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09.01.2024 – 25.01.2024

January Lectures at Gresham College

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Start the new year by learning something new at Gresham College's January lectures.

After a day of work, expand your knowledge and explore new ideas at one of the four captivating lectures at Gresham College this month.

The AI Revolution in Cancer Imaging by Dr Richard Sidebottom

Date: 9 January, 6pm

Location: Barnard's Inn Hall

AI will be one of the most disruptive technologies, enabling safer, faster and more accurate healthcare. It will unlock smarter cancer imaging and new insights from medical scans that were indiscernible to the human eye. This lecture will demystify the AI technological revolution and explore “why now?” and how to ensure AI is deployed safely and meaningfully. It will discuss how AI deployed in radiology can empower healthcare professionals to provide compassionate and precision care for patients with cancer.

Ancient Greek Ideas of Justice

Date: 11 January, 6pm

Location: Barnard's Inn Hall

In the poetry of the Athenian lawgiver Solon, justice (dikē) was a boundary stone marking out terms that rich and poor alike could respect. Yet ancient Greek authors also recognised the danger that the powerful will simply exploit those less powerful, and that Greek societies enforced slavery. This lecture explores ancient Greek aspirations to justice - and how they fell short - as a call for recurrent interrogation of the terms governing power and vulnerability.

Capital Structure Theory Explained

Date: 22 January, 6pm

Location: Barnard's Inn Hall

Knowing what the investors demand enables the firm to plan its financing. What type of instrument should it use? Should it issue debt or equity? This lecture will introduce the concept of Capital Structure Theory which tells the manager how to reduce capital cost by a correctly chosen mixture of debt and equity. The composition of the mixture depends on how much tax the firm pays and how it can use its financing to reduce those taxes.

Satirical Cartoons: A History

Date: 25 January, 6pm

Location: Barnard's Inn Hall

How do cartoons and visual satire operate? This lecture will look at when humans first created art and at the dawn of satire. Examining the work of Swift, Hogarth, Gillray, David Low and Ronald Searle, this lecture by celebrated cartoonist Martin Rowson will also examine the role cartoons play in giving offence. Covering the Danish Cartoons scandal and the Charlie Hebdo massacre, this talk will also look at Martin Rowson's own cartoon output over the past 40 years.

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