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Kyoto Prize at Oxford 2018

Posted: 2018/05/01 | Author: UOJO


Photo courtesy of the Inamori Foundation

The Kyoto Prize at Oxford will take place this year on 8 – 9 May 2018 in the Blavatnik School of Government.

The three 2017 Kyoto Prize laureates will all be in Oxford at this time to give public lectures and to participate in a number of other events to celebrate their achievements, and to honour Kyoto Prize founder Kazuo Inamori’s philosophy. Dr Inamori believed that people have no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humankind and society, and that the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between scientific development and the enrichment of the human spirit.

The programme for this year’s Kyoto Prize at Oxford lectures is as below. All lectures are being live streamed and therefore you can still enjoy them even if you are not able to travel to Oxford at that time.

9:30 – 11:15
“Adventures across disciplines: studying biophysics, and observing the shaping of policies” by Dr Graham Farquhar

11:45 – 13:15
“My fifty years with the transistor” by Dr Takashi Mimura

15:00 – 17:00
“How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet” by Dr Richard Taruskin with a performance by the Villiers Quartet and Jeremy Young, piano

To register for any of these lectures or to find out more about the events this year, please look at the Kyoto Prize at Oxford website.

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