Booking Open for Oriel Talks: Mirror Images

  • Oriel Talks: Mirror Images
25 May, 2017

You can now book your space for the final Oriel Talks of this academic year, which will discuss the theme of 'Mirror Images'.

Oriel Talks will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 30th May in the Harris Lecture Theatre and will feature speakers from the MCR and SCR.

Often, we find ourselves mirroring others' behaviour, thoughts, values and opinions. This replication of others' behaviours, beliefs and fundamental structure is often involuntary, but at times can be designed for. This edition of Oriel Talks will explore this process of mirroring from various angles, as the speakers set out to discuss what has, should or can be mirrored in their respective fields of research.

The event will kick off with MCR member Abdel Wahab Turkmani elaborating on what should be mirrored within artificial intelligence, followed by MCR member Nisha Mistry looking at what mirroring on the scale of chemical particles means and how symmetric metals can be designed. Finally, the keynote speaker will take the audience back in time to discuss how the desire to mirror the establishment in the church across the British Empire has shaped impressions of the church's role in society.

The timetable for the event is:

5.30 pm — Welcome and Introduction

5.35 pm — Abdel Wahab Turkmani (MCR): AI Safety: The Need to Mirror Human Values

5.55 pm — Nisha Misty (MCR): Metals and Mirrors

6.15 pm — Keynote: Robert Tobin (SCR): Mirroring Establishment: Authority and Activism in the American Episcopal Church

7.00 pm — Close

7.15 pm — Dinner in Hall

8.30 pm — 2nd Desserts in the MCR

If you would like to attend, please reserve a space online via the event booking form.