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Professor Barbara Adam, Dr Chris Groves, Dr Elen Stokes and Dr Catherine Butler
Friday 24th May, 7pm, Landmarc 100 Stage, £5
What power do we hold over the future? And how do we take care of a future world we decisively shape but may not live to see? A series of short interconnected talks examine futures in the context of law, energy and new technologies. Sociologists Barbara Adam and Catherine Butler, philosopher Chris Groves and legal scholar Elen Stokes introduce a discussion on how futures are made, known and acted upon in these different social worlds.
This is the first in the Cardiff Series 2013
Saturday 25th May, 8.30pm, Starlight Stage, £5.50
How curiosity about the amazing phenomenon of bioluminescence, the emission of light from living organisms, has revolutionised biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. It has led to major discoveries about the biggest ecosystem on the planet, and how cells switch on and off in health and disease. Quite surprisingly, it has also created several billion dollar markets. The talk includes hands on demonstrations.
Statue of Aneurin Bevan, Queen Street, Cardiff
Tuesday 28th May, 7pm, Digital Stage, £5
An exclusive emphasis upon efficiency leads to a fundamental misunderstanding of the true moral nature of a national health service. Recent failures in the NHS, including concerns over managerialism and a target led culture, the perceived failure to treat patients with dignity and compassion, and perhaps most dramatically the recent Francis Report into the failures of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, express these moral issues. Viewed as a 'civil association', it is through the NHS that we, as a community, express and put into practice our sense of morality.
The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
Prof Richard Wyn Jones, Guy Lodge (IPPR), and Prof Charlie Jeffery (Edinburgh)
Friday 31st May, 7pm, Landmarc 100 Stage, £5
With an increasingly distinct English identity and growing demand for the political recognition of Englishness, this conversation examines English views about both the unions – UK and EU – and considers whether either or both remain sustainable. Richard Wyn Jones, Director of Wales Governance Centre, leads a discussion with IPPR’s Guy Lodge and Charlie Jeffery, Director of Academy of Government at Edinburgh University.
Other talks involving Cardiff University staff are listed below:
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