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School of Advanced Study
The Royal Society
The Courtauld Institute of Art
The British Academy
University of Westminster
Alan Turing Institute
The Francis Crick Institute
University of the Arts London
University College London
About this Event 8:30-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-9:10 Welcome Professor Renato Nazzini, Director of Research in Construction Law, King’s College London 9:10-9:30 Morning Keynote Dr. Mike Walker, Chief Economic Advisor, Competition and Markets Authority 9:30-11:00 Session 1 Killer Acquisitions Moderator: Claire Jeffs, Partner, Slaughter and May Panelists: Saunders Kleinglass, Legal Counsel, Intel Dr. Cristina Caffarra, Head of Competition, Charles River Associates Dr. Adrian Majumdar, Partner, RBB Economics Nick Levy, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-12:45 Session 2 Exploitative Abuse (including collection of user data and provision of ad intermediation services) Moderator: Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law Panelists: Tom Smith, Legal Director, Competition and Markets Authority Thomas Graf, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Professor Renato Nazzini, King’s College London Stephen Lewis, Partner, RBB Economics 12:45-13:45 Lunch 13:45-15:15 Session 3 – Use and valuation of Big Data Moderator: Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex Market Insight Panelists: Professor D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Dr. Michael A. Salinger, Professor of Management and Economics, Boston University Miguel de la Mano, Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon 15:15-15:30 Break 15:30-17:00 Session 4 – Institutional Issues Moderator: Niamh Dunne, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics Panelists: Dr. Philip Marsden, Deputy Chair Enforcement Decision Making Committee, Bank of England Henri Piffaut, Vice President, French Competition Authority Isabel Taylor, Partner, Slaughter and May Ben Hooper, Director, Fingleton Associates 17:00 Drinks Reception Supported by RBB Economics, Slaughter and May and Cleary Gottlieb
Kings College:Great Hall
We focus on prevalence of ADHD in prison, comorbid disorders and review the latest findings in research and clinical practice About this Event Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder in adults that is increasingly recognised in primary and secondary health care mental health services. Within prisons there is a much higher rate of ADHD than in the general population with approximately 20-30% meeting ADHD diagnostic criteria. Despite this, ADHD services within prisons are underdeveloped across the UK. In our experience, many prisoners with ADHD are treated for comorbid conditions, and antipsychotics and antidepressants are often prescribed, yet ADHD often goes unrecognised and untreated. This event will focus on prevalence of ADHD in prisons, ADHD and comorbidities, and what research has been done to further our understanding of the management of ADHD in prisons and offender populations more generally. What should ADHD services look like within the prison service and how do we develop cost-effective services that merge with currently available prison primary and secondary care services for mental health. The meeting will hear from health care professionals and clinical researchers with a long track record of working with ADHD within the prison setting. We will bring together health care professional and service user perspectives to further our understanding of the unmet needs of this population and how to deliver more effective support for prisoners with ADHD. This meeting will be of particular interest to all those working with offender populations and prison mental health, but will also be relevant to the management of ADHD for community patients presenting with a wide range of complex comorbid behavioural, mental health and neurodevelopmental problems. Topics will include: The medical treatment of ADHD in offenders The effects of treating ADHD in emotional instability Studies from Sweden and current services The management of ADHD – report on expert consensus ADHD and comorbidity in the prison setting The delivery of effective mental health services to offender and prison populations The next 10-years – the way ahead Speakers on the day will include: Professor Philip Asherson Professor Lindsay Thomson Professor Susan Young Professor Ylva Ginsberg Dr Peter Mason Dr Andrew Forrester Beverly Nolker This project is funded by the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, an MRC and NIHR partnership. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the MRC, NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. (project ref: 14/23/17)
Birkbeck:Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library
A collaboration between Birkbeck Research Centres: the Centre for History and Theory of Photography; the Centre for Architecture, Space & Society and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. This workshop is primarily aimed at post-graduate students, it may be of interest to others. Four programmed talks will be mixed with shorter student presentations from research in progress. You can download a PDF programme for the day HERE Registration is not required for this event; seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis Contact name: Steve Edwards
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Genomics of women’s and reproductive health Speaker: Cecilia Lindgren, Big Data Institute, Oxford Host: Cathryn Lewis
Architectural Association: 32 First Floor Front
Picasso, Koolhaas, Žižek, McQueen, Guardiola, Sottsass, Jobs, Almodóvar, Obrist. Game over. Radical freedom can only be achieved in a post-authorial world where ownership is no longer priority number one. Following talks by curator Rory Hyde, photographer Max Creasy and art historian Dawn Ades, Experimental Unit 1 will be rounding off this term with a lunchtime lecture by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés. All welcome. Jorge Penadés is a Madrid-based Spanish designer. He cultivates a dissident approach to the contemporary notion of design which often manifests in new materials, objects, exhibitions, one-off commissions or architectural experiences.
