Two Dueling Visions on the Future of Our Planet
Charles C. Mann
Date: 
Friday 28 September 2018 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

In forty years, Earth’s population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be?

Populaire cultuur
Stine Jensen, Diggy Dex e.v.a.
Date: 
Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Martinikerk, Martinikerkhof 3, Groningen
Tickets: 
€6,-/€3,- voor studenten en SG-kortingspashouders (incl. 1 consumptie)

In een tijd waarin kerken en moskeeën leeglopen zoeken mensen op heel andere manieren naar zingeving en een eigen levensbeschouwing. Biivoorbeeld via sport, popmuziek, films, televisieseries en sociale media.

How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution
Menno Schilthuizen
Date: 
Thursday 18 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Aletta Jacobshal, Blauwborgje 4, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

How do our manmade environments accelerate and change the evolution of the animals and plants around us? For example, Europe’s urban blackbirds sing at a higher pitch than their rural cousins and lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete.

Peter Gotzsche
Look up the Evidence Yourself
Peter Gøtzsche
Date: 
Monday 22 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

What is best thing to do when you’re feeling ill? In the time of internet and information overload, it is awfully difficult to tell who, or what to trust for medical advice. How does one know that a website, a medical specialist or a story in a magazine is trustworthy?

The Future of Social Security
Josep M.Coll, Francine Mestrum, Antti Jauhiainen
Date: 
Monday 29 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SG-card / students free

In times of rapid technological and economic change, novel policy ideas are required to meet new challenges – think about inequality, robotization and digitalization. One idea that recently gained much attention is the universal basic income (UBI).