George Levine : Astor Visiting Lectureship at the University of Oxford

George Levine (Emeritus Professor, Rutgers University) is one of the world’s leading figures in the field of science, literature and culture. His books include Darwin and the Novelists (1988), Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-enchantment of the World (2006), Realism, Ethics, and Secularism: Essays in Victorian Literature and Science (2008), and Darwin the Writer (2011). During his visit to Oxford he will be giving the following talks:

29 April  Lecture on  ‘Science and Religion from Herschel to Gould’

5.30  Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College.  There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.

1 May  'Crossing Boundaries: the challenges of working across science and humanities'.  TORCH seminar.  Panellists:  George Levine;  Sunetra Gupta (novelist and Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Oxford); Michael Whitworth (English Faculty, Oxford).  Chair, Sally Shuttleworth (English Faculty, Oxford).

1-2.30 TORCH seminar room, Radcliffe Humanities Building. Lunch will be available in the adjacent room from 12.30.

7 May Lecture: ‘Victorian finance and death: Money in Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend

5.00  English Faculty, St Cross Building, Lecture Theatre 2  There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.

9 May Seminar ‘Paradox: the Art of the Scientific Naturalists’

2-3.30 Seminar room A, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road.  Joint Literature and Science  and  History of Science seminar.

All events are open to all.