your place now Contact name: Access and Engagement Department

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18:00

Applied Linguistics and Communication Webinar with Dr Beverley Costa

Birkbeck: Online

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The E’s in interviews  Join an online public lecture where Dr Beverley Costa will be discussing how to conduct research interviews in sensitive contexts. The lecture will be followed by a short Q&A. This talk focuses on how to attend to equality, emotional expression, expectations, empathy, and ethics in research interviews in sensitive contexts. We consider issues of asymmetrical power dynamics in interviewing relationships. We consider how the pull of compassion can put a strain on ethical decision-making and compromise the safety of all the participants in a sensitive interview. We examine the perils as well as the benefits of empathic engagement if interviewers want to avoid their own secondary traumatisation. During the 30 minute-talk we hope that consideration of these issues will offer some answers to the question: How do we connect with people’s emotional states enough without matching their intensity?   Join our webinar by clicking on the link below at 6pm on Friday 19th June: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/6aeca22264bb4e04b256a407a17cafb2    Dr Beverley Costa is a Senior Practitioner Fellow in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck. After training as a group and individual psychotherapist and psychodramatist, Beverley Costa set up Mothertongue, a culturally and linguistically sensitive therapeutic support service for people from black and minority ethnic communities. She founded the Pasalo Project in 2017, which aims to share knowledge, ideas and experience from applied linguistics, psychotherapy and social care across borders and boundaries. Contact name: Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication

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08:30
King's Business School alumni breakfast

Kings College:Online

event

For our next Alumni Breakfast, we welcome Saker Nusseibeh, King's alumnus (History, 1982) & CEO International Business at Federated Hermes, to discuss responsible approaches to investment in light of Covid-19. Hosted by Prof Crawford Spence, Vice Dean of Corporate Relations, we will start with Saker's presentation, followed by an audience Q&A. Biography:Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team. Prior to this, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having previously been CIO Global Equities since 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK. This followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Saker was a Managing Director running global and international strategies, as well the London office. He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.Saker is founder of the 300 Club and was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council from 2013 until 2019. He is a member of the IIRC Council, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the United Nations Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee, the Banking Standards Board, the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, and the advisory Board of the National Youth Orchestra.In 2018, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards. He has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from King's College, University of London.Saker was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year's Honours list for services to Responsible Business and Finance.

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11:00
Narrating Nature: Framing Ecologies in the Middle Ages

Birkbeck:Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library

event

Book your place now The 2020 Birkbeck Medieval Seminar examines the stories of nature, landscape, and environment as they were told in the middle ages. Drawing on interdisciplinary discussions across history, literature, and archaeology, we explore how ecologies were not only encountered and perceived, but also constructed, imagined, and evoked. Participants in this seminar are invited to interrogate a range of topics, including: how people in the middle ages (broadly conceived) used narratives to define and frame interactions between humans and non-humans within the multi-species systems we now describe as ‘ecologies’; how topographies of culture and nature, of human work and natural agency, were negotiated in practice; and how culturally-determined approaches to texts and materials were used to structure approaches to, and understandings of, medieval environments. Rather than viewing the middle ages as a source of primitivist, harmonious ways of living with a now-estranged nature, this seminar playfully posits that ecological constructs such as ‘wild nature’ are medieval dreams from which we ‘moderns’ have not yet awoken. By focusing on narrative, we will explore how the making of places in landscape and the telling of places in text can occupy and operationalize the ‘same’ ecologies. Ultimately, the seminar seeks to explore the ways that narratives of nature constructed in the middle ages continue to shape how we think and feel about ecologies.  This event is organised by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, Birkbeck. It is part of Birkbeck's Discover the Past series. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page.  Photographs may be taken at this event for future use in printed and online publicity, and social media.   Contact name: Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

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13:00
Linking 3-D genome folding by CTCF and cohesin to genome function by experimental and computational modeling

Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

event

Linking 3-D genome folding by CTCF and cohesin to genome function by experimental and computational modeling Speaker: Matthias Merkenschlager, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences Host: Vlad Seitan

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18:00
Birkbeck's Big Ideas | Adult Learners Week 2020

Birkbeck:External, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, E15 1EL

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Birkbeck's Big Ideas is a series of thought-provoking free public lectures, delivered in the local community by Birkbeck researchers from a wide range of subject areas. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous educational experience, and the lectures are a chance to learn something new. Join us at Big Ideas' new home in Stratford Library, with a lecture to mark Adult Learners Week 2020. More information to follow. Book your place now Contact name: Access and Engagement Department

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18:00
Applied Linguistics and Communication Webinar with Dr Beverley Costa

Birkbeck:Online

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The E’s in interviews  Join an online public lecture where Dr Beverley Costa will be discussing how to conduct research interviews in sensitive contexts. The lecture will be followed by a short Q&A. This talk focuses on how to attend to equality, emotional expression, expectations, empathy, and ethics in research interviews in sensitive contexts. We consider issues of asymmetrical power dynamics in interviewing relationships. We consider how the pull of compassion can put a strain on ethical decision-making and compromise the safety of all the participants in a sensitive interview. We examine the perils as well as the benefits of empathic engagement if interviewers want to avoid their own secondary traumatisation. During the 30 minute-talk we hope that consideration of these issues will offer some answers to the question: How do we connect with people’s emotional states enough without matching their intensity?   Join our webinar by clicking on the link below at 6pm on Friday 19th June: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/6aeca22264bb4e04b256a407a17cafb2    Dr Beverley Costa is a Senior Practitioner Fellow in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck. After training as a group and individual psychotherapist and psychodramatist, Beverley Costa set up Mothertongue, a culturally and linguistically sensitive therapeutic support service for people from black and minority ethnic communities. She founded the Pasalo Project in 2017, which aims to share knowledge, ideas and experience from applied linguistics, psychotherapy and social care across borders and boundaries. Contact name: Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication

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Monday

17:30

From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting: 'Drapery as Metaphor'

School of Advanced Study: ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.

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17:30
From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting: 'Drapery as Metaphor'

School of Advanced Study:ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.

