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The Gates Distinguished Lecture Series is an ongoing series of talks organised by the Gates Scholars’ Society.

The aim of the series is to provide a varied and engaging array of talks in order to spark interest and interdisciplinary discussion throughout the Cambridge community.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on the Gates Scholars’ Society, visit: http://gatesscholar.org/life/scholars-council.asp

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Lindsay Chura; nathan.benaich. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

0 upcoming talks and 38 talks in the archive.

Director-General of the BBC

UserMark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC.

HouseQueens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockWednesday 04 May 2011, 18:30-20:00

Sir Richard Dearlove

UserSir Richard Dearlove.

HouseQueens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockWednesday 27 April 2011, 18:30-20:00

The Beauty of Data Visualization

UserDavid McCandless.

HouseSir Humphrey Cripps Auditorium - Magdalene College.

ClockTuesday 08 March 2011, 18:30-20:00

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency

UserMargareta Wahlstrom, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.

HouseQueens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockWednesday 16 February 2011, 18:30-20:00

London 2012 Olympic Games

UserDenis Oswald, Chairman of the IOC's London 2012 Olympic Commission.

HouseJudge Business School, LT2.

ClockFriday 19 November 2010, 18:30-20:00

Don't Look Now: Representations of Violence in Media

UserAnthony Lane, Film Critic, The New Yorker magazine.

HouseBateman Auditorium , Gonville and Caius College.

ClockWednesday 10 November 2010, 18:30-20:00

Entrepreneurship Revealed: Building Game Changing Businesses

UserNiklas Zennström, Co-founder of Skype.

HouseCambridge Union Society Debating Chamber.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2010, 18:00-19:30

NATO in the 21st Century

UserAdmiral James Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) / Commander, US European Command.

HouseTBC.

ClockMonday 31 May 2010, 18:30-20:00

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must-and How We Can-Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

UserProfessor Paul Collier, Fmr Director of Development Research at the World Bank and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford.

HouseQueens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockTuesday 11 May 2010, 18:30-20:00

Cloning, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: The World After Dolly

UserProfessor Sir Ian Wilmut, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

HouseCambridge Union Society.

ClockTuesday 04 May 2010, 18:00-19:30

Science - facts and frictions

UserDr. Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature and Nature Publications.

HouseQueens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockWednesday 28 April 2010, 18:30-20:00

Lessons from the Obama Campaign: Making the Obama Digital Model Work in Politics and Beyond

UserJoe Rospars, New Media Director for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign.

HouseCambridge Union Society Debating Chamber.

ClockMonday 08 March 2010, 18:30-20:00

The Cyberknife

UserMark Brenner, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology, Cyberknife Center.

HouseMill Lane Lecture Theatre 9.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2009, 18:00-19:00

Cambridge - Treasure Island in the Fens

UserNicholas Chrimes.

HouseGates Room, University Centre.

ClockMonday 23 November 2009, 18:30-19:30

Gates Coffeehouse Webinar: Breaking into Politics

UserFour young Europeans and Americans engaged in politics; see website for more info.

HouseOnline webinar; see website to register..

ClockSaturday 21 November 2009, 17:00-18:30

Gates Internal Symposium: Social Science and the Scientific Method

UserVarious student speakers; see website for more information.

HouseLocation and time TBA.

ClockSunday 08 November 2009, 16:30-18:30

Invisible Children: THE RESCUE

UserCameron Barbour.

HouseGates Scholars Common Room, University Centre.

ClockTuesday 20 October 2009, 18:30-19:30

Just listen they're scared: The application of hostage negotiation in everyday life.

UserRichard Mullender, Former member of the Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit, Scotland Yard.

HouseLecture Theatre 9, Mill Lane.

ClockTuesday 13 October 2009, 17:30-18:30

A 21st Century View of National Security

UserSir Richard Dearlove, Master of Pembroke College and former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

HouseBoys Smith Room, Fisher Building at St. John's College.

ClockWednesday 29 April 2009, 18:00-20:00

Vaccine Development in the Year 2100

UserDr. James P. Nataro, University of Maryland..

HouseRiley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Clare College.

