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University of Edinburgh: Andrew Erskine – Roman Power, Greek Reaction

Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled “Roman power, Greek reaction”. Abstract At the beginning of second century BC, Rome announced that it had brought freedom to the Greeks. By the end of the century the Greeks were effectively the subjects of Rome. This lecture explores the Greek reaction to these …

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University of Edinburgh: Jim Al-Khalili | Alan Turing: Legacy of a Code Breaker

From cryptanalysis and the cracking of the German Enigma Code during the Second World War to his work on artificial intelligence, Alan Turing was without doubt one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. An extraordinarily gifted mathematician, he is rightly regarded as the father of computer science having set in place the formal …

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Aubrey Manning: Scotland’s Place in Earth’s History

Aubrey Manning is Emeritus Professor of Natural History at the University. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading authorities on animal behaviour. Professor Manning tells the story of life in Scotland and how it is inextricably linked to the history of Earth itself. His lecture begins when the plate tectonics of our dynamic …

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