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23

Tuesday

10:00

The Energy-Water-Food Nexus & Climate Law and Governance

Kings College:

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Patterns of food, energy and water consumption have brought the climate crisis to where it is today. It is likely that in the coming decades, the world’s population will face increasingly immense challenges due to water, food and energy insecurity and it will become ever more vital to understand the intimate connections between these resources. It may well be argued that it is much easier to connect these dots now, rather than later. Nonetheless, law and governance mechanisms still maintain a siloed approach by regulating different sectors in isolation.   The water-food-energy nexus has emerged as a useful concept to understand the complexity and interrelatedness of our global resource systems. The nexus approach reconceptualises water, food and energy security by emphasising connectivity. It illustrates that intensive usage of a certain resource eventually triggers chronic shortages of other resources. There are also potential interactions between the nexus approach, the concept of planetary boundaries and the design of the Sustainable Development Goals that can be usefully explored to address global climate and ecological challenges.   The CLG reading group session, organised in collaboration with King’s College London’s PLuS alliance partner UNSW Law, will focus on the water-food-energy nexus. The overall aim is to understand the nexus approach and how it can contribute to research on climate law and governance.   Discussion Questions:   1- How do you think the Nexus approach relates to your own research? 2- Do you think the Nexus approach can bring new insights into the global climate action and Climate law and governance in general? 3- Based on the introductory readings suggested below, to which other areas of international environmental law do you think the Nexus approach can contribute?     Readings:   1- Rhett Larson, Cameron Holley, Diana Bowman, ‘The Energy/Water/Food Nexus-An Introduction’ (2018) 59 Jurimetrics J. (available here) 2- Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: Legal challenges and emerging solutions’ (2020) 103 Environmental Science and Policy 1. (available here) 3- Simon Meisch, Matthias Leese, ‘Securitising Sustainability? Questioning the 'Water, Energy and Food-Security Nexus' ’ (2015) 8 Water Alternatives. (available here)

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14:00

Stem cells @ lunch - Dr Ivo Lieberam and Dr Francesca Spagnoli

Kings College:

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Stem cell-based modelling and restoration of neuromuscular circuits Speaker: Dr Ivo Lieberam, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine. Probing cellular heterogeneity in the pancreatic microenvironment Speaker: Dr Francesca Spagnoli, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine.   The live event can be accessed by following this link.

19:00

BIRKBECK INSPIRES: EXERCISE FOR WELLBEING AND FOR LEARNING

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. We are all aware of the value of exercise for our physical health, but evidence suggests that exercise also has a key role to play in our well-being and in supporting learning.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on some simple strategies on utilising exercise to support and wellbeing and learning. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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10:00
The Energy-Water-Food Nexus & Climate Law and Governance

Kings College:

event

Patterns of food, energy and water consumption have brought the climate crisis to where it is today. It is likely that in the coming decades, the world’s population will face increasingly immense challenges due to water, food and energy insecurity and it will become ever more vital to understand the intimate connections between these resources. It may well be argued that it is much easier to connect these dots now, rather than later. Nonetheless, law and governance mechanisms still maintain a siloed approach by regulating different sectors in isolation.   The water-food-energy nexus has emerged as a useful concept to understand the complexity and interrelatedness of our global resource systems. The nexus approach reconceptualises water, food and energy security by emphasising connectivity. It illustrates that intensive usage of a certain resource eventually triggers chronic shortages of other resources. There are also potential interactions between the nexus approach, the concept of planetary boundaries and the design of the Sustainable Development Goals that can be usefully explored to address global climate and ecological challenges.   The CLG reading group session, organised in collaboration with King’s College London’s PLuS alliance partner UNSW Law, will focus on the water-food-energy nexus. The overall aim is to understand the nexus approach and how it can contribute to research on climate law and governance.   Discussion Questions:   1- How do you think the Nexus approach relates to your own research? 2- Do you think the Nexus approach can bring new insights into the global climate action and Climate law and governance in general? 3- Based on the introductory readings suggested below, to which other areas of international environmental law do you think the Nexus approach can contribute?     Readings:   1- Rhett Larson, Cameron Holley, Diana Bowman, ‘The Energy/Water/Food Nexus-An Introduction’ (2018) 59 Jurimetrics J. (available here) 2- Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: Legal challenges and emerging solutions’ (2020) 103 Environmental Science and Policy 1. (available here) 3- Simon Meisch, Matthias Leese, ‘Securitising Sustainability? Questioning the 'Water, Energy and Food-Security Nexus' ’ (2015) 8 Water Alternatives. (available here)

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14:00
Stem cells @ lunch - Dr Ivo Lieberam and Dr Francesca Spagnoli

Kings College:

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Stem cell-based modelling and restoration of neuromuscular circuits Speaker: Dr Ivo Lieberam, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine. Probing cellular heterogeneity in the pancreatic microenvironment Speaker: Dr Francesca Spagnoli, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine.   The live event can be accessed by following this link.

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19:00
BIRKBECK INSPIRES: EXERCISE FOR WELLBEING AND FOR LEARNING

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. We are all aware of the value of exercise for our physical health, but evidence suggests that exercise also has a key role to play in our well-being and in supporting learning.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on some simple strategies on utilising exercise to support and wellbeing and learning. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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24

Wednesday

12:15

SIMS Research Seminar Series - Gisou van der Goot

Kings College:

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Speaker: Gisou van der Goot, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne/EPFL.

13:30

King's Global Health Institute Journal Club - June

Kings College: Strand Campus

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The King's Global Health Institute facilitates these monthly meetings with the main objective to strengthen connectivity among PhD students across King's.  It also aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and the sharing of innovative/useful methods and influential findings in global health research. Presenter and discussants TBC.   See the King's Global Health Institute events calendar here.

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16:00

The Need for Large Prospective Cohorts in Different Populations

Kings College:

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Bi-annual lecture series We are delighted to invite you to the next bi-annual lecture hosted by the School of Life Course Sciences. These lectures, as key events for our School, will be held twice a year. We are very pleased to welcome Professor Sir Rory Collins as our next guest speaker. The Need for Large Prospective Cohorts in Different Populations Professor Rory Collins is an epidemiologist who studies how to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. He trained in Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London University, and Statistics at George Washington University and Oxford University. He joined Oxford University in 1981 to run large randomised trials which showed that emergency treatment of heart attacks with clot-dissolving and clot-preventing treatment could more than halve mortality. Subsequently, he has shown that lowering cholesterol with statin therapy safely reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in a wide range of individuals. These treatments have become part of routine care. Rory was appointed BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford University in 1996, Principal Investigator of the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people in 2005, and Head of Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Population Health in 2013. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004 and of the Royal Society in 2015, and was knighted for services to Science in 2011.   There will be an opportunity for question and answers at the end of the lecture.   Join here Meeting password: 418587

