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Why are there fewer female psychpaths?

Dr Mark Freestone

Thursday 27 February 2020


In our new series of very short podcasts, Mark Freestone talks about psychopathy and females.    

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Is my partner a psychopath?

Dr Mark Freestone


In our new series of very short podcasts, Mark Freestone tells you how to decide if your partner is a psychopath.

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Making a Psychopath

Dr Mark Freestone


  Find out what makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve’s Villanelle. Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most interesting and infamous psychopath cases of recent times. Using real case studies, Mark will be looking into their minds. Do you remember the scene where Villanelle dresses […]

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Health Inequalities in the time of Climate Change

Dr Karyn Morrissey

Thursday 30 January 2020


  Recent headlines across the world declared that Climate Change is the ​“the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”—based on the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change published in November 2019. Its co-author joins us from the University of Exeter to discuss her vital work behind the story.  The impacts of climate […]

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Climate Change Theatre Action

Dr Evelyn O’Malley, Dr Sharanya Murali

Thursday 5 December 2019


Join us in Exeter and be part of a global event: an evening of short play readings that encounter our changing climate in unexpected ways. Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays specially commissioned to coincide with the United Nations climate change meetings. Written by […]

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Big Natural History Television and Conservation

Julian Hector

Thursday 28 November 2019


    Our speaker is head of the BBC Natural History Unit; founded in the 1950s as the first and biggest production unit of its kind, it is regarded as the world’s greatest maker of wildlife documentary films. Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life on Earth, and dozens more groundbreaking series were all delivered by this […]

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The Evolution of Public Attitudes During Brexit

Sir John Curtice

Thursday 31 October 2019


Download the images for this talk here Politicians assert that their views reflect the will of the British people, especially when it comes to Brexit. In this special talk, the President of the British Polling Council examines the evidence behind these claims. It takes place on the last day of the extension to Article 50. […]

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The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think

Professor Marcus Du Sautoy

Thursday 26 September 2019


SLIDES AVAILABLE HERE Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? New developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? […]

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The Extinction Rebellion Lawyer

Farhana Yamin

Thursday 29 August 2019


When police unglued Farhana Yamin from the forecourt of the Shell building—during climate protests—she became a figurehead of the Extinction Rebellion movement. The Climate Change lawyer appeared on front pages across the world and deftly handled interviews on programmes such as Newsnight. For this Agile Rabbit talk, Farhana argues that now is the time to […]

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Can I Do Anything About Climate Change?

Professor Piers Forster, Penelope Endersby, Ritula Shah (chair), Molly Scott Cato, Danny Chivers, Professor Steffen Boehm

Wednesday 31 July 2019


Do you wonder if altering your diet, cutting down on flights, or declaring a climate emergency makes any difference to climate change? This sell-out discussion with world-leading speakers from politics, business, activism, and science, moved beyond superficial responses to the vital question ‘Can I do anything about climate change?’ The audience brought its own ideas […]

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The Mental Health Crisis in Schools

Professor Tamsin Ford CBE

Thursday 25 July 2019


Are school-days the best of your life? For many they are not. Today, six times more children report mental illness than twenty years ago. Last month, Theresa May announced that every teacher will be trained to spot early warning signs of mental illness, describing tackling the rise in mental health problems as a ‘personal priority’. […]

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Before the Big Bang

Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton

Thursday 27 June 2019


We’re dealing with a biggie in this talk – the origin of the universe. Recent groundbreaking discoveries support the view that our universe is part of a larger cosmic structure: a multiverse. Gravitational anomalies in the structure of our universe are ‘tugs’ exerted by other universes. These exciting theories are indicated by the work of […]

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