Kings College:Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
“The Value of Life: Ability, Race, and Expertise" This paper examines how current-day techniques for assessing the monetary value of human life are based on historical notions of ability, race, and expertise. The first section shows how the corporate life insurance industry in the United States was built from the legal rationale and commercial logic of marine insurance and, later, slave insurance. After the slave trade to the US was outlawed in 1808, a thriving rental market in slaves emerged, where planters could recover the value of these premium human assets if they died while in someone else’s possession. Slaves occupied a complicated position where their skills and health concerns were a part of their “value, though they were not, in an actuarial sense, free citizens contracting life insurance. The second section of the talk shows that while slaves could inhabit social standing approximating that of dehumanized free workers, free people could also be trapped in a predicament that approximates slavery. I examine how the practice of convict leasing--- providing prisoner labour to private parties such as plantation owners and corporations--- emerged in the decades following American independence. The practice can be traced to a wealthy textile merchant, Joel Scott, who leased a state penitentiary from the state legislature, to have inmates farm hemp—a crop so grueling it had only been worked by slaves until that juncture. Combining historical approaches with medical and economic anthropology, my talk shows how a unique historical intersection of incarceration, slavery, and illicit substances created a broader discourse on race, biology, punishment, and expertise, leading Kentuckians to call hemp a “n***** crop.” Speaker Bio: Prof. Michael Ralph teaches in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the School of Medicine at New York University, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Africana Studies. His research integrates political science, economics, history, and medical anthropology through an explicit focus on debt, slavery, insurance, forensics, and incarceration. His first book, Forensics of Capital (2015) explores how Senegalese people determine who owes what to whom, and how people adjust social standing based on whether they receive payment for outstanding goods and services, as well as for crimes and offenses. He argues that the social profile of an individual or country is a credit profile as well as a forensic profile. He is currently at work on two books that center on slavery, insurance, and incarceration. He is also engaged in ethnographic research in Eritrea concerning commendations the state prepares for the families of veterans who died during more than three decades of warfare with Ethiopia in order to secure and defend independence. He has also built the multimedia archive, Treasury of Weary Souls, the world’s most comprehensive ledger of insured slaves.
Birkbeck:Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Cinema
This event is free and open to all. Register to attend via Eventbrite here The play The Front Page (1929) had been filmed before Howard Hawks got hold of it. Hildy Johnson, a newspaper’s star reporter, wants to quit so he can get married. His editor, Walter Burns, is determined to keep him. The story that tempts Hildy from the marital straight and narrow concerns the hanging of Earl Williams for shooting a cop, and his possible reprieve. It was Hawks’s inspiration to make Hildy a woman (Rosalind Russell), and to have her quit not just the newspaper, but also her marriage to Burns (Cary Grant) for respectable domesticity with a more dependable husband. What ensues is the story of a double divorce: from an impossible husband and an impossible profession. Words, scripted and improvised, tumble over one another. The war of the sexes has seldom been waged by quicker-witted or faster-talking protagonists. Can Hildy bring herself to abandon it for a sedate life in Albany? Presenter: James Brown (Birkbeck College) This event is supported by BIMI, BiGS, Birkbeck Law School, BISR, Guilt Group Contact name: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Further details: More information about this event …
The Courtauld Institute of Art:Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW
Professor David Carpenter will examine the political circumstances of the translation of St Thomas Becket to a new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral in July 2020. Carefully staged by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, the translation took place almost exactly fifty years after Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral in December 1170. It was attended by several eminent churchmen and by the young Henry III, as recorded in now-lost paintings in the vaults of Canterbury’s Trinity Chapel. In anticipation of the 800th anniversary of the translation, Professor Carpenter will consider the political significance of the translation and Henry III’s ambivalent relationship with Becket. David Carpenter is Professor of Medieval History at King’s College London. He is a leading authority on the history of Britain in the central middle ages, and has written widely on English social, economic, military and political history in the 13th century. He has also published on aspects of the history of art and architecture, including important studies of Westminster Abbey, Matthew Paris, Salisbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle. The first volume of his biography of Henry III covering the first forty years of his reign down to the revolution of 1258 will appear with Yale University Press in May 2020
