Upcoming Events

Can I trust science?

Thursday 30 March 2023

Exeter Phoenix

Timandra Harkness, Professor Sabina Leonelli, Dr Travis Coan, Professor Carole Goble CBE FREng FBCS, James Coomarasamy

From anti-vaxxers to climate deniers, not everyone trusts science. Join us for a special live event with a panel of international experts to look at why there is mistrust and positive antidotes to deal with it. We’ll be exploring the Open Science movement, which is sweeping the globe promoting practices to make science more transparent […]

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A Brief History of Feminism

Thursday 25 May 2023

Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street.

Dr Hannah Dawson

Or Oh Bondage Up Yours!  Come on on a whistle-stop tour of feminism with Hannah Dawson – we’re travelling from the 15th century to the feminist utopias of today, through the key battlegrounds of sex and gender, suffrage and civil rights, the invisibility of women’s work. She will ask how do we solve the problem […]

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Past Events

How to fix the internet

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Exeter Phoenix

Professor Helen Margetts OBE, Dr Silvia Milano, Dr Chico Camargo, Ritula Shah (chair), Dr Mohsen Mosleh

Rarely a week goes by without a negative headline about the internet – from teenagers’ mental health and racist algorithms to online conspiracy theories and the power of big tech. In this lively discussion with some of the world’s leading thinkers, we reassess our relationship with the internet and set out a positive vision of […]

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Why the Stegosaurus has plates

Thursday 26 January 2023

Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter.

Dr Susannah Maidment

Stegosaurs are a group of dinosaurs characterized by the possession of two rows of plates and spines that extend from the neck to the end of the tail. Join us for a live event with acclaimed scientist Dr Susannah Maidment from the Natural History Museum. Discover the function of the plates of stegosaurs. Were they […]

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God – An Anatomy

Thursday 24 November 2022

Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter.

Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Unfortunately this event is cancelled due to illness Join us for a a gripping, surprising and often controversial examination of the Western God, in all his bodily, uncensored, scandalous forms. In this live event Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou reveals God’s cultural DNA stretches back centuries before the Bible was written, and persists in the tics and […]

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How to rewrite the laws of physics

Thursday 27 October 2022

Exeter Phoenix

Dr Chiara Marletto

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to speaker withdrawal. All tickets will be refunded. We apologise for any inconvenience. Even our most successful and advanced theories of foundational physics are unable to give a complete account of the universe. Meanwhile, philosophy continues to wrestle with questions of knowledge and consciousness. Might constructor theory provide […]

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