Monthly Archives: July 2014

An Evening With Wynton Marsalis

Thinking back as far as possible, I can just about scratch together the details of the first concert my parents took me to as a young child. In Birmingham’s Symphony Hall at some point towards the end of the ‘90s, sandwiched between my mother and father, my little sister and I waited in the dark […]

Experiments and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conference

On June 6-7th, the Ertegun House hosted “Experiments and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conference.” The conference explored connections among various empirical and theoretical approaches to ethics. Speakers represented a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds: anthropology, cognitive science, economics, philosophy, practical ethics, psychology, neuroscience and religion. The conference began on Friday night with presentations from Regina Rini […]

Romanian Film Series

Trinity Term saw a series of six weekly film screenings with the arresting title of A Bank Robbery to Remember. Political Violence and Cinematic Imagination in Romania and Beyond, expertly presented and introduced by Dr Adina Brădeanu of the Taylor Institution Library, Oxford and DocWest (Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film, University of Westminster). In […]