Science and the Humanities - Two Cultures or a Shared Enterprise?

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Are the Humanities and the Sciences fundamentally different? Or do they share roots, values, aspirations and a common, contemporary predicament?

The discussion will begin at 13:00, with a light lunch from 12:45.

Presenter:  Howard Hotson, Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, University of Oxford (Chair, Cultures of Knowledge network, TORCH)


  • Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Oxford
  • Mark Pagel, Professor and Head of the Bioinformatics Laboratory, University of Reading

Chair: Sally Shuttleworth, Professor of English, University of Oxford

Lunch will be provided.

This seminar is part of "Humanities and the Public Good", a special series of events bringing together leading scholars in the arts and sciences and influential figures beyond academia, to consider the role of the Humanities in addressing contemporary challenges. 


Humanities & the Public Good

Contact name: Jennifer Depold

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Audience: Open to all

Media: Science and the Humanities