Previous talks

... in 2022

list of talks

The following talks were held at the Centre in 2022 and videos are available:

15th of February 2022
Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing: Ancient wisdom through a modern lens
Dr Shamil Chandaria, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

1st of March 2022
From harmonics to enlightenment: Links between harmonics, nature, brain and consciousness
Dr Selen Atasoy, University of Oxford, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, UK

Trinity Term:

Week 1, Apr 26th
Logarithms of well-being: What information decomposition can show us about self and boundaries
Dr Fernando Rosas, Imperial College London and University of Sussex, UK

Week 2, May 3rd
Brain dynamics of encoding and recognising temporal sequences: Insight from music
Dr Leonardo Bonetti, University of Oxford, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, UK

Week 3, May 10th
Who’s Upside Down; Us or the Bats? Evoking Empathy with Animal Portraiture
Tim Flach, Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 4, May 17th
The Empathy Museum
Clare Patey, Empathy Museum, UK

Week 5, May 24th
Hidden Music: Sonic translations of Nature
Prof Milton Mermikides, University of Surrey & Royal College of Music London, UK. Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 6, May 31st
“The science of hedonia and eudaimonia: State-of-the-art”
Prof Morten L Kringelbach, University of Oxford, UK

Week 7, June 7th
“Post-traumatic stress disorder: The role of episodic memory”
Prof Yair Bar-Haim, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Week 8, June 14th
“Music in the brain”
Prof Peter Vuust, Center for Music in the brain, Aarhus University/Royal Academy of Music, Denmark

Week 8, June 17th
“Emergence and function of irreversibility in neural systems”
Dr Christopher Lynn, Centre for the Physics of Biological Function, Princeton University, USA

Week 9, June 21st
“The science of emergence: When many become one”
Dr Pedro Mediano, Imperial College

Michaelmas term

Week 1, October 11th
“The Bayesian Brain and Meditation: A predictive processing account of radical changes in the character of phenomenal experience”
Dr Shamil Chandaria, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, Linacre College, University of Oxford

Week 2, October 18th
“Music for improving sleep and well-being: Interdisciplinary perspectives”
Prof Kira Vibe Jespersen, Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Week 3, October 25th
“Empathy, connection and the power of listening: Listening volunteer for the Samaritans”
Mark Haddon

Week 4, November 1st
“Emergence of Consciousness and Becoming a Person”
Prof Hugo Lagercrantz, Karolinska Institut, Sweden

Week 5, November 8th
“Much ado about noise: Delusions and the brain”
Prof Predrag Petrovic, Karolinska Institut, Sweden

Week 6, November 15th
“Understanding the exploration of human suffering”
Prof Suzanne Oosterwijk, University of Amsterdam, Holland

Week 7, November 22nd
“Unfolding boredom and discovering origami”
Dr Lizzie Burns, Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 8, November 29th
“Becoming a good ancestor: The search for Human Flourishing”
Dr Roman Krznaric, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK