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Linacre College

Linacre College, Oxford provides a stimulating intellectual and social environment for post-graduate and research students from Britain and around the world.
Founded in 1962, the College's name commemorates an outstanding Renaissance figure, Thomas Linacre (c.1460-1524) who was a distinguished humanist, medical scientist and classicist whose accomplishments established him as one of the great scholars of his time. You can read more about him in the Thomas Linacre link to the side.
The College reflects Thomas Linacre's breadth of learning in its own multi-disciplinary purpose and ideals.
Linacre College has a thoroughly modern, international character. It was one of the first mixed Colleges in Oxford and has a single Common Room for all College Members. Its membership includes students from over fifty different countries.
Set in the delightful surroundings of parks and playing fields, Linacre is located adjacent to the University science area, within easy reach of all principal university departments and libraries, and only five minutes' walk from the centre of Oxford.

Series associated with Linacre College

Environmental Governance and Resilience
Societies in Transition
The Tanner Lectures
# Episode Title Description People Date
22 Foreign Policy and Human Values Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG, President of Hughes Hall Cambridge and three times Ambassador for the United Kingdom, delivers the 2023 Tanner lecture Laurie Bristow 01 Jun 2023
21 Emotion, AI, and Human Values Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D., FIEEE presents the 2022 Tanner Lecture. Rosalind W Picard 20 Jun 2022
20 A President for Dark Times: the Age of Reason Meets the Age of Trump An analysis of the phenomenon of Donald Trump’s presidency against the backdrop and contrast of the European Enlightenment’s influence on the Founders of the United States. Strobe Talbott 02 May 2019
19 Economics for the Human Race An argument that a deeper understanding of modern economics and its insights is essential for reclaiming that connection. Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo 10 May 2018
18 On the origin and nature of values One of the world's leading theorist in Cosmology, Professor Ellis delivers the 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values George Ellis 08 Jun 2017
17 Creative Commons The Value of Europe and European Values The Right Honourable Shirley Williams gave this, the 2016 Tanner Lecture on Human Values, just before the European Referendum where voters would be deciding whether to remain in the EU or Brexit. Shirley Williams 10 Jun 2016
16 From Moral Neutrality to Effective Altruism: The Changing Scope and Significance of Moral Philosophy . The third in the series of the Tanner Lectures which serve to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values Peter Singer 12 Jun 2015
15 Human Rights as Human Values Ms Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty and Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University delivers this lecture on Human Rights as part of the Tanner Lecture Series at the University Museum Oxford 15th May 2014 Shami Chakrabarti 18 Jun 2014
14 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Resilience and social-ecological systems Professor Carl Folke Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, gives the final talk in the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Carl Folke 17 Apr 2012
13 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Solutions for a Sustainable and Desirable Future Professor Robert Costanza, Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Robert Costanza 17 Apr 2012
12 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Governance, genomes, Gaia Professor Gísli Pálsson, Dept of Anthropology, University of Iceland, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Gísli Pálsson 17 Apr 2012
11 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Enframing and poiesis in environmental management Professor Andy Pickering, University of Exeter, gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Andy Pickering 17 Apr 2012
10 Creative Commons Environmental Governance and Resilience: Planning for ecological resilience on landscapes: the importance of the past to plan for the future Professor Kathy Willis, Director, Biodiversity Institute gives a talk for the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Kathy Willis 17 Apr 2012
9 Environmental Governance and Resilience: Social-ecological resilience: A framework for stewardship in an uncertain and rapidly changing world Professor Stuart Chapin Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks gives the first lecture in the Environmental Governance and Resilience series. Stuart Chapin 17 Apr 2012
8 Societies in Transition: Technology and Transition in the 21st Century Professor Rayner talks about society in the 21st century the impacts of science and technology, particularly cyber-technology and the Internet. He also asks how new technology will change society and what it means to be a person. Steve Rayner 24 Mar 2009
7 Societies in Transition: Industrial Transformation Professor Palmer looks at the Industrial Revolution and how it transformed societies. She also examines the idea that the Revolution is as important to civilization as the transition from hunter-gatherers to farming societies thousands of years ago. Marylyn Palmer 24 Mar 2009
6 Societies in Transition: The End of Roman Civilization Dr Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford) examines the Roman-made ecological disasters and examines how far the environmental pollution contributed to the fall of Rome and why this matters in today's world. Bryan Ward-Perkins 24 Mar 2009
5 Societies in Transition: Becoming Roman in Britain Lecture on Britain under Roman rule and the incorporation of Britain into the Roman world. Professor Gosden also talks about the significance of our environment, the outside, material world, and how it influences historical events in ancient history. Chris Gosden 24 Mar 2009
4 Societies in Transition: Volcanogenic Origins of the Classical World A lecture on the origins of the classical world: from the growth of Minoan Crete during the Bronze Age, 2000 BCE, where a possible volcanic eruption on Santorini led to the destruction of Minoan Crete and a catalyst to the creation of the Classical world. Stuart Manning 24 Mar 2009
3 Societies in Transition: Early Metallurgy Around the World Professor David Killick (Dept. Anthropology, University of Arizona) talks about the invention of metallurgy and the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and what the social roles of emerging metallurgy were in societies throughout the world. David Killick 24 Mar 2009
2 Societies in Transition: Farming in Island Southeast Asia Professor Graeme Barker talks about the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to farming societies in the Stone Age in South East Asian Islands. He discusses the various reasons why this transition took place and the advantages it brought to people. Graeme Barker 24 Mar 2009
1 Societies in Transition: The Neanderthal-Modern Human Transition Professor Chris Stringer, Research Leader in the Paleontology department at the Natural History Museum, discusses skeletal, DNA and behavioural evidence that sheds light on the transition between neanderthals and modern humans. Chris Stringer 24 Mar 2009