TORCH Humanities and Science: In Conversation

Humanities and Science: In Conversation
TORCH Annual Headline Series 2015

michelangeloHow can musicians use concepts about randomness from physicists to enrich their compositions? How far is the image showing a patient’s brain scan an aesthetic choice made by the clinician? How can humanities scholars and policy makers help engineers to explore the potential social and cultural impact of their innovations?

This series of panel discussions will exploring how points of methodological conversions across disciplines can be used to address current research questions.


All seminars will take place from 13:00 – 14:00 (with lunch available from 12:45) at the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Road.

27 January | Mental Health (Speakers from: Psychiatry, Literature, Theology)
10 February | Randomness and Order (Physics, Music, Statistics & History)
24 February | Representing Science (English, Art, Neuroscience & History of Art)
9 March | Culture and Technology (Languages, Zoology, Engineering & Classics)

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