Past Rewley House Research Seminars

Details of previous research seminars at the Department can be found below.

The Department now offers a new series of lectures open for everyone to attend. The Rewley House Lecture Series invites speakers to explore a topic relating to one or more of our interdisciplinary research groups. Seminars are free and open to everyone. 

Liberalism

This was the final installment in the RHRS series, exploring the concept of liberalism, and its challenges, in contemporary society.

Desire

On Friday 9 February 2018 we held the first seminar of the academic year.

Form

This seminar will focus on perceptions of the world around us from an architectural, literary and artistic perspective.

Solidarity

‘Solidarity’ is a word imbued with political and social overtones. Our speakers discuss how it has influenced their work.

Hope

What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances.

Progress

The systematic change impact is explored with insights from the University's Transport Studies Unit academics and the ancient history field.

Normality

Our speakers consider how the idea of normality impacts on changing perception and decision-making.

Impact

Three speakers examine what impact means in different scenarios, both for academics themselves and the public at large.

Fear

Our speakers explore fear through their research into historical religious practices and politics.

Movement

In this seminar our speakers consider the theme from architectural, historical and sociological perspectives.

Chaos

Our speakers consider the theme of 'Chaos' from historical, governance and design perspectives.

Danger

Our speakers consider the theme of 'Danger' from historical, medical, and literary perspectives.

Truth

Four speakers examine the nature of truth as it relates to their research.

Future

Our speakers addressed the concept of 'Future', and its relationship with their research.

Decay

The speakers consider the ways in which learning, language, cultures and cities decay.

Patterns

Speakers from the fields of finance, mathematics and urban studies share their experiences of patterns in their research

Gender

Exploring the ways in which research methodologies and experiences intersect with the concept and impact of gender.

Ethics

Ethical decisions, and often dilemma, lie at the heart of all research methodologies and practice.

Revolution

This seminar examined the many ways revolution impacts on research.

Risk

In this seminar, the notion of 'risk' is explored across multiple disciplines as the basis for ideas and challenges for new research.