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10th October 2016

Rector’s Seminar Series for Michaelmas Term 2016 announced

The programme of talks for the Rector’s Seminar Series has been announced for Michaelmas Term 2016.

All are welcome, including students, both undergraduates and graduates, and alumni – and members of the University from outside Exeter. Each seminar presentation is designed to launch a lively discussion on a subject of general interest. Seminars are held, usually on Wednesdays and Sundays, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter unless otherwise indicated. There is no need to book unless specifically requested below.

The programme is as follows:

Weds Oct 19     Professor Gordon McMullan (King’s College London) ‘Remembering and forgetting Shakespeare: 1916/2016/2116?’, 5.30 pm

Tues Oct 25        Mr Andrew Wolstenholme (Chief Executive, Crossrail), Title to be confirmed, 5.30 pm

Weds Nov 2      Nicolas Colin & Jean-Jacques Augier (Inspecteurs des Finances) ‘The Crisis in France, and (4th week)the (Im)Possibility of Reform’ (jointly organised by the Santander Seminars in Macroeconomics), 5.30 pm

Sun Nov 13        Professor Bo Rothstein (Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and Nuffield College), ‘Social Trust: What is is, What you get, How to get it’, 4.30 pm.

Weds Nov 16     Professor Kristin Forbes (Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England & Sloan School of Management, MIT), ‘Global Economic Challenges and Opportunities’, (jointly organised by the Santander Seminars in Macroeconomics), 5.30 pm

Sat Nov 26         Symposium on the Power of the Written Word, 10 am – 5 pm (contributors include Professor Adam Smyth [1990, Modern History], Ms Reeta Chakrabarti [1984, English & French)], Neil Blair [1986, Jurisprudence] and Tariq Ali [1963, PPE]), Saskatchewan Room

Sun Nov 27       Professor Christopher Rea (University of British Columbia), Presentation on two famous Chinese literary figures closely connected with Exeter College:  Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang, 4.30 pm

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