One of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 410 undergraduate and 235 graduate students. It was the wish of our founders in 1870 to extend access to the University more widely, and the College has a continuing commitment to inclusiveness. The College prides itself on the academic achievements of its students, and aims to offer a supportive environment in which learning can flourish. Keble is a vibrant community whose students excel not only academically, but also in music, drama, and sport.
The Avian Genome Explosion
The ASC Trinity Term Lecture delivered by Professor Tom Gilbert, exploring the analysis of bird genomes and evolution. Prof Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen) and colleagues have recently solved several major problems regarding bird evolution through analysing the genomes of over 48 bird species. Their work has been published in a significant series of papers in Science and other journals which together are considered the most comprehensive genome study of any major branch of the tree of life. Their results have provided new insights into other research areas including associations between gene activity patterns in the brain during birdsong and human speech and the explosion in bird diversity after the disappearance of the dinosaurs between 67-50 million years ago.
An Audience with Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre
The acclaimed director, Rufus Norris, has just taken over as Artistic Director of the National Theatre – a role that is widely regarded as the biggest job in British theatre. Here he is in discussion with Robin Geffen.
Party Games: Coalitions in British Politics
Professor Angus Hawkins gives a talk about the history of coalitions in British politics as well as the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.
Oralising Early Modern Italian Literature
How and how far did orality play a part in the circulation of literature in early modern Italy? A lecture by Professor Brian Richardson. The literary culture of the period can be seen, in the terms of Walter Ong, as ‘residually oral’, since many kinds of compositions were diffused through the voice, in speech or song, as well as, or rather than, in writing. This paper will consider which kinds of texts might be performed, the occasions on which they were performed in public or in private, the professionals or amateurs who performed them, how and in which varieties of languages they were performed, using evidence from contemporary accounts and from the texts themselves. It will also suggest possible answers to the more difficult question of what the perceived benefits of performance might have been for the performer and the audience.
Under Eastern Eyes: The Raj in Modern Indian Memory
Dr. Misra, Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College, gives a talk on The Raj in Modern Indian Memory.
Boxing Clever, or Just Boxed In?: Developing Metal Complexes for Biological Imaging
Professor Stephen Faulkner, Tutorial Fellow at Keble College, delivers the Richardson Lecture, entitled "Boxing Clever, or Just Boxed In? Developing Metal Complexes for Biological Imaging“.