Stand on the Shoulders of Giants 2

At the start of the academic year we held a series of free talks in the shop by world-class academics. If you missed them you can see them on our YouTube channel:

It is, therefore, with great delight that we are able to announce another round of stellar talks giving a wealth of education over the course of a week. All of the talks are absolutely FREE to attend and last for approximately 30 minutes.

3pm each day, Monday 24th February – Friday 28th February

Monday 24th February at 3pm
Paul Collier “Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century”
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government

Author of the bestselling Bottom Billion and his most recent book Exodus, Professor Collier is a leading authority on economic development.

Tuesday 25th February at 3pm
Alister McGrath “Science and Religion”
Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King’s College London;
(From April)

Professor McGrath is a hugely respected theologian and will be returning to Oxford in April as Andreos Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

A prolific author, some of his most popular books include a biography of CS Lewis, a critique of Richard Dawkins and many books on Christian apolgetics
Wednesday 26th February at 3pm
Eugene Rogan “What Became of the Arab Spring?”
University lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East;
Fellow of St Antony’s College

In a review of The Arabs by Eugene Rogan The Economist said “It is not a particularly happy story, but it is a fascinating one, and exceedingly well told.” He is currently working on a new book entitled The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, to be published later this year

Thursday 27th February at 3pm
Ian Goldin “Is Globalization Bad?”
Professor of Globalisation and Development

Professor Goldin was formerly Vice President of the World Bank and is currently Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. His most recent book ‘Divided Nations’ tackles head-on some of the systemic issues surrounding globalisation and suggest a new, and radical, need for institutional change

Friday 28th February at 3pm
Alexandra Harris “Studying English with Virginia Woolf”
Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool

Alexandra Harris is a rising star of the academic and literary worlds. She won the Guardian First Book Award in 2010 for Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper and her short book on the life and works Virginia Woolf fizzes off the page and serves as a brilliant introduction to an inspiring author.

Everyone is welcome to these talks – no need to book just turn up, sit down and soak up the knowledge! We look forward to seeing you there

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