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A Pembroke College society for the discussion of everything.

From global warming to fairy tales and gender politics to genetics, Pembroke Papers is an informal forum for the discussion of ideas from all disciplines.

Meetings are held fortnightly. Room details will be stated with each talk advertisement.

All members of the university are welcome. If you would like any more information or would like to give a talk, contact Sofia Hewson (sar80@cam.ac.uk).

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Mark Nelson; Sofia. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

0 upcoming talks and 81 talks in the archive.

Lord Chris Smith: Public Policy and Arts and Culture

UserLord Chris Smith .

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockThursday 03 March 2016, 18:30-19:15

Women Talk Sex: Intimate Interviews and Unexpected Answers

UserWendy Jones .

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockSaturday 27 February 2016, 18:30-19:15

What Makes a Thing Famous?

UserDr. Robert Anderson.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 24 February 2015, 17:30-18:30

Iraq after ISIS

UserRenad Mansour.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 16 February 2015, 17:30-18:30

Fitzbillies is Dead! Long Live Fitzbillies!

UserAlison Wright and Tim Hayward, proprietors of Fitzbillies.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 19 January 2015, 17:30-18:30

Peter Pedalled: a Pembroke postgrad cycles around the world!

UserPeter Dudfield.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 11 November 2014, 17:30-18:30

Lethal Safety? Fukushima, Fear and the Nuclear Puzzle

UserMalcolm Grimston, Hon. Senior Research Fellow at Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 21 October 2014, 17:30-18:30

Math, Money, Politics, Corruption: A Conversation with Karel Janeček

UserKarel Janeček, Czech entrepreneur and philanthropist.

HouseNihon Room, Foundress Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 04 March 2014, 17:30-18:30

The Manuscript Selection Process at SCIENCE

UserDr Peter Stern, Senior Editor at Science Magazine.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockWednesday 22 January 2014, 17:30-18:30

Planning a Peaceful Global Revolution

UserTom Blees.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 14 October 2013, 17:15-18:15

'HUNTING FOR TED HUGHES'

UserDR MARK WORMALD, Director of Studies in English, Pembroke College.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 11 March 2013, 17:30-19:00

'Graphene and its implications for the Cambridge knowledge cluster'

UserDr Quentin Tannock, the founder of Cambridge IP (a well known Cambridge based intellectual property and technology strategy company).

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 05 March 2013, 17:30-19:00

From carpets and ethnography to asylum in the Caucasus

UserRobert Chenciner.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 22 May 2012, 19:00-20:00

From Alexander to Alfred - the Greats

UserProfessor Sir John Boardman FBA, Beazley Archive, Classics Centre, Oxford University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 15 May 2012, 19:30-20:30

Wittgenstein on the Psychology and Anthropology of Colour

UserProf. Martin Kusch, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockThursday 10 May 2012, 18:30-20:00

Event cancelled

UserDr. Emma Mawdsley.

HouseN/A.

ClockTuesday 08 May 2012, 19:30-20:30

Will China Rule the World (and should we be worried)?

UserSir Christopher Hum, Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

HouseNihon Room, Foundress Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 01 May 2012, 18:00-19:00

Robert Mugabe... what happened?

UserSimon Bright.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 12 March 2012, 18:00-20:00

The sustainability of past and present agricultural landscapes

UserDr. Charles French, Director of the McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 06 March 2012, 19:30-20:30

Title to be confirmed

UserProfessor Sylvia Huot, Department of French, Modern & Medieval Languages, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 28 February 2012, 19:30-20:30

Charles Darwin: a life in letters

UserDr. Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge University Library.

HouseNihon Room, Foundress Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 19:30-20:30

Title to be confirmed

UserProf. Brendan Simms, History of International Relations, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2012, 19:30-20:30

Is Nietzsche's On Truth and Lies In A Non-Moral Sense a Work of Fiction or a Work of Philosophy

UserSam Cane, Department of Philosophy, Durham University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 07 February 2012, 19:30-20:30

History in the schools: Past, present and Future

UserProf. Peter Mandler, Modern Cultural History, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 31 January 2012, 19:30-20:30

Unification in theoretical physics

UserDr. David Berman, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 24 January 2012, 19:30-20:30

Radical Dons and Student Revolutionaries: Cambridge and the Global Student Revolts, 1968-1974

Port will be served to toast the end of term...Note room change and unusual time

UserDr. David Fowler, Department of Sociology.

HouseGraduate Parlour (GP), Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2011, 20:30-21:30

Capitalism, the Anthropocene, and climate process?

Room changed

UserDr Barbara Bodenhorn, Newton Trust Lecturer, Social Anthropology, Cambridge University.

HouseGraduate Parlour (GP), Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 22 November 2011, 19:30-20:30

The History and impact of the Haber process

UserDr. Andrew N Holding, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 15 November 2011, 19:30-20:30

Arithmetic throughout history

UserProf. John Coates, Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics, Cambridge University.

HouseNihon Room, Foundress Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 08 November 2011, 18:00-19:00

Cuckoos and cheating

UserProf. Nick Davies FRS, Zoology, Cambridge University.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2011, 19:30-20:30

Where is the Problem of Evil going in contemporary thought?

UserRev'd Dr James Gardom, Dean and Chaplain of Pembroke College.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 25 October 2011, 19:30-20:30

Bread, beer and bugs: How biologists unravel the molecular machinery of life

UserDr. David Gordon, University of Cambridge.

