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Are you ready for a scary journey into the deepest fears of the human soul? Enjoy a last sip of beer and let's start! Please note that the event takes place on the first floor.
How to achieve a social life after death
Dr John Robb
People in all cultures would agree that death is a significant biological event, but in many cultures, the dead not only are expected to have a social life, they sometimes achieve this. How does our culture differ in the ways in which we look at the body and its properties, live or not?
Forensic archaeology and anthropology in a war zone: Justice or closure
Dr Corinne Duhig
Forensic archaeologists and anthropologists work with criminal investigation teams, either on national — usually single — cases or in disaster or war zones where victims can number in hundreds or thousands. I will describe what we do and discuss our role in genocide investigation: the challenges of intensely difficult conditions, and the difficult balance between the requirements of the judicial process and the needs of the bereaved.
A pint of lava and a packet of pumice, please
Professor Clive Oppenheimer
Ever wondered if you would be here if it weren’t for volcanoes? If not, then this diminutive talk is for you. I’ll cram in as much volcanology into ten or fifteen minutes as humanly possible. Why volcanoes matter; how your ancestors grew up in their shadow; where to take your next holiday; and how a super-eruption might ruin your day. No tuff questions left unanswered.