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16:00

The Great Imperial Hangover: book launch with author Samir Puri

Kings College: Online

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The Centre for Grand Strategy and the Strategic Studies Research Theme presents: The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World - Dr Samir Puri in conversation with Professor Patrick Porter, and chaired by Dr Flavia Gasbarri. For the first time in millennia we live without formal empires. But that doesn't mean we don't feel their presence rumbling through history. From Russia's incursions in Ukraine to Brexit; from Trump's 'America-first' policy to China's forays into Africa; from Modi's India to the hotbed of the Middle East, Puri, provides a bold new framework for understanding the world's complex rivalries and politics. The Great Imperial Hangover has been featured in the Financial Times "2020 year ahead in books". Advance praise comes from Robert D. Kaplan (The Return of Marco Polo's World) who has called it "an excellent read". And from Paul Strathern (A History of the World in Ten Empires), who considers it "masterly. I found new insights on almost every page. It achieves the remarkable feat of deepening our self-knowledge while at the same time broadening our understanding of the world around us". Samir Puri was raised in 1980s and 1990s London in a family that had traversed three continents in three generations, from Asia to Africa to Europe. He later completed a PhD at Cambridge University in International Relations, worked at RAND, and then the Foreign Office, where his assignments covered counter terrorism, and a year in east Ukraine monitoring the onset of war in 2014. After government service, Dr Puri became a lecturer in War Studies at King's College London, and also taught at Cambridge and Johns Hopkins. The Great Imperial Hangover is a distillation of these varied perspectives: from the academic to the practical; from the personal to the political; and from the descendants of the colonized to those of the colonizers. Patrick Porter is Chair in International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute of Responsible Statecraft and the Royal United Services Institute. His research interests are great power politics, foreign and defence policy in the US and UK, and realism in International Relations, with a particular focus on the interaction of power and ideas, and the problems of hubris, overstretch and self-defeating behaviour. His book Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq was shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year Prize, 2019. Flavia Gasbarri is lecturer in War Studies Education, co-Chair of the Africa Research Group and member of the Centre for Grand Strategy at the Department of War Studies. She completed her PhD in War Studies at King's College London in 2014, with a project entitled "The United States and the end of the Cold War in Africa, 1988-1994" for which she received a scholarship from the KCL Graduate School and three grants from the Royal Historical Society, the European Association for American Studies and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. She was also awarded a six-month Visiting Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington DC. To pre-order your copy of 'The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World', please click here.

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16:00

Essential Skills for future lawyers: What skills do young lawyers need for 21st century practice?

Kings College:

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In an ever changing, fast paced world, it is now a generally accepted view that just knowing the law (however well) is simply not enough for someone looking to join the profession. Young lawyers are, more than even, being asked to come armed with new understanding of technology, business, client management, sales and marketing, the legal industry and, in particular, a greater and more developed skillset.   With a wealth of information between them , our speakers, Nigel Spencer (Senior Client Director and Executive Coach at the Saïd Business School and former Global Director of Learning and Development for Simmons & Simmons LLP and Reed Smith) and Roger Parker (Senior Counsel and ex. Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Asia Pacific for Reed Smith) will discuss what skills and aptitudes young lawyers need for modern legal practice.   This talk will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams Live Events. Please register to receive the access link.    Speaker Bios:   Nigel Spencer: Nigel specialises in leadership development within the professional service sector. This includes future legal career paths, embedding executive coaching in organisations, and the development of degree programmes. Prior to joining Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, Nigel spent 20 years in professional services. Initially he was in a client-facing role at PwC. Latterly, he held Global Director of Learning and Development roles at two global law firms. He also led the creation of the first ‘Innovation Hub’ in a global law firm. He has also held board roles at higher education research institutes and at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a Visiting (Industry) Professor at the School of Law, Queen Mary University, London. Formerly, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Nigel has a BA and PhD from London University. Nigel Spencer Roger Parker: Roger is an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 accredited coach and mentor. He is a Centre of Dispute Resolution accredited mediator and LLB (Hons), UCL. As well as extensive cross-border legal and management experience Roger has sat as a non-executive on the boards of insurance and media services companies and the Committee of the City of London Law Society. Roger participates in the 30% Club mentoring scheme. As a solicitor at Richards Butler, Roger drove the merger with Reed Smith to create one of the largest legal businesses in the world. As a member of the combined firm’s Senior Management Team for 10 years and Managing Partner EMEA, Roger laid the foundations for significant growth in European and Asia markets and managed Reed Smith’s $400m legal services business for EurAsia. Roger is a market leader in professional services thinking and implementation. Roger Parker

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17:30

Postponed: Neil Kenlock in conversation with Eddie Otchere

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Postponed: Due to Covid-19 we are postponing this event, once we have a new date this event listing will be updated.

18:00

Leadership Lessons From Lockdown

Gresham College:

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. But one silver lining has been the tremendous responses from businesses and individual citizens, as we’ve realised how even small actions can have a substantial effect on society. A second is that the crisis has caused us to step back, focus on what is truly important rather than merely urgent, and appreciate gifts we normally take for granted. This lecture will draw leadership lessons from the crisis that we can apply to life post-pandemic.

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12:15
SIMS Research Seminar Series - Gisou van der Goot

Kings College:

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Speaker: Gisou van der Goot, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne/EPFL.

13:30
King's Global Health Institute Journal Club - June

Kings College:Strand Campus

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The King's Global Health Institute facilitates these monthly meetings with the main objective to strengthen connectivity among PhD students across King's.  It also aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and the sharing of innovative/useful methods and influential findings in global health research. Presenter and discussants TBC.   See the King's Global Health Institute events calendar here.

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16:00
The Need for Large Prospective Cohorts in Different Populations

Kings College:

event

Bi-annual lecture series We are delighted to invite you to the next bi-annual lecture hosted by the School of Life Course Sciences. These lectures, as key events for our School, will be held twice a year. We are very pleased to welcome Professor Sir Rory Collins as our next guest speaker. The Need for Large Prospective Cohorts in Different Populations Professor Rory Collins is an epidemiologist who studies how to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. He trained in Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London University, and Statistics at George Washington University and Oxford University. He joined Oxford University in 1981 to run large randomised trials which showed that emergency treatment of heart attacks with clot-dissolving and clot-preventing treatment could more than halve mortality. Subsequently, he has shown that lowering cholesterol with statin therapy safely reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in a wide range of individuals. These treatments have become part of routine care. Rory was appointed BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford University in 1996, Principal Investigator of the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people in 2005, and Head of Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Population Health in 2013. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004 and of the Royal Society in 2015, and was knighted for services to Science in 2011.   There will be an opportunity for question and answers at the end of the lecture.   Join here Meeting password: 418587

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16:00
The Great Imperial Hangover: book launch with author Samir Puri

