Oriel Talks: Innovation and Intelligence

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7 June, 2016
Harris Lecture Theatre
College members

The final Oriel Talks of this academic year will take place on Tuesday 7th June and will be on the topic of 'Innovation and Intelligence'. Talks will begin at 5.30pm in the Harris Lecture Theatre. 

Talks and speakers:

"For the Want of Whereof this Nation Perishes”: John Milton on Education – Teresa Bejan (Oriel SCR)

This talk will focus on John Milton's 'On Education', and will place that work at the center of his political thought and a comprehensive written campaign for “true and substantial liberty” that began in 1641 and ended with the Restoration.

Designing Pleasure – Alejandro Salgado Montejo (Oriel MCR)

In this talk, Alejandro will look at some of the biological, behavioural, and cognitive aspects that are involved in our experience of pleasure and will provide some practical examples to demonstrate that pleasure stands at the centre of our survival.

Quantum Computing: the Good, the Bad and the (not so) Ugly – Vladimir Zamdzhiev (Oriel MCR)

In this talk Vladimir will provide a very basic overview of quantum computing and quantum information and how they can affect our lives. He will illustrate that quantum computers can solve certain computational problems in a faster way compared to classical computers.

Oriel Talks is an initiative by the Middle Common Room to promote the research interests of members across the College. With contributions from SCR, MCR & JCR members, and the whole College invited, the aim is to prompt wider academic debate amongst members. 

The event is free and is open to members of all common rooms and staff. The event will be followed by a cross common room dinner for those who attended the talks, along with Second Desserts hosted by the MCR. The dinner will be charged at the normal rate for SCR members. JCR and MCR members will pay the normal formal hall price for their high table dinner.

Places are limited and will be given on a first come - first served basis.

Booking for the event is now open via the MCR website.