Kings College:Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
This workshop highlights academic papers focusing on platforms from academics across disciplines. It is open to the public. 8:30-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-9:30 Introduction and Sizing up Where we are in terms of policy and academic research Professor Renato Nazzini, King’s College London Joost Rietveld, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University College London D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida 9:30-10.45 Panel 1 Professor Tobias Krestschmer, Dean, Munich School of Management and University College London Dr Dimitry Sharapov, Assistant Professor, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Imperial College London 10:45-11:15 Break 11:15-13:15 Panel 2 Dr. Ying-Ying Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London Dr. Paolo Aversa, Cass Business School. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Joost Rietveld, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University College London 13:15-14.15 Lunch Close Supported by RBB Economics, Slaughter & May and Cleary Gottlieb
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67
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School of Advanced Study:Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Reader: Professor John Prag (Honorary Professor, Manchester Museum & Emeritus, University of Manchester) Chair: Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute) A reading of a special translation – the first in English - of Aby Warburg’s foundational lectures on Leonardo da Vinci, along with an exhibition of items from his original accompanying photographic exhibition. The Warburg Institute holds the finished texts of the lectures, which given in 1899 at the Hamburg Kunsthalle, and all the original exhibition images. This event will be the first hearing of the Leonardo lectures in English, and the first viewing of the exhibition for more than a century. This event is kindly supported by The Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. Part of a series of events marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, organised by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Warburg Institute, the University of Kent, and the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Evolution and development of skeletal musculature in early vertebrates: insights from lamprey and shark embryos Speaker: Professor Rie Kusakabe, Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Japan Host: Simon Hughes Abstract: During vertebrate embryogenesis, somites give rise to a wide variety of complex and functionally specialized muscles, such as muscles in the paired appendages, shoulder girdles, diaphragm and the tongue. Precursors of each muscle undergo migration/extension toward the site of differentiation where they form mature myofilaments at remarkably varied timings. In order to clarify the evolutionary mechanisms underlying the formation of complex muscles, we have examined the expression of developmental genes and protein markers in the jawless cyclostome lampreys, the shark, and other gnathostome species. During embryogenesis of the lamprey, which lacks paired fins, precursors forming coherent hypobranchial muscles emerge from the ventral edges of the anterior somites, stay lateral to the pharynx, and differentiate much later than other somitic muscles. On the other hand, sharks possess paired fins and compartmentalized hypobranchial muscles with its anterior part fused in the midline, similarly to other gnathostomes. Comparison of the tissue structure and the expression of developmental genes have illustrated the differential regulation of fin and hypobranchial muscles in each species. Our analyses provide new insights for cellular and molecular characteristics of the tongue and other musculatures as well as for their contribution to the complexity of the vertebrate body plan.
Guildhall Library:Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH
This session is aimed at people who would like to learn about our biographical, family history and London digital resources.
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
A mechanism to reset mother centrioles prior to mitosis Speaker: Gislene Pereira, Head of the German Cancer Research Group Dissecting cell polarity with chemical genetics Speaker: Jens Januschke, Deputy Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Dundee
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
All staff and students are invited to a welcome lecture with Dr Mohamed Alhnan. The lecture takes place in G4, New Hunt’s House. Snacks and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided from 16.00 in room G8.
