Michael Lumsden Memorial Lecture

Thursday 16th May 2013 (16:00-18:00)
Ben Curtis



Every year the Department of Philosophy hosts the prestigious Michael Lumsden Memorial Lecture.

The annual event is in memory of Michael Lumsden, who graduated in Philosophy at Nottingham in 1993 and died shortly thereafter. It is the most important lecture in the department’s calendar. The occasion is also used to present the year’s academic prizes, including the Jim Lees prize; a prize with a value of £900 awarded to the best overall second year student, helping with their third year studies.

This year we are privileged and delighted to welcome back Robert Black as our guest speaker. Robert taught at Nottingham for many years, and is widely regarded as one of the best lecturers (if not the best) the department has had. He is known for combining clarity and rigour with great wit. Aside from this, he is also widely regarded as being one of the most gifted philosophers in the world. During his career Robert published a number of seminal papers in metaphysics and logic, and continues to work in these areas today (indeed, he will be travelling back directly from a conference in France to join us for the event). The title of his lecture is 'Ontological promiscuity: how to have fun with abstracta'. Those who know Robert will know that this is an event not to be missed.

The lecture is aimed at current undergraduate students but should be accessible to all who attend, and all are welcome.

Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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