Dr Maximiliaan van Woudenberg
College Professor of English and Communications, Faculty of Humanities at Sheridan Institute of Technology (SIT), Canada and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Visiting Scholar in the Department of German and Dutch.
A Stormy Night of Ghost Telling: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)
Meeting Room, Clare Hall
Dr Joel Peck
Research Associate Department of Genetics
How to Breed Better Politicians
This talk will present a mathematical model of British local politics. Statistical analysis of the model reveals that voters are unlikely to be able to use performance data to discern differences in the quality of the policies and operations of various political parties, even if these differences are real and substantial. The talk will then present a modified political system which would provide more reliable data that voters could use to make better choices. Finally, there will be some discussion about how the new political system might be tested experimentally.
The 1965 novel Stoner by John Williams
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