Best of Bristol Lecturers
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Best of Bristol 2020
- Prof Fred Manby, Quantum mechanics: by the people, for the people
- Dr Keir Williams, Disability, Innovation, and Cultures: Lovely Cats Made of Care Bears' Leggings
- Dr Julie Dickson, My top 5 favourite 'bits' of veterinary anatomy
- Dr Hermes Gadelha, The great sperm race: how maths is changing our understanding of fertility
- Prof Andy Radford, Changing the song of the sea
- Dr Nadia Aghtaie, The intangibility and invisibility of liberty crimes in private and public spheres
- Dr Michael Malay, Radical Hope?
Best of Bristol 2019
- Dr Alix Dietzel, How Just is the Global Response to Climate Change?
- Dr Jamie Lawson, Over the rainbow: a brief (social) history of queer resistance
- Dr Mark Schenk, Folding the Future: How Origami is Transforming Engineering
- Tricha Passes, Café Cosmopolitanism in a Pre Starbucks Age: Paris Internationalism pre WW1
- Dr Thomas Jordan, Can Mathematics Improve Your Baking?
- Prof Emma Robinson, Are drugs of abuse the solution to treating depression?
- Dr Gervas Huxley, Alexander Hamilton and the development of the American single market
- Prof Chris Willmore, What is a Sustainable Future?
- Dr Bex Lyons, Medieval Romance: Unexpected Journeys and Meetings
- Dr David Bernhard, Security Online: Defence Against the Dark Arts
Best of Bristol 2017
- Dr Steven Proud, The demise of the lecture?
- Dr Jan Wozniak, Shakespeare? You can forget about it mate
- Prof Walther Schwarzacher, How does ice form? (It’s cooler than you think)
- Dr Gareth Griffith, Out of the Echo Chamber: Listening to the voices of the past
- Dr Torsten Michel, Monsters, Maniacs, or ordinary people? Explaining perpetrator behaviour in cases of mass violence
- Dr Duncan Boa and Dr Chris Snider, Design: the universal language of the world
- Dr Tristan Cogan, How are we still alive?
- Dr Rachel Cowie, Don't kiss and tell: the secrets of oral disease
- Dr Mary Benton, Hot and dangerous: the tropical history of Bristol
Best of Bristol 2016
- Prof Keith Stanton, Reforming Banking Culture
- Dr Nicolas Wu, God Doesn't Play Dice with the Digital World
- Dr Jonathan Floyd, Who Gets all the Pies and Jobs, and Houses, etc.
- Prof Mike Kendall & Dr Dimitris Karamitros, Earthquakes - a Triggered Debate Between Engineering and Geology
- Dr Lynne Walling, The Art and Beauty of Pure Mathematics
- Dr Stephen Cheeke, The Wonderful & Frightening World of W.B. Yeats
- Prof Havi Carel, Should I Fear my Death?
- Dr Nicola Taylor, How Liaison Psychiatry Can Change the World
- Prof Nigel Savery, Protect & Survive - DNA Repair and the Cancer Genome
Best of Bristol 2015
- Dr James Norman, How to change the world in three simple steps - a guide to extreme(ly creative) sustainability
- Dr Matthew Avison, Fighting antibiotic resistance: we're all in it together
- Dr Jakob Vinther & Professor Mike Benton, Knowing the impossible: the colour of dinosaurs
- Dr Ian Wei, The Idea of the University – the University in Crisis?
- Dr Pete Falconer, What makes a good film? Exploring film criticism and evaluation
- Dr Merle Patchett, Damaged Landscapes of the Anthropocene: the cost of living in the modern world
- Dr Lucy Berthoud, The best-selling show: Is there life on Mars?
- Dr Genevieve Liveley, A cyborg genealogy: science fiction in the classics
- Liz Gaze, Cadavers to computers: the changing face of Medical Anatomy teaching
- Andrew Grist, Veterinary Public Health and your Sunday Roast - the role of vets in the production of safe meat
- Dr Debbie Watson, Product design and research with children: supporting children in care
Best of Bristol 2013
- Prof Alan Champneys, Linearity breeds contempt
- Dr Emma Hornby, Inside the music of Hildegard von Bingen
- Dr Matthew Avison, No more drugs for Superbugs - the end of the antibiotic age?
- Dr Tilo Burghardt, Pixels, patterns, phenotypes - computers for fingerprinting life
- Dr Edmund Cannon, What is new in the pension 'crisis' and can economics help?
Best of Bristol 2012
- Dr Fred Manby, Quantum chemistry, or why we don't fall through the floor
- Prof. John Hannay, Buckling, bores (tidal), and bows (rain) - some physics of sudden change
- Prof Andy Levy, Medical Innovation and the Philosopher's stone - why you don't have to get old
- Gervas Huxley, The balance between teaching and research
- Prof Jutta Weldes, "Dressing up and Queening it": Queen Elizabeth II, Dress, and British Public Diplomacy
- Prof Graeme Henderson, Drugs of abuse - what do they do to the brain?
Best of Bristol 2011
- Prof James Ladyman, Philosophy - Why Bother?
- Prof Ronald Hutton, The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Gods, Witches and Stonehenge
- Dr Seiriol Morgan, What A Dead Existentialist Probably Thought About How Not To Live
- Gervas Huxley, The Robbins Report Revisited
- Prof Nick Lieven, Aircraft, oil and cigarettes: will it all end in disaster?
- Dr Stephen James, Literature and Repetition
- Dr Emma Hornby, Silence Is More Eloquent Than Words: Exploring The Space Between The Notes In Gregorian Chant (With live examples from the Bristol Uni Music Department Schola Cantorum)
- Prof Julian Rivers, Bad Laws and Hard Cases: from war criminals to wage slaves