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
The RBH-KHP Partnership invites you to our first transformation forum. About this Event Please join us at the first Royal Brompton Harefield - King's Health Partnership transformation forum with a focus on integration. This interactive event will give you an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the partnership, learn from one another and share perspectives on collaboration and transformation. We will also be thanking everyone for their efforts over the past year with festive drinks. Outline Agenda (TBC): 17:00 – 17:05 Welcome Richard Grocott-Mason, Managing Director RBH-KHP Partnership Ajay Shah, Head of school, cardiovascular medicine and sciences, King’s College London 17:05 – 17:15 How will we develop a world-class academic health system? Ajay Shah, Head of school, cardiovascular medicine and sciences, King’s College London 17:15 – 17:35 Learning from patients: What matters most? Olivia Wheeler-Robinson and Paul Murray, Patient Public Reference Group 17:35 - 18:25 Working together across boundaries - Case studies including: Pushing ECMO boundaries for patients (Jonathan Lillie, PICU Consultant, Evelina London) Collaborating to improve care - Pulmonary Hypertension (John Wort & Philip Marino, Service Leads, RB&HFT, and GSTT) Partnering for success - Transforming Rehabilitation & Therapy services (Penny Agent, Director of Allied Clinical Services, RB&HFT) Translating research into practice - Managing angina with normal coronary arteries (Divaka Perera, Professor of Cardiology, KCL) Improving Population Health (Irem Patel, Joint Director of Clinical Strategy, KHP) 18:25 – 19:00 Interactive discussions with clinical and academic leads 19:00 Festive Drinks Special thanks from the Partnership Board Please do register for the event and send it onto colleagues who may also be interested in attending - all are welcome.
The Francis Crick Institute:Auditorium 2, The Francis Crick Institute
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Guildhall Library:City of London Museum, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH
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Gresham College:Museum of London
Saving the whales and curing cancer are two of the great challenges of the present day, and mathematics has a part to play in addressing them. This talk will use these two examples to illustrate the process of mathematical modelling to gain insights into how the world works and how we can change it.No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Architectural Association: AA Lecture Hall
Comfort and well-being are recurring topics in building research, standards and practices. However, within today's pressing energy efficiency agendas, the achievement of occupant comfort and well-being poses significant design and operational challenges, exacerbated by difficulty in defining robust metrics and models for their measurement and prediction. In fact, there may be large discrepancies between requirements for building energy efficiency, the conditions demanded for comfortable task performance, and what occupants may need over time. Moving away from efficiency targets that are based on neutral acceptability of static indoor environments, the lecture will explore the need for integration of new and diverse knowledge to sustain building performance while offering enriched opportunities for occupant comfort and well-being. Sergio Altomonte is Professor of Architectural Physics at the University of Louvain, Belgium, where he directs the research group Architecture et Climat. He has held academic appointments in Italy (Rome), Australia (Melbourne) and UK (Nottingham), and visiting positions in Denmark (KADK, Copenhagen) and US (Berkeley). He has been External Examiner of the AA Sustainable Environmental Design programme (2015-18). Image: Author Unknown, sourced from the following link.
SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S113
Prof. Esra Ozyurek, London School of Economics “Between Racist Past and Racialized Present in Germany: Islam Critics, Holocaust Memory, and Immigrant Integration”
Kings College:Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
The Methods Lab is a unique seminar under the auspices of the Transnational Law Institute (TLI) at King’s College London. The Lab explores the process of imagining, developing and carrying out a research project. Presenters give an inside view into the laboratory of their own intellectual work, their methodology and resources, of the challenges in carrying out empirical research and paying adequate tribute to interdisciplinary boundaries and crossings. The Methods Lab sessions are open to everyone. Abstract: This paper explores the question of indigeneity, indigenous identity, in the context of the Bedouin in the Naqab/Negev Desert in Israel. I consider whether indigeneity, as formulated in the sphere of international law, has been re-made in the vernacular of the Bedouin. I trace the international definition of indigeneity with an ethnographic sensibility to its lived realities and local textures, focusing on what the Bedouin majority have to say about it. The socio-legal inquiry reveals the Bedouin’s interpretation of and the meanings they have given to the international definition as it relates to them, specifically their identity. It builds on Sally Merry’s heuristic framework concerning how international identities and subjectivities travel and translate. In particular this study demonstrates how rights-based identities and subjectivities do not simply ‘fit’ a pre-existing reality but must be ‘translated’, ‘tried on’, and ‘dropped off’ in ways that demand new kinds of law-making, knowledge production, and local performances. Biography: Emma Nyhan is a research fellow on the ARC-funded project ‘The Potential and Limits of International Adjudication: The International Court of Justice and Australia’ led by Professor Hilary Charlesworth and Associate Professor Margaret Young. Emma assists with research on legal issues in topic areas such as the role of international adjudication, the background to Australian litigation before the ICJ, and the impact of the cases in which Australia has been involved. She also assists with the administration of the project. Emma recently received a PhD from the European University Institute, Italy. Her doctoral dissertation, ‘Indigeneity, Law and Terrain: The Bedouin Citizens of Israel’, explored the ways in which the international concept of indigenous peoples came to be applied to the Bedouin in Israel. Her research pursues a socio-legal agenda and employs legal, historical and anthropological methodologies. Her doctoral studies were supported by awards from the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Council for British Research in the Levant. This event is open to the public and everybody is welcome to attend, though everyone must register.Seats are allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis.If you find you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket registration, so that someone else can have your place.
