Oriel Talks: Mysteries

  • Oriel Square
15 February, 2016

The second 'Oriel Talks', on the theme of 'Mysteries' takes place on Tuesday 23rd February at 5.30pm in the Harris Lecture Theatre.

Mysteries are defined as something that cannot be explained or comprehended. Any action, affair, or event so obscure or concealed as to arouse suspense, curiosity, or fear is a mystery. In this series of short talks, we’ll venture from the mysteries of BBC’s Sherlock, to those in the wider universe and then to our keynote speaker discussing mysteries in the early modern archives.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:
5.30 pm — Welcome
5.35 pm — Ben Schaper (MCR) — It’s just a magic trick – self reflexivity in BBC’s Sherlock
5.55 pm — Luke Jew (MCR) — Unravelling the Mysteries of the Early Universe 
6.15 pm — Key Note: Erin Maglaque (SCR) — Mysteries in the Early Modern Archives 
7.00 pm — Close 
7.15 pm — High Table Style Dinner in Hall followed by 2nd desserts hosted by the MCR

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.