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SHDP Conference 2001: Virtual Universities

The growth in the use of the internet and related technologies for teaching and learning brought together a variety of distance and e-learning specialists from Europe, and the United States, working mainly in the fields of publishing and tertiary level education.

SHDP Conference 2002: “Copenhagen”: Science, War, and the Devil’s Pact

The conference explored the ethics of science, using as a focus Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen which was staged at the conference with Michael Frayn fielding questions. Mark Walker and Paul Lawrence Rose spoke directly to the German historical and biographical background of Heisenberg and Niels Bohr. Other speakers included Walter Gratzer, Lewis Wolpert, Henning Grunwald and […]

SHDP Debate 2003: The Anthropic Principle and the Multiverse

John Polkinghorne and Sir Martin Rees tackled the notion of the anthropic principle– the existence of numerical accidents in the Universe that were essential for the development of life. The speakers went on to draw contrasting conclusions from this circumstance, and explanations. John Polkinghorne insisted that principle indicated a prime mover or mind in the Universe, […]

SHDP Symposium 2004: Creativity and Depression

There has long been a notion that creativity and imagination are associated with forms of depression and even psychosis. This conference explored a wide-ranging approach to the topic, including literary, historical, and psychiatric perspectives.The discussion focused particularly on the way in which depression is reported in the media as well biographically and autobiographically.

Ethics and the Media in an Era of Complex Moral Challenge

A workshop for an exchange of views on media coverage of ethical and religious issues, and to discuss the launch of a forum for ethics in the public space called Ethicscope. A constituency of leading journalists, ethicists and representatives of different faiths discussed the access, fairness, balance and quality of ethical perspectives in print, radio, […]

The Irrelevance of Ethics. Lecture by Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre, author of After Virtue and some thirty books on ethics, gave a lecture sponsored by the Science & Human Dimension Project and Prospect magazine. The text of the article John Cornwell wrote for Prospect magazine’s October 2010 issue on the lecture and its background is available here.

Science – The Next Generation

Jesus College, Cambridge Cambridge

This conference was held in association with City University Journalism School and brought together a group of young scientists and experienced journalists to discuss the problems and constraints, the scope and potential, of careers in science journalism at a time of rapid media change and challenge. Each segment was introduced briefly by two seasoned practitioners: […]

Memory & Imagination in Humans & Machines

Jesus College, Cambridge Cambridge

DeepMind and SHDP Conference, Cambridge Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience in discussion with the humanities – philosophy, psychology and the arts. This conference was a collaboration of SHDP and DeepMind and was by invitation.

Cultural Tourism Salon – Berlin

Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

SHDP co-organised the workshops at this one-day conference with Visit Berlin and LCD, bringing together leaders from major European cultural institutions (curators, museum directors, artists, architects, town planners) and tourism organisations (city councils, hotels, travel groups, airlines, hospitality) to discuss trends and key questions around place making, cultural destinations, including planning, architecture, technology, and climate […]

How Technology is Changing Journalism – Media in the Post Truth Age

Frontline Club, London London

In this conference journalists, editors, technologists and researchers from a range of disciplines will discuss a number of vital questions, including how technology is changing the media the landscape, the role of the data journalist, new business models; the manipulation of the media and the public using technology, the use of technology in political campaigning, […]

Venice Biennale 17th International Architecture Exhibition – The Majlis

Venice Biennale Abbey and Gardens of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

SHDP is working with the Caravane Foundation to produce a series of symposia at the 2021 Venice Biennale – 17th International Architecture Exhibition. The Biennale’s theme is: How will we live together?