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How to get more information about a talk

Many talks are open to the general public. We do ask that those that aren’t open to the general public say so (i.e. that they say something like ‘Only open to members of the Department of Penguinology’. If you aren’t sure whether a talk is open to the general public, then ask the talk or list organiser, as they will be able to answer your question. Note that the team can take up to a week to answer email, and we also won’t know whether a particular talk is open to the general public, so please mail the talk organiser, not the team.

Please note: in order to see the email addresses of list and talk organisers, you will need to be logged in. If you do not have an account already, you can create one by clicking the ‘No account’ link on the left.

If you want to contact someone about a specific list, contact the list’s organisers. They are shown at the bottom of the list’s page on

If you want to contact someone about a specific talk, look at that talk’s page and contact the organiser of that talk. Failing that, contact an organiser of the series that the talk is in.

Please direct any enquiries concerning individual talks to the organisers of the appropriate talk or seminar series, rather than contacting the helpdesk. If you click on their name when looking at at talk or list, you’ll be taken to a page containing their contact details.

If you have any enquiries about a talk venue, please contact the organiser. You may also find the University Map useful – try the Index Search on that page.

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