Acts of creativity, audiences and us

05 Mar 2013

A conference in Cambridge next month will explore the notion of performance as a dynamic means of looking at the complex interactions between works of art and audiences -  both real and imagined, past and present - in a digital age.

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The virtual Chopin

01 Mar 2013

One of the greatest composers of the 19th century, Fryderyk Chopin, had an irrepressible creative imagination, and his music experienced continual evolution as a result. Now, a new online resource is bringing the many versions of his compositions together in one place, opening up new possibilities for performers, listeners and researchers alike.

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History and conspiracy

28 Feb 2013

Available to play back in full, this debate on history and conspiracy touches on the Suez Crisis, Stalin's Russia, the assassination of John F Kennedy, Watergate, the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland and more.

 

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Fingerprint of a killer

28 Feb 2013

Can whole genome sequencing provide the forensic information needed to map and control the global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

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We need to talk about women

28 Feb 2013

The urgent need to champion the rights of women around the world is the central theme of a series of lectures to be delivered in Cambridge next week by Melanne Verveer, who was the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. 

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PsyWar during the Malayan Emergency

26 Feb 2013

As part of the Intelligence seminars run by the Faculty of History, Thomas J. Maguire examines how psychological warfare contributed to Britain's counter-insurgency campaign in Malaya from 1948 to 1960. 

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Death is in decline

25 Feb 2013

Every generation has tried to be the one that outsmarts the Reaper. From the millennia-old Epic of Gilgamesh to the centuries-old story of the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, who discovered Florida in his search for the fountain of youth, legends abound of how we might live forever.

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