Archive for the 'Lecture' Category

Martin Rees – Our Universe and others

Monday, March 17th, 2014

I’ve just got back from a lecture by Martin Rees (of Astronomer Royal fame) at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. What an interesting speaker he is! Some thought provoking questions were raised such as – could there be numerous Big Bangs and multiple universes? He talked of the horizon of what we could see and […]

Stephen Hawkings, Brian Cox and Andrew Liddle rock Cambridge Cosmo 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

An amazing public lecture at Lady Mitchell Hall given last night as part of the International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology – COSMO 2013. There was an astonishing line-up of three great physics Professors – Andrew Liddle, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawkings. Andrew Liddle a theoretical physicist talked to us about the recent PLANCK […]

A saturday of Samuel Butler and Soviet Art

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Spent a satisfying Saturday afternoon with Andres at a talk on Samuel Butler in the newly refurbished Divinity School at St Johns. The college has a large collection on the Victorian art critic, photographer and writer and at the moment there is a display in the Old Library. Currently there is a two year project […]

‘Tissint: The Latest Arrival from Mars’

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Wow! If you get the chance to go to a lecture given by Prof Monica Grady you should do it. She has a wonderful accessible and interesting style of talking. I sat in one of the Physic Building Lecture theatres at Leicester Uni today for over an hour completely enthralled by sciencey stuff! Who would […]

Creative Destruction in the Victorian City

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The Leicester Uni Victorian Study Centre Lecture laid on its annual lecture this evening at – “Creative Destruction” in the Victorian City’, given by Professor Peter Mandler of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Fascinating stuff. I was particularly intrigued by the tales of C19th railway companies buying up large swathes of land in the centres […]