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Queen’s College Symposium: Panel Discussion


The second Queen’s College Symposium (QCS) event of this term will take place on Tuesday of Week 7, and will take the form of a panel discussion chaired by the Provost, Dr Claire Craig, on the topic 'The Uncertainty of Knowledge'. It will feature four speakers from the MCR and SCR who will discuss how the uncertainty of knowledge plays a role in their discipline. The discussion will then be open to questions from the panel, the chair and the audience. A specific topic whereby the uncertainty of knowledge takes a central role, such as in the coronavirus pandemic, may be discussed.

Our four panellists are:

  • Emma Felin (MCR, MSt English and American Studies) - Emma is a Master’s student in the Faculty of English, where she is researching twentieth-century women's poetry and contemporary cognitive science. Her dissertation title is 'Perception as Poiesis: Hope Mirrlees and Marianne Moore'.
  • Katerina Levinson (MCR, MSt Modern Languages)
  • Catharine Abell (SCR, Philosophy)
  • Jon Keating (SCR, Mathematics).

The event will last between 45-60 minutes and is open to all members of Queen's (JCR, MCR, SCR, staff and Old Members), with 20 in-person spaces available for the Shulman. We will also be live-streaming the event for those who can’t make it in person. Please register here, indicating any preference for an in-person space (these are first-come, first-served!):

This will be a fantastic event for discussion from people of a range of disciplines and one of the few in-person events that is taking part in College.