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Looking Ahead
August 2016
Sunday
August 14
The Antikythera Mechanism: World's First Computer? | Preliminary Talk: Announcement of the Betty Fletcher Memorial Scholarship

Upcoming Lectures & Conferences

There are no conferences or lectures scheduled at this time.

Please see the Event Calendar for a full listing of lectures and events.

Sunday Series

The Antikythera Mechanism: World's First Computer?
Sunday August 14
The Antikythera Mechanism: World's First Computer? by Emeritus Professor Bill Caelli

Found in 1901 in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, this strange mechanism was described in a June 1959 article in Scientific American as "An Ancient Greek Computer", at least ... [Read more]

Preliminary talk: Announcement of the Betty Fletcher Memorial Scholarship by Mr Denis Brosnan

Previous Sunday Series Lectures

Mithridatums and Theriacs: Toxicology and Brand Recognition in the Roman World

'Mithridatum' - a prophylactic compound which protected its consumer from all poisons and venoms, named after its inventor, King Mithridates of Pontus. When Pompey discovered Mithridates' recipe it co ... [Read more]

Preliminary talk: The Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice of Public Lecture: Shakespeare's Romans

On Sunday June 5, the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry together with the Friends of Antiquity are hosting a public lecture and film screening on Shakespeare's Romans, forming part of the ... [Read more]

When is a Tyrant not a Tyrant? Mary Stocks' Hail Nero!

Mary Stocks' 1933 play, Hail Nero!: A Reinterpretation of History in Three Acts, offers a very different portrait of the emperor Nero from that of the ancient sources. He is not, Stocks posits, a tyra ... [Read more]

Preliminary talk: Megalithic Monuments of the Orkney Islands by Mr Jack Taylor

Please see the Event Calendar for a full listing of lectures and events.