Cabot Institute/IAS Autumn Workshop on 'Futures' 3: Adam Piette - Uranium and its futures

14 December 2012, 1.00 PM - 14 December 2012, 1.00 PM

Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies, First Floor, Royal Fort House

Speaker: Professor Adam Piette, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield

This session the IAS in collaboration with the Cabot Institute is hosting a new workshop reflecting on the future – how the future has been constructed at different periods and within different cultures, how contradictory futures coexist within a culture’s imaginary, how the futures may be used, whether as a means of oppression or a form of critique.

In the final meeting of the term, Adam Piette, who has written on the Cold War and its imagined post-nuclear future will speak about the meanings of uranium – its radiating decay, its promise of limitless, clean energy and its threat of global destruction.

There will be coffee and tea provided, but please feel free to bring your lunch.

All welcome, please let Philippa Bayley ( know if you wish to attend.

Other workshops in this series are at the following times:

This event finishes at 2.30 pm.

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