Public Lecture Series 2017

This autumn we have the following public lectures available to book on to:

In search of giant pterosaurs: A world tour

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInaugural lecture by David Martill, Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Portsmouth

Pterosaurs were originally thought to have been small aquatic animals, and only thirty years later was it realised they could fly. Some evolved into giants as large as a Spitfire and the search for more remains of these enigmatic reptiles is challenging. In this talk Professor Martill takes you around the world in search of these fantastic fossils, from the Sahara Desert of North Africa to the jungles of Brazil and to the holiday beaches of the Isle of Wight.

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://inauguraldavidmartill2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Education and Learning as Transformation

Inaugural lecture by Sherria Hoskins, Professor in Psychology and Education, University of Portsmouth

In this talk, Professor Hoskins will explore her research and innovation work that aims to transform the way that learners and those that influence learners conceptualise capabilities and the nature of intelligence. She will focus specifically on whether we can influence those beliefs to enable learning to be transformational and ensure that education is a vehicle for social mobility and equality.

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://inauguralprofessorsherriahoskins.eventbrite.co.uk

Decision making with multiple conflicting objectives

Inaugural lecture by Dylan Jones, Professor of Operational Research, University of Portsmouth

Organisations and individuals need to make rational, justified decisions. Often multiple conflicting factors need to be taken into account in a scientific manner. This inaugural lecture presents an overview of modelling methods and examples of decision analysis from the presenter’s work in the fields of renewable energy and healthcare planning.

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://inauguralprofessordylanjones2017.eventbrite.co.uk

The Black Poppy Rose

A public lecture by Selena Carty, Founder of the BlackPoppyRose

The BlackPoppyRose was created in 2010, following the realisation that in a country that many African/Black/West Indian/Pacific Island people call home, the history that represents them has been displaced over the course of time. In this illustrated talk, Selena Carty will outline why it is so important to remember not only the soldiers, but also the peoples in these communities who contributed in any way for the war effort.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://blackpoppyrose2017portsmouth.eventbrite.co.uk

The Science of Science Fiction

A public lecture by Stefano Liberati, Professor of Astroparticle Physics, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

Using examples from the world of movies and literature, Professor Stefano Liberati examine how scientists explains science fiction mind boggling objects such as warp drives, wormholes, and time machines and time travel. Stefano has given a similar talk at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival http://www.sciencefictionfestival.org

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://stefanoliberatiportsmouth2017.eventbrite.co.uk

How to communicate with impact in the digital age

A public lecture by James Roscoe, Director of Communications in the Cabinet Office

James Roscoe is a senior Government communicator. Currently Director of Communications in the Cabinet Office he was previously Communications Secretary to The Queen and Press Officer to PMs Blair and Brown. He is also a Foreign Office diplomat and has been posted to the UN in New York, Basra in Iraq and Freetown Sierra Leone.

James will reflect on how to communicate with impact in a digital communications era, talking about examples from throughout his time in government. He will speak about how the Government Communications Service delivers professional communications and on the future for government communications.

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://jamesroscoeportsmouth2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Bureaucracy, Democracy and Equality

Inaugural lecture by Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies, University of Portsmouth

In an era of global uncertainty with changing political landscapes, the lecture examines the role of public bureaucracies in promoting equality, democracy and good governance. The lecture provides a research journey and critical perspective of public sector organisations and argues for the need to advance the research on representation and providing citizens with a voice in the co-governance of public services.

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://inauguralkarenjohnston2017.eventbrite.co.uk

From Population Control to Population Health: Global Challenges in Population and Health

Inaugural lecture by Saseedran Pallikadavath, Professor of Demography and Global Health, University of Portsmouth

Professor Pallikadavath will examine population control programmes from 1950 and its implications on fertility in low- and middle-income countries; how family planning programmes have changed, and the recent shift in focus to population health. Global challenges in population and health within the context of migration and non-communicable diseases will also be discussed. The lecture outlines future population and health research agendas and the role of Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population and Policy.

Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00 pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Park Building, Room 1.23, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Admission is free – please reserve your place on Eventbrite
https://inauguralsaseendranpallikadavath2017.eventbrite.co.uk

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