#PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November

At Senate House, home to the ‘Ministry of Information’ during WWII and inspiration for Orwell’s 1984, we launch the Being Human festival with a day of activities that will inspire debate over our shared future as ‘digital humans’. Based at the Being Human festival hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, this day of… Continue reading #PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November

The ancient Greeks and the importance of education

In this guest post Eleanor Dickey FBA, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading, reflects on the lessons that the education systems of Ancient Greece might hold for modern democracies. These ideas will inform Experiencing Ancient Education: a day of activities based around a recreated ancient classroom at the University of Reading on 19… Continue reading The ancient Greeks and the importance of education

Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

In this guest post Dr Elaine Canning, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University offers a special insight into ‘Rediscovering Dylan’: a programme of events curated specially for Being Human 2014 which celebrate the life and works of Swansea’s most famous son, Dylan Thomas. Dylan Fever ‘To begin at the beginning… Continue reading Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

Let them remember cake?

In this blog, Dr Sara Pennell of the University of Roehampton explores the links between taste and memory, and how humans build memories around food. During the Being Human festival Dr Pennell is taking part in Memory Banquet, a series of events about food and memory – centring on a communal meal incorporating different registers of… Continue reading Let them remember cake?