Departmental webinars to whet your appetite
Dive into different subjects in detail with webinars and recordings from Cambridge’s academic Departments and Faculties
Faculty of History
Thursday 16 July 2020, 3pm to 3.50pm BST
Professor Sir Chris Clark with a panel of key academics will examine how the history of slavery, conquest, empire and immigration are reflected in statues, street names and other memorials. How can the sometimes toxic legacies of the past be mastered? What are the consequences of succeeding or failing at this task? Join us as we discuss these questions in a historical context.
The webinar will begin at 3pm and finish at 3.50pm. Following presentations by the speakers, there will also be the opportunity to participate in a real-time Q&A session.
Faculty of Classics
Inaugural digital discussion on Sunday 26 July at 5pm BST.
Professor Mary Beard and Professor Simon Goldhill will look to the ancient world and answer the questions: how were statues debated then? Which caused trouble, and why? And what role does colour play in sculpture?
Following the discussion between the speakers, you can join the conversation through a real-time Q&A session.
The webinar will begin at 5pm and finish at 5.50pm. Following the discussion by the speakers, you can join the conversation through a real-time Q&A session.
Faculty of History
The Rising Tide - Thursday 30 July 2020
This webinar will showcase a landmark exhibition at the University Library, The Rising Tide.
The Rising Tide exhibition explored the presence and achievements of women at Cambridge, ranging across domestic and clerical staff, academics, Fellows' wives and students. Alumni will have the chance to explore the stories of women at Cambridge, share their own experiences, and pose questions to the curators, Drs Ben Griffin and Lucy Delap.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership - Advancing Leadership webinar series
Throughout 2020, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will be hosting a series of ‘Advancing Leadership’ webinars. Find out more about which sessions can cater to your development needs and interests.
Faculty of Law
Over the coming months, the Faculty of Law has organised a selection of webinars that are open to alumni, including the 'Criminal Justice in a Pandemic' series.
Previous webinars can be found on the Faculty's YouTube channel - including the recent 'Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Courts'
Listen - Youtube
Faculty of Economics - Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented arguably the most significant economic shock in over 100 years. Mitigating economic damage while protecting the health of citizens requires entirely new economic thinking. At the Faculty of Economics, our research continues to address these important global challenges. Organised by Dr Meredith Crowley, the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar presents a public lecture series for Cambridge Alumni.
Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)
The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) will be hosting an online series of Topical Talks, Virtual Open Days and a Bitesize Lecture Library. Learn something new, get your questions answered and discover what it’s like to be a student again at the University of Cambridge. Topical Talk speakers include Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith and award-winning author Sophie Hannah.
MPhil in Conservation Leadership - Department of Geography
Earlier this month, the Masters in Conservation Leadership alumni network held a ‘Conservation and Coronavirus: what happens next?’, which was chaired by Chris Sandbrook, with Bill Adams as a panellist (along Christina Hicks, Bram Buscher and EJ Milner-Gulland).
Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)
Department of Computer Science and Technology
The ninth annual Wheeler Lecture was given by Dr Sophie Wilson and took place online on Wednesday 20 May.
The 2020 lecture looked at the history of microprocessors, how we got to where we are now, and what constraints there are on the future. As predicted, there were laws, graphs and references to Star Wars...