Imperial College:Lecture theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
The lecture is free to attend and open to all, but registration is required in advance. Register to attend on Eventbrite Abstract Chemistry is often referred to as the central science, given its role in bridging the fundamental physical sciences with the applied and life sciences. That is not to say, however, that chemistry is just a middleman. By understanding molecular structure, properties and interactions, chemists have unique insight into the complex systems which underpin diverse areas - from biology to materials science – and can use this understanding to drive important advances. Furthermore, by employing the powerful ability to construct molecules, through state-of-the-art synthetic chemistry, chemists can define new approaches and invent new products from drugs and diagnostics, to dyes and devices. Matthew Fuchter is a Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College London who has long been interested in harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry to impact molecular science in multiple scientific domains. During his inaugural lecture he will discuss his perspective of chemistry as a central science. Journeying through a career that has taken him from the discovery of experimental medicines, to the development of energy efficient electronic displays, he will give case studies from his work that showcase how scientific curiosity and chemical understanding can lead to useful ‘real world’ applications. And how, in turn, such applications promote the need for further understanding and innovation on the molecular scale. Biography Matthew Fuchter obtained his first-class MSci degree (2002) in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, followed by a PhD (2006) from Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Anthony G. M. Barrett, FRS FMedSci. Following a brief spell as a postdoctoral research associate at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia, where he worked with Professor Andrew B Holmes, AC, FRS, FAA, FInstP, he returned to London to take up an independent fellowship at the School of Pharmacy, University of London (2007). In 2008, he was appointed to a Lectureship position in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer (2012), Reader (2015) and full Professor in 2018. Professor Fuchter has received many awards in recognition of his research work including the Royal Society of Chemistry's Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize (2014), an Imperial College President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2017), and the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (2018). He is an advocate for the importance of organic chemistry, currently being an Elected Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division Council and the UK representative to the European Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry.
Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Join us to celebrate this special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys. Professor Carsten Flohr - Worms, germs, eczema and beyond Professor Carsten Flohr, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences, will take you on a journey to Vietnam where he examined the impact of gut parasites on the risk of developing eczema and allergies. He will also talk about a breastfeeding promotion trial in Belarus and how eczema can cause food allergies through the skin. Furthermore, Carsten will show recent findings of his group on how exposure to domestic hard water can lead to eczema in infancy and on the role of the gut and skin microbiome in the disease. Finally, he will introduce some of the exciting new eczema treatments that are coming through trials into clinical practice. Professor Sophia Karagiannis - Monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy: insights from human immunity Hear from Professor Sophia Karagiannis, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences, who will discuss her team’s work in unravelling previously-unappreciated mechanisms that prevent the immune system from launching effective antibodies to eradicate tumours, and how these insights inform the design of new therapeutic antibodies which are able to recruit immune cells against tumours. A drinks reception will follow after the lectures
Gresham College:Museum of London
Few patients like to think of their physicians or surgeons as improvisers. Yet clinical care is a human art where there will always be uncertainty. Though doctors spend years learning facts and gaining skills, each patient is unique and every situation holds surprises. Musicians also spend years in training - practising scales, learning harmony, mastering technique. Such musicians celebrate their ability to improvise, to respond to one another in the moment in front of an audience. This lecture asks what clinicians can learn from the world of music - and vice versa.No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture