Colourscape Festival

Avril Anderson and David Sutton Anderson, who together teach a class called Music in London for the LUP, will have some of their compositions featured at the Colourscape Festival this weekend.

The programme features Middle Eastern belly dancing to specially composed scores by Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson, as well as work by other members of their Sounds Positive group: improvisation by Alan Tomlinson, electro acoustic music and recently commissioned works from Susie Self, Michael Bonaventure, Simon Desorgher and Graham Ross.

For further information, including ticketing information, see www.colourscape.org.uk

(Photo by Ben Cadet, used under Creative Commons, with thanks.)

Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011.

Book cover reading 'Bible / Gordon CampbellThe launch this year of Professor Gordon Campbell’s new book, Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011 (Oxford University Press), coincides with the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This major study explores the complex factors that gave rise to the Authorised Version in 1611 and tracks its reception history and the controversies surrounding later revisions.

On the 16th November Professor Campbell will come to the London Centre to speak on this topic as part of his international lecturing tour during this 400th anniversary year.

University of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend; please email london@nd.edu to book your place, with ’Campbell lecture’ in the subject line.

Symposium : Academics Stand Against Poverty: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

On October 17th, the London Centre will be hosting a symposium on: “Academics Stand Against Poverty: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?”

This symposium will explore the question of whether, and if so how, academics should attempt to make direct public interventions on such issues as global poverty.

The focus of discussion will be a new intervention initiative launched in the UK, US, India and elsewhere by Professor Thomas Pogge of Yale University. The effort, ‘Academics Stand Against Poverty‘, seeks to leverage academic expertise in contributing to real-time poverty alleviation. An exemplar is Professor Pogge’s own Health Impact Fund, aimed at providing monetary incentives for pharmaceutical firms to address diseases afflicting mainly those in the Global South.

Respondents include some of the UK’s most prominent moral philosophers and development specialists. They will explore possibilities for expanding academic impact and intervention on global poverty, as well as the challenges that an effort such as Academics Stand Against Poverty is likely to face.

Speakers will include: Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University; Baroness Professor Onora O’Neill, Cambridge University; Professor Leif Wenar, King’s College London and Roger Riddell, former International Director for Christian Aid.

Chair and event contact: Luis Cabrera, Reader in Political Theory, University of Birmingham. a.l.cabrera@bham.ac.uk

Event Sponsors:
University of Notre Dame London Centre
University of Birmingham

Additional Sponsors: Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), University of Bergen; Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Australian Research Council

Attendance must be arranged in advance – bookings can be made through the ASAP website.