Two-day conference | Deciphering the Uncertain: Sociological & Epistemological Aspects of Divination in Early Text Cultures | 24th - 25th June | China Centre, Canterbury Road
Conceived as an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of divination in early text cultures, the conference will feature contributions of both leading scholars in the field and young researchers.
Our confirmed key-note speakers will be Matthias Hayek (Paris Diderot), Bernhard Maier (Tübingen), Robert Parker (Oxford), William F. Ryan (Warburg Institute), Federico Santangelo (Newcastle), and Kenneth G. Zysk (København).
The participants will deal with issues related to ancient religion, philosophy and anthropology in a broad cross-cultural perspective. So please come along and join us for this exciting event.
For the full program and further information regarding the conference, please refer to the website and the Facebook event pages below. Please register here.
'Should Blood Donation be a Civic Duty?' | 12.30 | Seminar Room 3, St Anne's College
Speaker: Pol Cuadros (Visiting Scholar at St Anne's College, and Lecturer in the Philosophy of Law and the University of Lleida)
Further information: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/should-blood-donation-be-civic-duty
Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures | 'Walking on water: from biolocomotion to quantum foundations' | 17.00 - 18.00 | Mathematical Institute
Speaker: John Bush, Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at MIT specialising in fluid dynamics.
In this lecture John Bush will present seemingly disparate research topics which are in fact united by a common theme and underlaid by a common mathematical framework.
First there is the ingenuity of the natural world where living creatures use surface tension to support themselves on the water surface and propel themselves along it. Then there is a system discovered by Yves Couder only fifteen years ago, in which a small droplet bounces along the surface of a vibrating liquid bath, guided or 'piloted’ by its own wave field. Its ability to reproduce many features previously thought to be exclusive to quantum systems has launched the field of hydrodynamic quantum analogs, and motivated a critical revisitation of the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.