Can We Trust the News?

We live in an ‘Information Age’.  In a world which is rapidly changing and infinitley complex, where millions of pages of information are created every hour, how can we be ‘informed citizens’? News can be a useful tool which paints a dynamic picture … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for the conflict in Libya?

Recently, the situation in Libya has drawn the close attention of politicians around the world. While the people in Libya are suffering every day, there seems to be confusion whether, and which, organisations should intervene, as well as the approach … Continue reading

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Does the Internet Help People Power?

You may remember vividly how the power of the Internet was utilised in the 2008 U.S general election when Barack Obama became the first African American president. More recently we have also seen how social media has encouraged and informed … Continue reading

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Understanding China

China’s manufacturing strengths mean it has an increasing role in all of our lives. China’s influence continues to grow, from the daily goods we consume, to the recent rise of China as an economic super-power. In this short lecture from … Continue reading

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Should healthcare be based on evidence?

When talking about healthcare, we would surely expect it to be evidence-based? But, what does this term really mean and can health professionals be supported enough to stay up-to-date with the latest research in their area? Listeners to this talk may … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan on the challenges and opportunities in Africa

How do you perceive Africa? Is Africa poor and disease ridden or a continent rich in natural resources that has great economical potential? The former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, gives the first talk of the 700th Exeter College Anniversary … Continue reading

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