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January 2017

Extreme Weather – Darwin Lecture Series

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The talk "Extreme Weather" is held by Dr Emily Shuckburgh who is a climate scientist and deputy head of the Polar Oceans Team at the British Antarctic Survey, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. Follow this link for more information. The Darwin Lecture Series is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer this year. The Darwin College Lectures take place on Fridays during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are…

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Extreme Events and How to Live with Them – Darwin Lecture Series

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The talk on "Extreme Events and How to Live with Them" is held by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He will talk about how distributions that are dominated by extremes and tail events require a completely different way of thinking and provide a classification and show where conventional statistical tools fail, such as the conventional law of large numbers. He will show how robust statistics is not robust at all; how frequency-based forecasting fails and how past averages misrepresent future ones.…

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February 2017

Dealing with Extremism – Darwin Lecture Series

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The Talk "Dealing with Extremism" is held by Professor David Runciman, University of Cambridge. In his talk, he will cover how many extremist ideologies rely heavily on conspiracy theories to explain how the world works and where power lies. This lecture explores what our understanding of conspiracy theories – where they come from, how they work, who believes in them – can tell us about dealing with extremism. For more information please follow this link. The Darwin Lecture Series is co-convened by…

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