Freedom Lecture
Frank Furedi
Date: 
Monday 1 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
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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.

You Remember?
Charles Fernyhough
Date: 
Tuesday 28 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

Our memories define us, but they are also notoriously susceptible to distortion. In this talk, Charles Fernyhough will look at what the science of memory can tell us about this troublesome mental function. Why do we forget our early childhoods? How are our memories shaped by other people?

Mission to Mars - First Stop Antarctica
Floris van den Berg
Date: 
Monday 27 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. How can we prepare people for this journey?

Mission to Mars - First Stop Antarctica
Leonardo Surdo
Date: 
Monday 13 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. What challenges do we need to overcome to make a mission to Mars a reality?

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