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The society aims to create a forum for lectures and discussion on a topic chosen each term. The name was chosen because the focus is on thinking together and not in one particular discipline or interest.

Each term a topic or question shall be chosen and speakers from the humanities and the sciences speak on this subject to provoke interdisciplinary dialogue.

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Thinking Society: How is understanding possible?

Possibilities and limitations of understanding

UserDr Michael Nedo, Director of The Wittgenstein Archive.

HouseRushmore Room, St Catharine’s College.

ClockMonday 05 May 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: How is understanding possible?

Understanding in ancient and modern Number Theory

UserProfessor John Coates, Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics.

HouseRushmore Room, St Catharine’s College.

ClockWednesday 30 April 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

Student Papers and Grand Discussion

Is our university a place of free thinking?

UserMishko Hansen, Karin Doolan, Antoine Panaïoti.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockMonday 10 March 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

Are academics intellectuals?: a reading of Edward Said

Is our university a place of free thinking?

UserDr. Priyamvada Gopal (Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies, University of Cambridge).

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockThursday 06 March 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

Socrates and the invention of philosophical conversation

Is our university a place of free thinking?

UserProfessor Malcolm Schofield (Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge).

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockMonday 03 March 2008, 17:30-18:30

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

The thought of poetry and its institutional discontents

Is our university a place of free thinking?

UserDr Drew Milne (Lecturer in Drama and Poetry, University of Cambridge).

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockThursday 28 February 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

Freedom, Technology and Terror

Is our university a place of free thinking?

UserProfessor Ross Anderson (Security Engineering).

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockWednesday 27 February 2008, 18:00-19:00

Thinking Society: Is our university a place of free thinking?

What use is a college education?

Is our university still a place for free thinking?

UserDr Don MacDonald.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockTuesday 26 February 2008, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: The Place of the Intellectual

Grand Discussion

The Place of the Intellectual

UserCristina Devecchi, Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockWednesday 16 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

Thinking Society: The Place of the Intellectual

Plato and Aristotle on why an intellectual life is even better than a moral one

The Place of the Intellectual

UserProfessor David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockTuesday 15 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

Thinking Society: The Place of the Intellectual

Intellectuals, oil, and violence

The Place of the Intellectual

UserDr Alexander Etkind, Lecturer of Slavonic and Russian Studies.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockMonday 07 May 2007, 17:00-19:00

Thinking Society: The Place of the Intellectual

A scientific approach to the nature of ethics

The Place of the Intellectual

UserProfessor Robert Hinde, Emeritus Professor of Zoology.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockThursday 03 May 2007, 19:30-20:30

Thinking Society: What is Life?

Student Papers and Grand Discussion

What is Life?

UserGaurav Jaggi, Colin Higgins, Kevin Channon - Discussion.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2007, 17:00-19:00

Thinking Society: What is Life?

What is Music? What is Life? and other unanswerable questions

What is Life?

UserDr Nikolaus Bacht, Research Fellow in the Faculty of Music.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockTuesday 13 March 2007, 17:00-18:30

Thinking Society: What is Life?

Self-discipline as a way of life: Why would anyone eat only fruits and vegatables?

What is Life?

UserProfessor Matthew Kramer, Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockFriday 09 March 2007, 17:00-18:30

Thinking Society: What is Life?

Biological Reductionism: Does it describe life or Life?

What is Life?

UserDr David Summers, Head of Genetics Department.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockThursday 08 March 2007, 19:30-21:00

Thinking Society: What is Life?

Incorporating Life into Philosophy: Dilthey, Bergson and Heidegger

What is Life?

UserDr Melissa Lane, Senior Lecturer in History.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ’s College.

ClockTuesday 06 March 2007, 19:30-21:00

Thinking Society: General and Particular

Student papers and Grand Discussion

Website: www.srcf.ucam.org/think

UserDr Aldo Faisal, Rodrigo de Sousa, Alex Shannon.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockTuesday 28 November 2006, 19:30-21:00

Thinking Society: General and Particular

The death of theorising?

Website: www.srcf.ucam.org/think

UserSir Patrick Bateson, Professor of Ethology, University of Cambridge.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockThursday 23 November 2006, 19:00-20:30

Thinking Society: General and Particular

Varieties of theory in modern America

Website: www.srcf.ucam.org/think

UserDr Joel Isaac, Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies, University of Cambridge.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockTuesday 21 November 2006, 19:30-21:00

Thinking Society: General and Particular

Process or cultural relativism in prehistory?

Website: www.srcf.ucam.org/think

UserDr Simon Stoddart, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Cambridge.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockTuesday 14 November 2006, 19:00-20:30

Thinking Society: General and Particular

Is history science?

Website: www.srcf.ucam.org/think

UserProfessor Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.

HouseLloyd Room, Christ's College.

ClockMonday 06 November 2006, 18:30-20:00

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