Kings College:Online

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The Centre for Grand Strategy and the Strategic Studies Research Theme presents: The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World - Dr Samir Puri in conversation with Professor Patrick Porter, and chaired by Dr Flavia Gasbarri. For the first time in millennia we live without formal empires. But that doesn't mean we don't feel their presence rumbling through history. From Russia's incursions in Ukraine to Brexit; from Trump's 'America-first' policy to China's forays into Africa; from Modi's India to the hotbed of the Middle East, Puri, provides a bold new framework for understanding the world's complex rivalries and politics. The Great Imperial Hangover has been featured in the Financial Times "2020 year ahead in books". Advance praise comes from Robert D. Kaplan (The Return of Marco Polo's World) who has called it "an excellent read". And from Paul Strathern (A History of the World in Ten Empires), who considers it "masterly. I found new insights on almost every page. It achieves the remarkable feat of deepening our self-knowledge while at the same time broadening our understanding of the world around us". Samir Puri was raised in 1980s and 1990s London in a family that had traversed three continents in three generations, from Asia to Africa to Europe. He later completed a PhD at Cambridge University in International Relations, worked at RAND, and then the Foreign Office, where his assignments covered counter terrorism, and a year in east Ukraine monitoring the onset of war in 2014. After government service, Dr Puri became a lecturer in War Studies at King's College London, and also taught at Cambridge and Johns Hopkins. The Great Imperial Hangover is a distillation of these varied perspectives: from the academic to the practical; from the personal to the political; and from the descendants of the colonized to those of the colonizers. Patrick Porter is Chair in International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute of Responsible Statecraft and the Royal United Services Institute. His research interests are great power politics, foreign and defence policy in the US and UK, and realism in International Relations, with a particular focus on the interaction of power and ideas, and the problems of hubris, overstretch and self-defeating behaviour. His book Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq was shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year Prize, 2019. Flavia Gasbarri is lecturer in War Studies Education, co-Chair of the Africa Research Group and member of the Centre for Grand Strategy at the Department of War Studies. She completed her PhD in War Studies at King's College London in 2014, with a project entitled "The United States and the end of the Cold War in Africa, 1988-1994" for which she received a scholarship from the KCL Graduate School and three grants from the Royal Historical Society, the European Association for American Studies and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. She was also awarded a six-month Visiting Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington DC. To pre-order your copy of 'The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World', please click here.

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16:00
Essential Skills for future lawyers: What skills do young lawyers need for 21st century practice?

Kings College:

event

In an ever changing, fast paced world, it is now a generally accepted view that just knowing the law (however well) is simply not enough for someone looking to join the profession. Young lawyers are, more than even, being asked to come armed with new understanding of technology, business, client management, sales and marketing, the legal industry and, in particular, a greater and more developed skillset.   With a wealth of information between them , our speakers, Nigel Spencer (Senior Client Director and Executive Coach at the Saïd Business School and former Global Director of Learning and Development for Simmons & Simmons LLP and Reed Smith) and Roger Parker (Senior Counsel and ex. Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Asia Pacific for Reed Smith) will discuss what skills and aptitudes young lawyers need for modern legal practice.   This talk will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams Live Events. Please register to receive the access link.    Speaker Bios:   Nigel Spencer: Nigel specialises in leadership development within the professional service sector. This includes future legal career paths, embedding executive coaching in organisations, and the development of degree programmes. Prior to joining Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, Nigel spent 20 years in professional services. Initially he was in a client-facing role at PwC. Latterly, he held Global Director of Learning and Development roles at two global law firms. He also led the creation of the first ‘Innovation Hub’ in a global law firm. He has also held board roles at higher education research institutes and at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a Visiting (Industry) Professor at the School of Law, Queen Mary University, London. Formerly, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Nigel has a BA and PhD from London University. Nigel Spencer Roger Parker: Roger is an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 accredited coach and mentor. He is a Centre of Dispute Resolution accredited mediator and LLB (Hons), UCL. As well as extensive cross-border legal and management experience Roger has sat as a non-executive on the boards of insurance and media services companies and the Committee of the City of London Law Society. Roger participates in the 30% Club mentoring scheme. As a solicitor at Richards Butler, Roger drove the merger with Reed Smith to create one of the largest legal businesses in the world. As a member of the combined firm’s Senior Management Team for 10 years and Managing Partner EMEA, Roger laid the foundations for significant growth in European and Asia markets and managed Reed Smith’s $400m legal services business for EurAsia. Roger is a market leader in professional services thinking and implementation. Roger Parker

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17:30
Postponed: Neil Kenlock in conversation with Eddie Otchere

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Postponed: Due to Covid-19 we are postponing this event, once we have a new date this event listing will be updated.

18:00
Leadership Lessons From Lockdown

Gresham College:

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. But one silver lining has been the tremendous responses from businesses and individual citizens, as we’ve realised how even small actions can have a substantial effect on society. A second is that the crisis has caused us to step back, focus on what is truly important rather than merely urgent, and appreciate gifts we normally take for granted. This lecture will draw leadership lessons from the crisis that we can apply to life post-pandemic.

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Thursday

13:30

Guiding organisations through turbulent times: Transformation and financial resilience

Kings College: Online

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Join Dr Renuka Fernando and Prof Crawford Spence, King’s Business School, for this free webinar looking at the skills that managers require to lead teams and organisations through turbulent times.   This webinar will include discussion and time for questions, covering: How crisis can spur organisations to undertake rapid transformation (that has otherwise been difficult for years) Understanding and communicating financial information to work strategically Utilising skills and knowledge to manage and lead in times of change and uncertainty Information on King’s short programmes for managers that explore these topics further. Aimed at middle and senior managers, this webinar will be relevant to entrepreneurs and all individuals who need to work effectively through chaos and make better business decisions. Executive Education at King’s Business School Our short courses are designed for mid-career professionals taking on greater responsibility or wishing to strengthen and deepen their management skills. During the webinar we’ll give an overview of these courses, including how and what you’ll learn, benefits for your organisation and career, and next steps to join us here. Strategic Marketing Management: 3, 4, 7 & 8 September + Capstone day (optional) 3 December Strategic Management & Governance: 28 September – 1 October Leadership & People Management: 3 – 6 November + Capstone day (optional) 21 December Finance for Strategic Impact: 1 – 3 December Executive Management MSc Taking applications online now. Find out more and apply:www.kcl.ac.uk/business/executive-education/open-course About the speakers Dr Renuka Fernando is an expert in organizational transformation and has led multimillion transformation initiatives in complex organisations worldwide. Recently, she led Cross Government Transformation, supporting the Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary. Currently, Renuka is the Director of Strategy (Corporate) for Kings’ College London. Professor Crawford Spence is an experienced educator, who has taught globally. He is Professor of Accounting and Vice Dean (Corporate Relations) at King’s, with research areas including accounting and financial management. Crawford co-directs the FinWork Futures Research Centre, which explores how technological innovation is disrupting financial professions and financial expertise. He is Programme Director for the Executive Education Programme, Finance for Strategic Impact.