HouseN7, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 11 October 2011, 19:30-20:30

'Teaching and Traditions in Meerkat Societies' by Dr Alex Thornton

UserDr. Alex Thornton, University of Cambridge.

HouseNihon Room, Foundess Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 08 February 2011, 19:00-20:00

'Our Troubles with Food, Fears, Fads and Fallacies'

UserDr. Stephen Halliday.

HouseNew Cellars, Foundess Court, Pembroke College.

ClockSaturday 29 January 2011, 19:00-20:00

Iced: Europe's Frigid Reception of the Tea Party

UserJonathan Bronitsky.

HouseNihon Room, Foundess Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 30 November 2010, 19:00-20:00

"High Learning Potential in the Criminal Justice System" by Laura McKoy

UserLaura McKoy, graduate of Pembroke College.

HouseNihon Room, Foundess Court, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 23 November 2010, 19:00-20:00

The jet engine: can air travel be sustainable? -

The upcoming Ivory Tower Society meeting will take place on Monday

User John Aveson - Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

HouseNihon Room, Foundess Court, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 01 November 2010, 20:00-21:00

'An Introduction to the Chinese Frontier' by Ross Anthony

UserRoss Anthony, University of Cambridge.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 26 October 2010, 19:00-20:00

Infinity

UserDr Ed Brambley (University of Cambridge).

HouseNew Cellars, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 18 October 2010, 19:00-20:00

What is life? A question Physics should ask?

UserMichelle Rigozzi is a Physics PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockTuesday 12 October 2010, 19:00-20:00

CONVERSAZIONE: An Historian and his Intellectual History

UserProf. Paul Kennedy (Yale) - FBA, CBE.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 31 May 2010, 17:00-18:30

Islam vs. Islamism: Is there a difference?

UserMaajid Nawaz.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 24 May 2010, 18:00-19:30

THE PRICE OF LIFE: How the development of new medicines is changing healthcare

UserProf. Ashok Venkitaraman, Pembroke College Cambridge.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 17 May 2010, 19:00-20:00

COUNTERFACTUALS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES

UserProf. Ned Lebow (Dartmouth, LSE, Pembroke Cambridge).

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockWednesday 12 May 2010, 17:00-18:00

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS: Demons or saviours?

UserDr. Vee Barbary, Monitor Group.

HouseRoom N7, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 10 May 2010, 18:00-19:00

THE EVIL EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: The 2008 financial crisis from a hedge fund manager's perspective

UserDr Ewan Kirk: CEO and Founder of Cantab Capital Partners.

HouseRoom N7, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 26 April 2010, 18:00-19:00

Counterfactuals in Social Science and the Humanities

UserProf. Ned Lebow, Dartmouth, LSE, Cambridge.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockWednesday 21 April 2010, 20:00-21:00

Darwinism and Religion

UserJohn Hawkins, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

HouseOuter Parlour, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 15 February 2010, 20:00-21:00

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Misconduct in academic publication: how big is the problem and how can researchers avoid it?

UserLiz Wager, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and author of Getting Research Published (Radcliffe Publishing).

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2010, 20:00-21:00

The Master's Talk

UserSir Richard Dearlove, KCMG OBE, Master of Pembroke College.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 01 February 2010, 20:00-21:00

On the global financial crises, macroeconomic slowdown and "exit strategies"

UserDr. Demosthenes Tambakis, Pembroke College.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 16 November 2009, 20:00-21:00

Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler

UserChristina Hardyment.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 09 November 2009, 20:00-21:00

Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Great Stink

UserDr. Stephen Halliday (Pembroke College).

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 02 November 2009, 20:00-21:00

Peter Brennan of Perdika Press

UserPeter Brennan.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 19 October 2009, 18:00-19:00

Tricks of the Mind: Visual Illusions

UserTom Murphy and Jaspinder Sagoo.

HouseNew Cellars, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 25 May 2009, 19:45-21:00

Studying the Beat Generation

UserJames Riley.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 18 May 2009, 19:45-21:00

Stem Cells and Repairing the Brain

UserProfessor Robin Franklin.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 11 May 2009, 19:45-21:00

Conversations on the Holy Land

UserJohannes Zang.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 04 May 2009, 19:45-21:00

The Physics of Airplane Noise

UserEd Brambley.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 02 March 2009, 19:45-21:00

The problems and prospects of Darwinising homosexuality

UserPieter Adriaens.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 16 February 2009, 19:45-21:00

A conversation on the Georgian political crisis

UserMark Mullen.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 09 February 2009, 19:45-21:00

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

UserAlison Weir.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 26 January 2009, 17:45-19:00

Influential Pictures and Images in the Development of Science

UserProfessor John Barrow FRS.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 19 January 2009, 19:45-21:00

Painting in 3D: Structural Colour in Nature

UserMichelle Rigozzi.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 17 November 2008, 19:45-21:00

Introduction to Catastrophe Theory with Applications to Biology and the Social Sciences

If you would like to attend this talk, please email David Gordon (dg336@cam.ac.uk) to reserve a place.

UserSir Christopher Zeeman, Oxford University.

HouseOld Library, Pembroke College.

ClockMonday 10 November 2008, 17:45-19:00

What Makes North Korea Tick?

UserJoshua Karton.

HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

ClockSunday 12 October 2008, 19:45-21:00

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