Ideas for Positive Change is a new series of short talks, presented by Durham University academics. Inspired by the success of New Ideas for the New Normal in 2020, a range of world-class researchers return to Durham Book Festival to explore how we might build a more positive future.
From new approaches to nature conservation to women in leadership and the rhetoric of inclusivity; from how we equip people to better assess scientific claims and research to putting lived experience at the heart of health research, these eight talks will encourage exciting new conversations from a variety of academic disciplines.
These accessible, ten-minute long videos will be released for free throughout the festival and will feature content from The Insititute of Medical Humanities, Dr Naomi Booth (English Studies), Dr Mariann Hardey (Business and Computing), Dr Simon P James (Philosophy), Professor Ehmke Pohl (Biosciences), Dr Anna Rowlands (Theology and Religion), Professor Janet Stewart (Modern Languages and Cultures) and Dr Peter Vickers (Philosophy).
Captions will be provided for these events.