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17:30

Birkbeck Inspires: Eric Hobsbawm's life and legacy

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. Eric Hobsbawm, by the time of his death in 2012 at the age of 95, was the best-known and most widely respected historian in the world. This is a conversation about Eric’s life and legacy, between Professor Julian Swann, Birkbeck’s Pro-Vice Master for Research, and Professor Sir Richard J Evans, historian and Fellow of the College and previously Birkbeck’s Acting Master as well as Professor of History and Head of Department. The event will start with a pre-recorded conversation between Professor Swann and Professor Evans. The video looks in detail into the life of Eric Hobsbawm, historian and former President of Birkbeck, with references to Professor Evans’s book “Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History”, published in February 2019. The biography was the first to be published, and used the vast mass of personal papers he left behind, as well as his published works, to portray his life in the round: not just as a historian but also as a political activist. After the video has played, there will be an opportunity for a live question and answer session with Professor Evans. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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18:00

The Idealised Mother and the Socialist Movement in Weimar Germany

School of Advanced Study: Room STB 03 (Stewart House)

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Speaker: Katherine E. Calvert (University of Sheffield) Women’s choices about whether, when, and how to mother have long been contested in fierce political, religious, and ideological debates. This lecture analyses socialist women’s responses to, and shaping of, ideas about motherhood in Weimar Germany (1919-1933). By examining Frauenwelt, the women’s magazine of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) during the Weimar era, it will be shown that, despite campaigns to increase women’s access to birth control and provide better protections to single mothers, the left-wing women’s movement did little to challenge widely held essentialist ideas about women’s natural capacity for mothering. It will be contested that Frauenwelt’s promotion of normative ideas about women’s mothering not only reflected women’s continued acceptance of gendered divisions of labour, but also contributed to the perpetuation of such notions, and argued that, while socialist women of the post-World War I generation attempted to take greater ownership of their own mothering choices, the ideal of women’s mothering remained intact during this period, leaving supporters of the political left ill equipped to challenge effectively the rise of profoundly misogynistic policies on the far right in the late Weimar period.   The Sylvia Naish Lectures were launched in memory of Sylvia Naish, an accomplished linguist, translator, Friend of Germanic Studies, and benefactor of the former Institute of Germanic Studies. The lecture is chosen by competition from among the proposals submitted by research students registered for higher degrees at Universities in the United Kingdom.  All welcome. Please register in advance.  This lecture has been postponed to 22 October 2020.

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18:00

The Family Court in Lockdown

Gresham College:

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How has lockdown affected the Family Court? Gresham Law Professor Jo Delahunty QC chairs a panel of senior lawyers and journalists discussing the issues faced by family courts and by families during lockdown.How has COVID-19 affected child protection? How have lawyers maintained professional and family links under lockdown?  Have vulnerable clients been locked out from Court and their lawyers? Have families lost face to face contact with babies and children in foster care under social isolation policies and the closure of contact centres? What of the pain of permanent loss: is it humane to have “ farewell contact ‘ under COVID-19? Is that happening?The discussion will explore how the family court is adapting and functioning and how legal professionals are working and coping inside and outside the court.This will be a frank look at how lawyers are trying to deliver justice to the most vulnerable members of society, especially the child, whether they are succeeding, at what cost, and who cares.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00

Come Hell or High Water: Managing Disasters in Museums

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now As museum professionals face the unprecedented challenge of caring for their collections during the global crisis of Covid-19, they possess one advantage – they often have previous experience of battling with disasters on a much smaller scale as part of their ordinary working life. Water leaks or pest infestations that might be unfortunate in a domestic setting can reach disastrous heights when applied to precious heritage collections and the fragile buildings that house them. Careful disaster planning can go some way to mitigate risk, but the unexpected can and does happen, often at the most inconvenient times. Times of crisis require very different styles of management to everyday museum life, and especially in smaller museums, curators and directors are required to develop new leadership skills under intense pressure. In this talk, Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum Natasha McEnroe will share a personal reflection of her own working life in different museums, and the variety of disasters she has flinchingly faced, from rats to raw sewage. Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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13:30
Guiding organisations through turbulent times: Transformation and financial resilience

Kings College:Online

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Join Dr Renuka Fernando and Prof Crawford Spence, King’s Business School, for this free webinar looking at the skills that managers require to lead teams and organisations through turbulent times.   This webinar will include discussion and time for questions, covering: How crisis can spur organisations to undertake rapid transformation (that has otherwise been difficult for years) Understanding and communicating financial information to work strategically Utilising skills and knowledge to manage and lead in times of change and uncertainty Information on King’s short programmes for managers that explore these topics further. Aimed at middle and senior managers, this webinar will be relevant to entrepreneurs and all individuals who need to work effectively through chaos and make better business decisions. Executive Education at King’s Business School Our short courses are designed for mid-career professionals taking on greater responsibility or wishing to strengthen and deepen their management skills. During the webinar we’ll give an overview of these courses, including how and what you’ll learn, benefits for your organisation and career, and next steps to join us here. Strategic Marketing Management: 3, 4, 7 & 8 September + Capstone day (optional) 3 December Strategic Management & Governance: 28 September – 1 October Leadership & People Management: 3 – 6 November + Capstone day (optional) 21 December Finance for Strategic Impact: 1 – 3 December Executive Management MSc Taking applications online now. Find out more and apply:www.kcl.ac.uk/business/executive-education/open-course About the speakers Dr Renuka Fernando is an expert in organizational transformation and has led multimillion transformation initiatives in complex organisations worldwide. Recently, she led Cross Government Transformation, supporting the Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary. Currently, Renuka is the Director of Strategy (Corporate) for Kings’ College London. Professor Crawford Spence is an experienced educator, who has taught globally. He is Professor of Accounting and Vice Dean (Corporate Relations) at King’s, with research areas including accounting and financial management. Crawford co-directs the FinWork Futures Research Centre, which explores how technological innovation is disrupting financial professions and financial expertise. He is Programme Director for the Executive Education Programme, Finance for Strategic Impact.

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17:30
Birkbeck Inspires: Eric Hobsbawm's life and legacy

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. Eric Hobsbawm, by the time of his death in 2012 at the age of 95, was the best-known and most widely respected historian in the world. This is a conversation about Eric’s life and legacy, between Professor Julian Swann, Birkbeck’s Pro-Vice Master for Research, and Professor Sir Richard J Evans, historian and Fellow of the College and previously Birkbeck’s Acting Master as well as Professor of History and Head of Department. The event will start with a pre-recorded conversation between Professor Swann and Professor Evans. The video looks in detail into the life of Eric Hobsbawm, historian and former President of Birkbeck, with references to Professor Evans’s book “Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History”, published in February 2019. The biography was the first to be published, and used the vast mass of personal papers he left behind, as well as his published works, to portray his life in the round: not just as a historian but also as a political activist. After the video has played, there will be an opportunity for a live question and answer session with Professor Evans. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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18:00
The Idealised Mother and the Socialist Movement in Weimar Germany

School of Advanced Study:Room STB 03 (Stewart House)

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Speaker: Katherine E. Calvert (University of Sheffield) Women’s choices about whether, when, and how to mother have long been contested in fierce political, religious, and ideological debates. This lecture analyses socialist women’s responses to, and shaping of, ideas about motherhood in Weimar Germany (1919-1933). By examining Frauenwelt, the women’s magazine of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) during the Weimar era, it will be shown that, despite campaigns to increase women’s access to birth control and provide better protections to single mothers, the left-wing women’s movement did little to challenge widely held essentialist ideas about women’s natural capacity for mothering. It will be contested that Frauenwelt’s promotion of normative ideas about women’s mothering not only reflected women’s continued acceptance of gendered divisions of labour, but also contributed to the perpetuation of such notions, and argued that, while socialist women of the post-World War I generation attempted to take greater ownership of their own mothering choices, the ideal of women’s mothering remained intact during this period, leaving supporters of the political left ill equipped to challenge effectively the rise of profoundly misogynistic policies on the far right in the late Weimar period.   The Sylvia Naish Lectures were launched in memory of Sylvia Naish, an accomplished linguist, translator, Friend of Germanic Studies, and benefactor of the former Institute of Germanic Studies. The lecture is chosen by competition from among the proposals submitted by research students registered for higher degrees at Universities in the United Kingdom.  All welcome. Please register in advance.  This lecture has been postponed to 22 October 2020.

