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Inaugural Lancaster Ideas Festival

02/17/2006 11:54:50

Friday 17 March 2006

at the Leadership Centre, Management School

Admission free to all members of the university

: select your topics from the following list

Chairman: Mr Bryan M. Gray (Pro-Chancellor)

10.00 a.m. Introduction

10.10 a.m. Pitch in the brain (Christopher J. Plack - Psychology)

10.25 a.m. The role of the negative self in consumption (Margaret K. Hogg - Marketing)

10.40 a.m. End of life care – a global issue (David Clark – Institute for Health Research)

10.55 a.m. Coffee break

11.20 a.m. Our dynamic Sun and its influence on communication systems (Farideh Honary – Communications Systems)

11.35 a.m. Can gambling be healthy? (Corinne May-Chahal – Applied Social Science)

11.50 a.m. Accounting, business fundamentals and valuation (John O’Hanlon – Accounting and Finance)

12.05 p.m. ‘Magimix’: clean water by magnetism (Barbara Maher - Geography)

12.25 p.m. Close of morning session

1.45 p.m. Matters of life, death and law (Hazel Biggs - Law)

2.00 p.m. Trends in nanoscience and nanotechnlogy (Colin Lambert - Physics)

2.15 p.m. Innovative connections (Mary Rose – Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development)

2.30 p.m. Exact simulation of diffusions: finite representations of infinite dimensional randomness (Gareth Roberts – Mathematics and Statistics)

2.45 p.m. Tea

3.00 p.m. Playing spaces in Renaissance drama (Alison Findlay – English and Creative Writing)

3.15 p.m. Belowground communities as drivers of ecosystem process (Richard D. Bardgett – Biological Sciences)

3.30 p.m. Concluding remarks and departure