Tuesday 4 June
Part of the UEA Forum Showcase Week: free UEA public lectures in The Curve – the downstairs lecture theatre at The Forum – take your pick and drop in, no need to book.
50 Years in the TARDIS? Doctor Who and the TV anniversary special
Dr Keith Johnston, School of Film, Television & Media Studies
How ‘natural’ is ‘natural’? Historical perspectives on Norfolk woods, heaths and commons
Professor Tom Williamson, School of History
What is climate engineering and could it, should it or would it ever be done?
Dr Nem Vaughan, School of Environmental Sciences
The limits and possibilities of weather and climate prediction
Professor David Stevens, School of Mathematics
The unreasonable usefulness of pure mathematics:
Algebra and Number Theory – what are they and what are they good for?
Professor Shaun Stevens, School of Mathematics
Norfolk to New Orleans: riding, reading and writing the Mississippi river
Dr Tom Ruys Smith, School of American Studies
King John, Magna Carta and the East Anglians
Professor Stephen Church, School of History
Careless people: Scott Fitzgerald and the invention of The Great Gatsby
Professor Sarah Churchwell, School of American Studies
Plus, upstairs in Fusion, a rolling slideshow of short films to celebrate the University of East Anglia’s 50th birthday this year.
Did you know? the Forum's somewhat confusing room names of Cube, Curve and Fusion were chosen because they each had a 'U' in them – to match the Forum logo.