Grand Challenges Lecture Series 2016/17

The theme of Grand Challenges is at the heart of the Institute’s programme and is the shared core of our new consortial degrees; Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.

The lectures offer a distinctive range of interdisciplinary perspectives on pressing societal questions and are open to all: undergraduates, postgraduates, all staff members and the wider Keele community.

Staff Profile 90x90   Dr Deirdre McKay - Plastisphere: The interdisciplinary challenge to transform the social life of plastic 02 November 2016 6.30 - 7.30pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image, White shirt 90x90   Jonathon Porritt - Timeframe dilemmas: Why today’s sustainability narrative isn’t working 30 November 2016 5.00 - 6.00pm Keele Hall - Ballroom The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image 90x90   Professor Sue Hartley - Pests, pathogens and unpredictable rainfall: Global challenges for sustainable food production 25 January 2017 6.30 - 7.30pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image - v2, 90x90   Professor Alison Phipps - 'Dying into Dance': Taking refuge, talking refuge and the limits of hospitality 08 February 2017 1.00 - 2.00pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image 90x90   Professor Steve Hinchliffe - Pathological Lives: On the cosmopolitics of losing self-assurance 01 March 2017 1.00 - 2.00pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image 90x90   Professor Richard Collier - Asking the Law’s ‘Man Question’: Men, Masculinities and the Legal Professions 22 March 2017 6.30 - 7.30pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image 90x90   Carl Gombrich - Interpreting the liberal arts and sciences tradition: The greatest challenge of all? 26 April 2017 6.30 - 7.30pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Profile Image 90x90   Professor Sally Wheeler - Global Business and the Challenge of Human Rights 10 May 2017 6.30 - 7.30pm Keele Hall - The Salvin Room The latest in a series of 'Grand Challenges' lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.