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18:00
The Family Court in Lockdown

Gresham College:

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How has lockdown affected the Family Court? Gresham Law Professor Jo Delahunty QC chairs a panel of senior lawyers and journalists discussing the issues faced by family courts and by families during lockdown.How has COVID-19 affected child protection? How have lawyers maintained professional and family links under lockdown?  Have vulnerable clients been locked out from Court and their lawyers? Have families lost face to face contact with babies and children in foster care under social isolation policies and the closure of contact centres? What of the pain of permanent loss: is it humane to have “ farewell contact ‘ under COVID-19? Is that happening?The discussion will explore how the family court is adapting and functioning and how legal professionals are working and coping inside and outside the court.This will be a frank look at how lawyers are trying to deliver justice to the most vulnerable members of society, especially the child, whether they are succeeding, at what cost, and who cares.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00
Come Hell or High Water: Managing Disasters in Museums

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now As museum professionals face the unprecedented challenge of caring for their collections during the global crisis of Covid-19, they possess one advantage – they often have previous experience of battling with disasters on a much smaller scale as part of their ordinary working life. Water leaks or pest infestations that might be unfortunate in a domestic setting can reach disastrous heights when applied to precious heritage collections and the fragile buildings that house them. Careful disaster planning can go some way to mitigate risk, but the unexpected can and does happen, often at the most inconvenient times. Times of crisis require very different styles of management to everyday museum life, and especially in smaller museums, curators and directors are required to develop new leadership skills under intense pressure. In this talk, Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum Natasha McEnroe will share a personal reflection of her own working life in different museums, and the variety of disasters she has flinchingly faced, from rats to raw sewage. Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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Monday

14:00

QCGBF Virtual Seminar Series: Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Times of Large Debt: Unity is Strength

Kings College: Online

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Leonardo Melosi (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) will be presenting on "Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Times of Large Debt: Unity is Strength". The COVID-19 pandemic found policymakers facing constraints on their ability to react to an exceptionally large negative shock. The current low interest rate environment limits the tools the central bank can use to stabilize the economy, while the large public debt curtails the efficacy of fiscal interventions by inducing expectations of costly fiscal adjustments. Against this background, we study the implications of a coordinated fiscal and monetary strategy aiming at creating a controlled rise of inflation to wear away a targeted fraction of debt. Under this coordinated strategy, the fiscal authority introduces an emergency budget with no provisions on how it will be balanced, while the monetary authority tolerates a temporary increase in inflation to accommodate the emergency budget. In our model the coordinated strategy enhances the efficacy of the fiscal stimulus planned in response to the COVID pandemic and allows the Federal Reserve to correct a prolonged period of below-target inflation. The strategy results in only moderate levels of inflation by separating long-run fiscal sustainability from a short-run policy intervention.

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17:30

From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting: 'Tangled Figures'

School of Advanced Study: ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.

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14:00
QCGBF Virtual Seminar Series: Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Times of Large Debt: Unity is Strength

Kings College:Online

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Leonardo Melosi (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) will be presenting on "Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Times of Large Debt: Unity is Strength". The COVID-19 pandemic found policymakers facing constraints on their ability to react to an exceptionally large negative shock. The current low interest rate environment limits the tools the central bank can use to stabilize the economy, while the large public debt curtails the efficacy of fiscal interventions by inducing expectations of costly fiscal adjustments. Against this background, we study the implications of a coordinated fiscal and monetary strategy aiming at creating a controlled rise of inflation to wear away a targeted fraction of debt. Under this coordinated strategy, the fiscal authority introduces an emergency budget with no provisions on how it will be balanced, while the monetary authority tolerates a temporary increase in inflation to accommodate the emergency budget. In our model the coordinated strategy enhances the efficacy of the fiscal stimulus planned in response to the COVID pandemic and allows the Federal Reserve to correct a prolonged period of below-target inflation. The strategy results in only moderate levels of inflation by separating long-run fiscal sustainability from a short-run policy intervention.

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17:30
From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting: 'Tangled Figures'

School of Advanced Study:ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.

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30

Tuesday

18:00

Blast Theory: Reflections on Contagion, Cities and Decision Making in Public Health Crises

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Led by artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory draw on popular culture, performance, technology and games, the work often blurring the boundaries between the real and the fictional. In 2018 they were the first ever artists-in-residence at the World Health Organisation (WHO). They spent time at WHO’s Strategic Health Operations Centre, which monitors epidemics and pandemics across the world and coordinates international collaborative responses. The work prompted by their residency reflects on contagion and cities, and focuses on moments of uncertainty in public health decision making and the 2003 SARS epidemic. A Cluster of 17 Cases, was inspired by the story of 17 unsuspecting people who stayed on the 9th floor of a Hong Kong hotel on the night of Feb 21, 2003. These 17 people were subsequently identified as spreading the SARS virus to at least 546 people around the globe. Blast Theory’s work on infectious disease continued last year with Spit Spreads Death, an interactive parade of light and sound designed to remember the individuals who lost their lives and the health workers who put their own lives on the line in Philadelphia in 1918–19, when more than 12,000 people died in the deadliest flu pandemic the world has ever seen. Birkbeck’s Centre for Museum Cultures and Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to present a live, online event during which Blast Theory will discuss their recent work and its implications for the current Covid-19 crisis. An open Q&A will follow the artists’ talk and panel discussion. Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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BIRKBECK INSPIRES: COPING WITH ANXIETY IN DIFFICULT TIMES (PART 2) - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. Despite our best efforts to reassure them, many children will be experiencing anxiety at this time.  Dr Vanna Cotzia, Educational Psychologist and Lecturer in Educational Psychology, will be delivering a live talk focusing on strategies to reassure and support children and young people who may be experiencing anxiety. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Dr Cotzia. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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18:00
Blast Theory: Reflections on Contagion, Cities and Decision Making in Public Health Crises

