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School of Advanced Study, Humanities Open Day, 10 June 2015, 1-5pm

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Join us for the School of Advanced Study Humanities Open Day, showcasing a vast array of resources including: postgraduate courses, research training, libraries, archives and digital tools. Ideal for undergraduates as well as early career researchers. Take part in tours of Senate House Library, network with our academics, alumni and other prospective students. Browse the usual open day stands, and enter the raffle to have a chance at winning a special prize.

Don't make a meal out of insects

Tuesday 5 May 2015
Anyone for beetle dip, ant tacos, cricket fried rice? No? That doesn't surprise researchers from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Their blunt advice to those worried about dwindling food supplies is simple. Don't make a meal of the insect ingredients - you'll just put people off. Instead, simply produce brilliant dishes that no one can resist and let the tastes do the talking.

JACOBSEN PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

Friday 1 May 2015
1. The J A B Jacobsen Prize of the value of £750 is awarded from funds donated to the University by Mr Jacobsen, who was concerned to propagate a better understanding of life as a universal concept, in the interests of minimising egocentricity, nationalism, and sectarianism. 2. Essays should have a title and may be on a topic in any area of Philosophy. A candidate may submit only one essay.

Lepore & Stone Authors Meet Critic, 19 May 2015

Thursday 30 April 2015
    19 May 2015, 13:30 - 18:00 The Court Room (First Floor), Senate House   Further details.   Confirmed Speakers: Stephen Neale (CUNY Graduate Centre / IP) John Collins (UEA) Ernie Lepore (Rutgers University)  Emma Borg (University of Reading) Barry Smith (IP) Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)    

CenSes Workshop: Sensation of Movement, 1 May 2015

Thursday 23 April 2015
CenSes Workshop: Sensation of Movement 01 May 2015, 10:00 - 18:00 Venue: Room G34 (Ground Floor), Senate House This is a one-day workshop organised by our collaborators at the University of Copenhagen, Mark Schram Christiansen and Thor Grünbaum.

Barry Smith on Descartes and Consciousness, BBC Radio 4

Thursday 23 April 2015
What does it mean to be? Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), has been unpicking the question, ‘What does it mean to be me?’ for one of the programmes in the BBC Radio 4 series, A history of ideas . In Descartes and Consciousness, he examines, with the help of his neuroscientist colleague, Professor Chris Frith, what provides us with the unique access to our inner lives that sustains our sense of self. Listen to 'What does it mean to be me'

Colin Blakemore at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

Thursday 9 April 2015
Colin Blakemore will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn , the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May. Bringing together world-leading scientists, musicians, philosophers and politicians including Roger Penrose, Natalie Bennett, Paul Krugman, Fiona Shaw, Mike Skinner, Polly Toynbee, Lianne La Havas, Tariq Ali, Lawrence Krauss, and John Searle for debates, talks and wild parties. This year’s programme examines the elements of reality that might soon turn out to be illusions.

Interpretive Practice: Language, Law, Science and the Arts, 16-17 June 2015

Wednesday 1 April 2015
This two-day conference brings together prominent researchers from several fields in which philosophical issues about the practices and conventions involved in interpretation have had a profound impact on subject matter—linguistics, law, cognitive science, archaeology, architecture, literature, and music. The conference is organised by Professor Stephen Neale and the Institute of Philosophy. Further details. Speakers:

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