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12.15 – 1pm Lunch
1-1.10pm Welcome

IAS Director Professor Giorgio Riello

1.10-2.10pm ‘The Future of Interdisciplinary Research’ - Main lecture theatre

Chaired by Professor Stuart Croft, Provost, University of Warwick


Mr Peter Churchill, Joint Research Centre European Commission

Professor Sarah Churchwell, University of East Anglia

Professor Jane Elliott, Economic and Social Research Council

Professor Rick Rylance, Arts and Humanities Research Council

2.15-2.40pm Refreshment Break
2.40-3.20pm ‘Building Interdisciplinary Careers’ - Main lecture theatre

Introduction by Professor Giorgio Riello and Rachel Corke with case studies from:

Dr Rebecca Williams, University of Exeter

Dr Katrin Wehling-Giorgi, University of Durham

Dr Christabelle Peters, University of Warwick

3.20-3.45pm Refreshment Break
3.45-4.45pm ‘Interdisciplinarity in Practice’ - Lecture theatres 1 and 2

Strand 1: (Sciences) Dr Gemma-Louise Davies; Dr John Meadows; Dr James Sprittles; Dr Xiaowei Zhao

Strand 2: (Arts and Social Sciences) Dr Madeleine Fagan; Dr Tara Puri; Dr Jason Mast; Dr Zakia Shiraz

4.45-5.20pm Wine Reception and Project Exhibitions
5.20-6.30pm ‘The Mathematics of Randomness’ - Main lecture theatre

Chaired by Sir George Cox, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Warwick

The keynote lecture is given by Professor Martin Hairer (Regius Professor, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick and winner of the Fields Medal 2014).