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Led by artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory draw on popular culture, performance, technology and games, the work often blurring the boundaries between the real and the fictional. In 2018 they were the first ever artists-in-residence at the World Health Organisation (WHO). They spent time at WHO’s Strategic Health Operations Centre, which monitors epidemics and pandemics across the world and coordinates international collaborative responses. The work prompted by their residency reflects on contagion and cities, and focuses on moments of uncertainty in public health decision making and the 2003 SARS epidemic. A Cluster of 17 Cases, was inspired by the story of 17 unsuspecting people who stayed on the 9th floor of a Hong Kong hotel on the night of Feb 21, 2003. These 17 people were subsequently identified as spreading the SARS virus to at least 546 people around the globe. Blast Theory’s work on infectious disease continued last year with Spit Spreads Death, an interactive parade of light and sound designed to remember the individuals who lost their lives and the health workers who put their own lives on the line in Philadelphia in 1918–19, when more than 12,000 people died in the deadliest flu pandemic the world has ever seen. Birkbeck’s Centre for Museum Cultures and Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to present a live, online event during which Blast Theory will discuss their recent work and its implications for the current Covid-19 crisis. An open Q&A will follow the artists’ talk and panel discussion. Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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19:00
BIRKBECK INSPIRES: COPING WITH ANXIETY IN DIFFICULT TIMES (PART 2) - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. Despite our best efforts to reassure them, many children will be experiencing anxiety at this time.  Dr Vanna Cotzia, Educational Psychologist and Lecturer in Educational Psychology, will be delivering a live talk focusing on strategies to reassure and support children and young people who may be experiencing anxiety. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Dr Cotzia. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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July
Wednesday

13:00

CIMR Debates in Public Policy Seminar Series: 'Science-Business Co-Creation in the Digital Economy'

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now When: throughout May, June and July (sign up through the individual event pages), 1pm - 2pm Where: online During May, June and July CIMR invites you to participate in three lunchtime one hour online debates on topical issues. In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues, and you will have the chance to respond to their ideas. This event, the third in the series, will be given by Dr Federica Rossi and Dr Muthu De Silva on 'Science-business co-creation in the digital economy'. Dr Laura Kreiling, OECD Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, will be chairing this event.  Programme  Please sign up by 5pm on Monday 29th June. You will be sent a link to join ahead of the session.   Abstracts Why do we need science-based co-creation? Muthu De Silva, Leonid Gokhberg,  Dirk Meissner, Margherita Russo  For many years the transfer, exchange and collaboration of knowledge and technology between academia and industry have been discussed as an important means of generating commercial value. The underlying rationale for such collaborations is that knowledge and technology from academia lead to firms’ competitive advantage. What has received less attention in the literature, so far, is a science-based collaborative approach for addressing societal challenges. We develop a conceptual framework to address this gap in our knowledge.    Public innovation intermediaries and digital technology co-creation processes Annalisa Caloffi, Ana Colovic, Federica Rossi, Margherita Russo Innovation intermediaries can play an important role in helping companies to address the challenges brought about by the digital transformation. They can help companies to adopt and integrate new technological and organisational systems and processes, foster collaborations among SMEs and between SMEs and large companies, and unveil market opportunities. We discuss the specificities of the role of public innovation intermediaries in supporting the digital transformation. We build on a base of evidence composed of extensive interviews with selected public intermediaries in France and in the UK, innovation experts and companies, carried out between 2018 and 2019, to argue that public intermediaries, which carry public policy mandates, have a specific role to play, particularly in the context of the emerging, complex and yet not fully commoditised set of technologies underpinning the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.   Contact name: Alice Dowden

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17:30

Rob Pepper The Art of Adventure

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CIMR Debates in Public Policy Seminar Series: 'Science-Business Co-Creation in the Digital Economy'

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now When: throughout May, June and July (sign up through the individual event pages), 1pm - 2pm Where: online During May, June and July CIMR invites you to participate in three lunchtime one hour online debates on topical issues. In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues, and you will have the chance to respond to their ideas. This event, the third in the series, will be given by Dr Federica Rossi and Dr Muthu De Silva on 'Science-business co-creation in the digital economy'. Dr Laura Kreiling, OECD Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, will be chairing this event.  Programme  Please sign up by 5pm on Monday 29th June. You will be sent a link to join ahead of the session.   Abstracts Why do we need science-based co-creation? Muthu De Silva, Leonid Gokhberg,  Dirk Meissner, Margherita Russo  For many years the transfer, exchange and collaboration of knowledge and technology between academia and industry have been discussed as an important means of generating commercial value. The underlying rationale for such collaborations is that knowledge and technology from academia lead to firms’ competitive advantage. What has received less attention in the literature, so far, is a science-based collaborative approach for addressing societal challenges. We develop a conceptual framework to address this gap in our knowledge.    Public innovation intermediaries and digital technology co-creation processes Annalisa Caloffi, Ana Colovic, Federica Rossi, Margherita Russo Innovation intermediaries can play an important role in helping companies to address the challenges brought about by the digital transformation. They can help companies to adopt and integrate new technological and organisational systems and processes, foster collaborations among SMEs and between SMEs and large companies, and unveil market opportunities. We discuss the specificities of the role of public innovation intermediaries in supporting the digital transformation. We build on a base of evidence composed of extensive interviews with selected public intermediaries in France and in the UK, innovation experts and companies, carried out between 2018 and 2019, to argue that public intermediaries, which carry public policy mandates, have a specific role to play, particularly in the context of the emerging, complex and yet not fully commoditised set of technologies underpinning the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.   Contact name: Alice Dowden

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Rob Pepper The Art of Adventure

