This term eminent thinkers from a broad range of fields will be contributing to a series of lectures with the theme Understanding Society. Taking place on every Tuesday from tomorrow (16 October), the talks will be held in the Lady Mitchell Hall and are open to the public.
In a lecture this Thursday (11 October), Professor Akbar Ahmed will draw attention to the plight of women in countries caught up in the war on terror. He will argue that in failing to support them, we are in danger of creating a new generation of terrorists.
At a lecture tomorrow, Professor Steven Shapin will decant some of the terminology of wine-tasting and look at the ways in which our relationship with wine reflects the way we live and how this has shifted over time. The talk at CRASSH is free and open to all.