Tuesday Conversations

Every Tuesday 5.15pm-6.30pm in full term @Griffin Bar

'That's how people change their world. One conversation at a time...'

Informal roundtable conversations over drinks & snacks with fellow Changemakers: exchange ideas, meet like-minded folk, and build a community of Changemaking practice. Special guests - authors, medics, journalists, artists, CEOs, academics, activists - will be joining us on some Tuesdays throughout the year. It's a chance to hear from experienced changemakers, to meet them in a more intimate setting than a lecture or seminar, and to have opportunity for actual conversation...

All Homertonians are welcome (free, no booking required - just drop by). 

Lent

31 January  Prof Kamal Munir  Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University Community & Engagement) and Professor of Strategy and Policy at the University of Cambridge.

Kamal  has published several articles on issues ranging from organisational inequality to institutional change in leading organisational and management journals. He has also published in economics, history and policy journals. 

 

7 February  Pedro Gil  Architect, Founder + Director of Studio Gil Ltd

Pedro was appointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, a group of fifteen community and arts leaders tasked with influencing positive change in London’s public realm that truly reflects the city’s diverse constituency.

 

14 February Dr Sofia Singler  Junior Research Fellow in Architecture

Sofia's research interests lie in the history and theory of modern architecture, with particular focus on ecclesiastical architecture, Nordic modernism and Alvar Aalto.

 

21 February  Prof Alan Blackwell Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Alan is also Director of the Crucible network for research in interdisciplinary design and Co-Director of Research for the University of Cambridge Global Challenges Initiative. Crucible is a research network within and around the University of Cambridge. Its purpose is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration of technologists with researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

28 February Rosie Dawson BBC correspondent

As a journalist and documentary maker, with more than 25 years experience with the BBC, most of Rosie's time was spent with the Religion and Ethics department, where she won many industry awards for her work.

 

14 March Jerry Wu Head of Investment, Tus Park

Jerry’s career journey led him to venture capital from being a principal scientist. He brings 24+ years of experience in R&D and venture investment covering life science (digital health, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals) and deep technology (big data, machine learning and AI).

 

Michaelmas

18 October Professor Charlotte Sleigh Author, Academic, Historian of Science

'Charlotte Sleigh was one of those kids who could never make up their mind between science and the arts at school. Born in London and educated at Cambridge, she is now an honorary professor at UCL and writes mostly about science from the point of view of history, literature and the arts. Besides doing research and writing, she is also a freelance editor, teacher and speaker.'

 

25 October Dr Susi Hunt, NHS medic and founder of the pioneering Doctors-for-Doctors

Susi established frontline clinician support at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her work supports, promotes and defends the wellbeing of NHS clinicians, both medics and non-medics. It's pioneering, human-centric, psychologically astute, and essential. 

 

8 November Deborah Curtis, artist & Gavin Turk, artist 

Deborah is an artist, creative, activist and maker of imaginative educational experiences. She's recently founded The Great Imagining, a place for collaborative, public learning adventures on analogue & digital hybrid platforms, inspired & initiated by young people.

Gavin is an international artist known for his pioneering, bold forms- his Adrianne Unwrapped is installed outside Cambridge Train Station. You can find more on his work on instagram; and see his current exhibition at the Heong Gallery, an exhibition to coincide with the permanent installation of Adrianne Unwrapped in Cambridge.

 

22 November Dr Samara Linton, award-winning writer and multidisciplinary content producer.

Samara's work includes The Colour of Madness: Mental Health in Race and Technicolour (2022) and Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020). She previously worked as a medical doctor and has written for platforms including gal-dem, Metro, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is a University of Cambridge and University College London graduate.

 

Curated by Dr Robin Bunce & Dr Alison Wood

 

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