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EVENTS

We have a variety of external speakers come in and give talks. These talks are completely free of charge, so please do come along! In addition, we have members of EA Durham lead talks and workshops on various topics and skills.

 

We ask attendees to register so we have an idea of the numbers expected. We often offer free vegan pizza after the talk!

No upcoming events at the moment

Past Events

  • Lucas Moore, 'Doing Good Better: How research is reshaping the charitable sector'
    Lucas Moore, 'Doing Good Better: How research is reshaping the charitable sector'
    Mon, 11 Mar
    Room TBC, Teaching & Learning Centre
    11 Mar 2024, 17:30
    Room TBC, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    As Global Coordinator at Giving What We Can (GWWC), Lucas will discuss why we need better charity oversight and evaluation if we care about helping others as much as possible.
  • Neel Nanda, 'Introduction to Mechanistic Interpretability'
    Neel Nanda, 'Introduction to Mechanistic Interpretability'
    Fri, 23 Feb
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre
    23 Feb 2024, 19:00
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Join Neel to learn more about key works and open problems in the reverse-engineering of neural networks to understand what algorithms and structure they have learned.
  • Michael Eddleston, 'Preventing Death from Pesticide Self-Poisoning'
    Michael Eddleston, 'Preventing Death from Pesticide Self-Poisoning'
    Thu, 15 Feb
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre
    15 Feb 2024, 19:00
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Come along to hear from the director of the Centre for the Pesticide Suicide Prevention (Edinburgh University) discuss their research and policy initiative, with the talk focussing on efforts in Sri Lanka.
  • Alex Greer, 'Why You Should Care About Biosecurity'
    Alex Greer, 'Why You Should Care About Biosecurity'
    Tue, 06 Feb
    PCL048, Law School, Palatine Centre
    06 Feb 2024, 19:00
    PCL048, Law School, Palatine Centre, Palatine Centre, Stockton Rd, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
    Hear from our former Co-President and current Chemistry PhD student discuss pandemics, COVID and technology.
  • Samuel Dupret, 'Taking Subjective Wellbeing Seriously'
    Samuel Dupret, 'Taking Subjective Wellbeing Seriously'
    Wed, 31 Jan
    TLC113, Teaching & Learning Centre
    31 Jan 2024, 19:00
    TLC113, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Join this talk given by a research analyst from Happier Lives Institute.
  • Mon, 15 Jan
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre
    15 Jan 2024, 19:00
    TLC101, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Come along to hear from Alex Vellins, one of our co-presidents, who will be talking about what effective altruism is all about, and how you can get involved.
  • Edie Bowles, 'Using the Law to Help Animals'
    Edie Bowles, 'Using the Law to Help Animals'
    Thu, 30 Nov
    TLC116, Teaching & Learning Centre
    30 Nov 2023, 19:00
    TLC116, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Attend this talk to hear from a solicitor who directs Advocates for Animals, the UK’s first law firm dedicated to animal protection law.
  • Rory Greig, 'Scalable Human Feedback for Safe and Capable AI'
    Rory Greig, 'Scalable Human Feedback for Safe and Capable AI'
    Thu, 23 Nov
    PCL054, Palatine Centre
    23 Nov 2023, 19:00
    PCL054, Palatine Centre, Stockton Rd, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
    Come to this talk to hear from Durham graduate and Google DeepMind research engineer, Rory Greig, discuss this topic in AI safety.
  • Ben Williamson, 'Maternal and Reproductive Health in Ghana'
    Ben Williamson, 'Maternal and Reproductive Health in Ghana'
    Thu, 16 Nov
    TLC106, Teaching & Learning Centre
    16 Nov 2023, 19:00
    TLC106, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Hear from the Director of Partnerships and Field Operations at the Maternal Health Initiative, a global health charity training healthcare workers in lower-income contexts on family planning counseling.
  • Dr Chris Cowie, 'How to defend longtermism and how not to'
    Dr Chris Cowie, 'How to defend longtermism and how not to'
    Thu, 09 Nov
    TLC116, Teaching & Learning Centre
    09 Nov 2023, 19:00
    TLC116, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Hear from Durham's own Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Philosophy to learn about the debate around longtermism.
  • Neel Nanda, 'Learning How to Learn'
    Neel Nanda, 'Learning How to Learn'
    Thu, 02 Nov
    Room TBC, Teaching & Learning Centre
    02 Nov 2023, 19:00
    Room TBC, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Join this workshop hosted by a study blogger to learn techniques, goals and experimenting for more effective learning.
  • Dr Chris Bryant, 'Social Science for Effective Animal Advocacy'
    Dr Chris Bryant, 'Social Science for Effective Animal Advocacy'
    Thu, 26 Oct
    TLC123, Teaching & Learning Centre
    26 Oct 2023, 19:00
    TLC123, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Join Dr Chris Bryant as he discusses key themes as part of his work as Director at Bryant Research Ltd.
  • John Williams, 'Militarised AI and the ever decreasing circles of responsibility'
    John Williams, 'Militarised AI and the ever decreasing circles of responsibility'
    Wed, 18 Oct
    TLC123, Teaching & Learning Centre
    18 Oct 2023, 19:00
    TLC123, Teaching & Learning Centre, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK
    Join Prof John Williams from the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University as he explores the implications of militarised AI in international relations.
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