Sidney Greats

Sidney's seminar series examining great thinkers and works returns.

The Sidney Greats series was launched in January 2012 by Fellows in English Clive Wilmer and Dr Edward Wilson-Lee.  The seminars are designed to give the whole College community the chance to learn more about great books and ideas. 

There are four seminars this term, each one to be introduced by an academic specially chosen for their ability to communicate ideas to a non-specialist audience:

  • Tuesday, 16 October - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prof. Robin Kirkpatrick, Robinson College
  • Tuesday, 30 October - The Qur'an, Philip Wood, Sidney Sussex College
  • Thursday, 15 November - Keynesian Economics, Max Beber, Senior Tutor, Sidney Sussex College
  • Thursday, 29 November - Giotto, Prof. Paul Binski, Gonville and Caius College

Due to popular demand these are ticketed events, and are not open to the general public.  A final group of tickets for each seminar will be made available to graduate and undergraduate freshers on Wednesday, 2 October.  The seminars will also be recorded for later release online. 

You can listen to our first set of seminars, which featured talks on Dante, Darwin, Homer, Newton and the Bible, by following the link to the Video & Audio section of the University website.