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The Phoenix Society is a forum to broaden knowledge and discussion and to unite the three common rooms of Churchill College. It revives the Socratic Society, which thrived in Churchill from the 1960s to the early 1980s bringing, eminent scientists, academics, writers and politicians to the college.

Since it’s rebirth in 2003, the society’s speakers have included Joseph Nye, Howard Jacobson, Kishan Rana, Sir John Boyd, Marvin Kalb, Jerry and Sis Levin, Prof. Sir David Wallace and Prof. George Steiner. Subjects have ranged from terrorism, Creativity in the Arts and Sciences, the peace process in Northern Ireland, the U.S. elections, peacekeeping in the Middle East, the Social and Legal Implications of Biometric Technologies, Women in Science, and Professor Steiner’s inaugural talk “Why Read?”

Membership in the society is open to all members of Churchill College — fellows, staff, students and alumni.

The society committee is always on the look out for interesting speakers so if you know of any or would like to give a talk yourself then please get in touch by mailing the committee.

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0 upcoming talks and 13 talks in the archive.

'The Art of the Impossible: All Christian History in One Book (or six hours of TV)'

UserProf. Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockWednesday 09 February 2011, 18:00-19:30

Science & Freedom of Speech

UserSimon Singh.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 25 February 2010, 18:00-19:30

Visualising Uncertainty

UserDavid Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory).

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 04 February 2010, 18:00-19:30

"Climate Change After Copenhagen"

UserNigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 14 January 2010, 18:00-19:30

Building the Corpus Clock

UserDr John C Taylor.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 05 November 2009, 18:00-19:00

“The Road to Afghanistan”

UserMajor General Jamie Balfour.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 29 October 2009, 18:00-19:00

Rethinking Churchill and the Second World War

UserSir Max Hastings, Author.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockThursday 15 October 2009, 18:00-19:00

Geoff Travis: Life in the Music Industry

UserGeoff Travis - Founder, Rough Trade Records.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockFriday 06 February 2009, 18:00-19:00

The Friendship of Religion and Science

UserRevd Dr John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS.

HouseFellows Dining Room [TBC], Churchill College.

ClockThursday 22 January 2009, 18:00-19:00

Working with Winston Churchill

UserLady Williams of Elvel.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 01 December 2008, 18:00-19:00

Development for the Future of the Middle East... Through Football

Tonight

UserYamam Nabeel, FC Unity.

HouseFellows Dining Room, Churchill College.

ClockFriday 21 November 2008, 17:30-19:00

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