ClockMonday 02 March 2009, 18:00-19:15

Lent Internal Symposium 2009

Recording of the lecture is available from: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pb400/GatesInternalSeminar.mp3

UserJoshua R. Cook, Will Smiley, Oleksandr Poplavskyy, Joseph C. Bonneau, University of Cambridge.

HouseGates Common Room, Cambridge.

ClockSunday 01 March 2009, 16:00-18:00

Cambridge and the Environment

Recording of the lecture is available from: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pb400/ViceChancellorRichards.mp3

UserProfessor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

HouseHicks Room, University Centre.

ClockTuesday 17 February 2009, 17:00-19:00

Whether a creation-based religion can be consistent with science and evolution

Recording of the lecture is available from: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pb400/RabbiWeinreb.mp3

UserDr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, the executive vice president of the Orthodox.

HouseUnion Debating Chamber at 9a Bridge Street.

ClockMonday 02 February 2009, 19:00-20:00

Containment and Democratic Cosmopolitanism

Wine reception from 5:30 to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome.

UserProfessor Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

HouseDirac Room, Fisher Building, St. John's College http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/cms_misc/media/large_images/drawn_map.gif.

ClockThursday 05 June 2008, 17:30-19:00

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

This talk is open to everyone. Wine reception from 5:30 to 6 pm before the talk.

UserRobyn Scott, Author of "Twenty Chickens for a Saddle".

HouseGates Scholars Common Room, University Centre on Mill Lane.

ClockWednesday 07 May 2008, 17:30-19:00

Regulating Global Capitalism

UserProfessor Peter Nolan, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management and Chair of the University of Cambridge's Development Studies Committee, Director of the Chinese Big Business Programme (CBBP) at the Judge Business School.

HouseGates Scholars' Common Room, University Centre.

ClockWednesday 12 March 2008, 18:30-20:00

Why do humans share food?

Wine reception from 5:30 to 6 pm before the lecture at 6 pm. This talk is open to the general public.

UserProfessor Martin Jones, George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science at Cambridge University.

HouseOCR, Trinity College.

ClockTuesday 19 February 2008, 17:30-19:00

Early-Modern Iberian Empires and the Scientific Revolution

There will be a wine reception at 5:30 pm before the lecture begins at 6 pm.

UserPROFESSOR JORGE CANIZARES-ESGUERRA (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin—Author of ‘How to Write the History of the New World: History, Epistemology, and Identities in the 18th C. Atlantic World’).

HouseThe Old Library, Emmanuel College.

ClockTuesday 11 December 2007, 17:30-19:00

Neuroethical Issues in Cognitive Enhancement and Neuroimaging

There will be a wine reception at 5:30 pm before the lecture begins at 6 pm.

UserPROFESSOR BARBARA SAHAKIAN, FMEDSCI (Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University).

HouseQueen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockTuesday 27 November 2007, 17:30-19:00

The Global Conservation Crisis

A wine reception will follow the talk. Offered in collaboration with The City Seminar at CRASSH.

UserMr. Anthony Tung, author of 'Preserving the World's Great Cities: the Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis'.

HouseQueen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.

ClockTuesday 30 October 2007, 17:30-19:00

Global Warming

UserProfessor Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and Author of 'The Skeptical Environmentalist’, ‘How to Spend $50B to Make the World a Better Place’, and ‘Cool It’.

HouseGates Scholars' Combination Room, University Centre.

ClockWednesday 03 October 2007, 15:00-16:30

The Visual and the Visceral: Pornography and Sanctity, Modern and Medieval

UserDr William Burgwinkle, Reader in Medieval French and Occitan Literature, Fellow of King's College.

HouseSir Humphrey Cripps Auditorium - Magdalene College.

ClockWednesday 07 March 2007, 18:00-19:00

Web 2.0

UserDr Philip Evans, senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group. Boston, USA.

HouseOCR, Trinity College.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2007, 18:00-19:00

Managing China's Rise

UserSir Christopher Hum, KCMG, Master of Gonville and Caius College.

HouseBenson Hall, Magdalene College.

ClockWednesday 07 February 2007, 18:00-19:00

To Boldly Go. My Life in Physics.

To reserve a place email GatesHawking@gmail.com

UserProfessor Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.

HouseThe Arthur Goodhart Lecture Theatre (LG19), Faculty of Law.

ClockWednesday 24 January 2007, 18:00-19:00

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