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July
Thursday

18:00

Museums in Wartime

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Picturing Crisis: Historic England’s crowdsourced photographic collectionsTamsin Silvey, Cultural Programme Curator at Historic England In response to the Covid-19 lockdown, for the first time since the Second World War Historic England asked the public to capture a moment in time for the Historic England Archive, the nation’s archive for records of England’s historic buildings, archaeology and social history. The Picturing Lockdown project created a visual record of this extraordinary moment. It was inspired by the National Buildings Record (NBR), a Second World War public call out for voluntary help in contributing records of the nation’s heritage under threat. NBR photographs created the nation’s archive for buildings that were lost during the Blitz and featured in IWM’s 2019 Culture under Attack season. As Historic England explores opportunities to share the Picturing Lockdown collection, its curator Tamsin Silvey will discuss why public engagement is at the frontline of protecting heritage during times of crisis.   Choosing what to Protect: The V&A during World War I and World War IIElla Ravilious, curator in the Word and Image Department at the V&A It is sometimes thought that when an object enters a museum, it enters stasis and its narrative ends. However, some of our objects have led surprisingly exciting lives within the Museum. During both World Wars the V&A selected a range of its most precious treasures and hid them for safety in a bewildering array of places. Curator Ella Ravilious will explain some of the decision-making behind which objects got protected, where and why, and what happened to them during that time and directly afterwards – in particular, how post-war museum practices led to a dramatic object theft. She will also explore the surviving contemporary narratives from staff about what the museum experience was like during wartime.   Keeping Culture Alive: the National Gallery during World War IISusanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London The National Gallery is currently unable to give visitors access to the pictures physically due to the Corona pandemic, however, through digital technology people are still getting the chance to treasure great art. History shows that the Gallery has weathered other national emergencies, the most dramatic of which was the Second World War. During that conflict the Gallery, despite many of its galleries being bomb-damaged, was one in fact of the few places in London where the public could enjoy a programme of cultural activity. Drawing on visual and written records from the Gallery’s archives, this talk will discuss the range of events put on at Trafalgar Square, the motivations behind these activities, the impact they had at the time, and lessons we may learn from them today. The first form of cultural entertainment were the lunchtime concerts organised by Myra Hess which made classical music accessible; exhibitions followed ranging from contemporary war art and one-off shows like ‘Design at Home’ to the much-loved ‘Picture of the Month’ that brought back a series of paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection from storage in a Welsh mine.      Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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18:00
Museums in Wartime

Birkbeck:Online

event

Book your place now Picturing Crisis: Historic England’s crowdsourced photographic collectionsTamsin Silvey, Cultural Programme Curator at Historic England In response to the Covid-19 lockdown, for the first time since the Second World War Historic England asked the public to capture a moment in time for the Historic England Archive, the nation’s archive for records of England’s historic buildings, archaeology and social history. The Picturing Lockdown project created a visual record of this extraordinary moment. It was inspired by the National Buildings Record (NBR), a Second World War public call out for voluntary help in contributing records of the nation’s heritage under threat. NBR photographs created the nation’s archive for buildings that were lost during the Blitz and featured in IWM’s 2019 Culture under Attack season. As Historic England explores opportunities to share the Picturing Lockdown collection, its curator Tamsin Silvey will discuss why public engagement is at the frontline of protecting heritage during times of crisis.   Choosing what to Protect: The V&A during World War I and World War IIElla Ravilious, curator in the Word and Image Department at the V&A It is sometimes thought that when an object enters a museum, it enters stasis and its narrative ends. However, some of our objects have led surprisingly exciting lives within the Museum. During both World Wars the V&A selected a range of its most precious treasures and hid them for safety in a bewildering array of places. Curator Ella Ravilious will explain some of the decision-making behind which objects got protected, where and why, and what happened to them during that time and directly afterwards – in particular, how post-war museum practices led to a dramatic object theft. She will also explore the surviving contemporary narratives from staff about what the museum experience was like during wartime.   Keeping Culture Alive: the National Gallery during World War IISusanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London The National Gallery is currently unable to give visitors access to the pictures physically due to the Corona pandemic, however, through digital technology people are still getting the chance to treasure great art. History shows that the Gallery has weathered other national emergencies, the most dramatic of which was the Second World War. During that conflict the Gallery, despite many of its galleries being bomb-damaged, was one in fact of the few places in London where the public could enjoy a programme of cultural activity. Drawing on visual and written records from the Gallery’s archives, this talk will discuss the range of events put on at Trafalgar Square, the motivations behind these activities, the impact they had at the time, and lessons we may learn from them today. The first form of cultural entertainment were the lunchtime concerts organised by Myra Hess which made classical music accessible; exhibitions followed ranging from contemporary war art and one-off shows like ‘Design at Home’ to the much-loved ‘Picture of the Month’ that brought back a series of paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection from storage in a Welsh mine.      Contact name: Centre for Museum Cultures Further details: More information about this event …

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03

July
Friday

12:00

Bridges to the Future – Nigel Topping on Greening the Recovery

RSA: Online Event,

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RSA Events

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Bridges to the Future – Nigel Topping on Greening the Recovery

RSA:Online Event,

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RSA Events

07

July
Tuesday

14:00

Innovation intermediaries and emerging digital technologies: policy and practice

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now When:  July 7th 2020, 14:00-16:30 Where: Online  Event abstract: Innovation intermediaries are organisations that support firm-level and systemic innovation by, among other activities, creating knowledge links between other organisations, sharing knowledge about a particular technology, providing knowledge-intensive services to firms, and carrying out consultancy activity for policymakers. Intermediaries can play a particularly important role in the implementation of new digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, where they might deliver a range of activities not only to support the alignment of different actors and opportunities, and to encourage learning processes, but also to facilitate the articulation of demand. Intermediaries operating in such rapidly changing context are required to govern a process of change that is uncertain in both nature and direction, and poorly understood by policymakers, firms and often even by experts. This workshop aims to foster a timely discussion about the new roles and activities that intermediaries perform as they support firms in the digital transition, and the knowledge and resources they mobilise in order to do so. Please register for this workshop by 5pm on Friday 3rd July. You will be sent a link to attend the session before the event.  For further information, please feel free to contact Dr Federica Rossi, CIMR: f.rossi@bbk.ac.uk.  Contact name: Alice Dowden

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14:00

Stem cells @ lunch - Professor James Sharpe and Professor Peter Zandstra

Kings College:

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Title TBC Speaker: Professor James Sharpe Title TBC Speaker: Professor Peter Zandstra A link to the live seminar will be posted on this page prior to the event.

14:00
Innovation intermediaries and emerging digital technologies: policy and practice

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now When:  July 7th 2020, 14:00-16:30 Where: Online  Event abstract: Innovation intermediaries are organisations that support firm-level and systemic innovation by, among other activities, creating knowledge links between other organisations, sharing knowledge about a particular technology, providing knowledge-intensive services to firms, and carrying out consultancy activity for policymakers. Intermediaries can play a particularly important role in the implementation of new digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, where they might deliver a range of activities not only to support the alignment of different actors and opportunities, and to encourage learning processes, but also to facilitate the articulation of demand. Intermediaries operating in such rapidly changing context are required to govern a process of change that is uncertain in both nature and direction, and poorly understood by policymakers, firms and often even by experts. This workshop aims to foster a timely discussion about the new roles and activities that intermediaries perform as they support firms in the digital transition, and the knowledge and resources they mobilise in order to do so. Please register for this workshop by 5pm on Friday 3rd July. You will be sent a link to attend the session before the event.  For further information, please feel free to contact Dr Federica Rossi, CIMR: f.rossi@bbk.ac.uk.  Contact name: Alice Dowden

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14:00
Stem cells @ lunch - Professor James Sharpe and Professor Peter Zandstra

Kings College:

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Title TBC Speaker: Professor James Sharpe Title TBC Speaker: Professor Peter Zandstra A link to the live seminar will be posted on this page prior to the event.