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The Reluctant Anthropologist: Tales of Madagascar

Professor Maurice Bloch

Thursday 31 January 2019


Why is it so easy, when we go to somewhere which the tourist industry would describe as very exotic, to get on with people? Part of the answer is that remote people are much less different than we might, at first, believe and that modern society is much less different than is often assumed. This […]

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Isn’t 90º North a Lifeless, Irrelevant and Pointless Place?!

Pen Hadow

Friday 5 October 2018


Pen Hadow is one of the world’s leading explorers. In 2003 Pen Hadow became the first person to trek solo, and without resupply, across the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice from Canada to the North Geographic Pole – a feat that has never been repeated. But of the 850 hours spent hauling his sledge, over 30 […]

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Using Mindfulness in Kenyan Prisons

Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno

Thursday 28 June 2018


Dr. Inma Adarves-Yorno is a mindfulness TED speaker, researcher, and trainer. She has witnessed the transformational power of mindfulness when aligned with a meaningful social identity. In this talk, Inma tells the fascinating story of the successes and failures of a mindfulness movement in Kenyan prisons. “Prisons and hospitals have something in common in Kenya: […]

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A YEAR IN A NAMIBIAN VILLAGE

Dr Helen John

Thursday 26 April 2018


Helen tells tales and anecdotes from her year spent in a Namibian Village conducting anthropological research by discussing interpretations of New Testament texts. Helen lived in an Owambo homestead in the remote North of Namibia. She looked at the relationship between African Traditional Religion and Christianity. As an inexperienced fieldwork researcher at the outset, Helen encountered […]

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LIFE THROUGH AN ICE HOLE: ARCTIC ACIDIFICATION

Dr Ceri Lewis

Thursday 29 March 2018


Ocean acidification, the change in ocean chemistry driven by increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. It is happening first and fastest in the Arctic Ocean. The Catlin Arctic Survey was an exciting multidisciplinary expedition, in which scientists and explorers investigated ocean acidification processes and their impact on marine organisms. […]

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Underwater Sound In Blue Planet II

Professor Steve Simpson

Thursday 25 January 2018


Steve Simpson explains how he has pioneered new ways of listening to the ocean and of interacting with fish (including the use of underwater puppetry), to understand whole soundscapes and to unlock the language of fish. He also discusses his engagement with key marine industries, which aims to reduce and manage human noise pollution in […]

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