Studium Generale op Noorderzon
Reprise
Boris Nikolai Konrad
Date: 
Wednesday 23 August 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Machinefabriek, Bloemstraat 38, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 7,50 / € 5,- SG-kortingspas / studenten

Can we improve our memory and how does that work? Boris Nikolai Konrad does not only research superior memory, he has one himself. The neuroscientist investigates the neuronal basis of memory training and is a multiple times memory World Record holder.

The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
Roman Krznaric
Date: 
Friday 19 May 2017 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€5,-/€2,50 for SG-card holders/free for students

The spirit of carpe diem has been hijacked by consumer culture. Cultural philosopher Roman Krznaric calls us to arms: the time has come to seize back the day. It is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history: carpe diem.

Griph-lecture
Jeff McMahan
Date: 
Thursday 18 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available for free

Most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war?

Freedom Lecture
Frank Furedi
Date: 
Monday 1 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
You can reserve a free ticket

What determines the impact of an act of terror is how society responds to it. The fear of terror can sometimes exact a greater cost to society than its impact. Too often an act of terror incite governments to curb our freedoms on the ground it is necessary to trade-off liberties for security.

The End of an Economic Era
Ann Pettifor
Date: 
Tuesday 4 April 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

Money makes the world go around; but what is it really? And where does it come from? The rich know how to become richer, but do the poor have inevitably to suffer as a result. Leading political economist Ann Pettifor shows us how wrong we are about this most misunderstood invention in history.

The End of an Economic Era
Bas van Bavel
Date: 
Monday 27 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

The general notion is that market economies are modern and promote economic growth and welfare. Economic historian Bas van Bavel uses historical research to show that market economies are not modern, but have existed at various times in the past. They rise, stagnate, and decline.

You Remember?
Julia Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are.

You Remember?
Double lecture by Douwe Draaisma and Marcel van den Hout
Date: 
Tuesday 14 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

In a double-lecture, Marcel van den Hout and Douwe Draaisma explain why remembering and forgetting sometimes are out of control, and what we can do about that.

What We Should Remember about Forgetting - Douwe Draaisma

The End of an Economic Era
Stephen Kinsella
Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Harmonie Building, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

Economies like the Netherlands and Ireland are experiencing faster than average growth in economic output and employment. Our governments have never been able to borrow as cheaply. There may be a temptation to feel like the 2007 crisis is far behind us, that the good times are here again.

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