THA Symposium: Social Entrepreneurship
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|Booking Closing Date||Thursday, 6 September 12:00pm|
Message from the Trinity Hall Association
We are excited to announce that the THA Cambridge dinner will be preceded by the launch of the THA Symposium which has been designed to provide an insight in to the research life of the College today. A number of Trinity Hall graduate students will give short presentations on their work under a theme of ‘a quest for knowledge; a passion for change’. They will be joined by a panel of experts, drawn from the alumni and wider Cambridge community, who will open the discussion to the floor. Further details on speakers to follow.
The recent THA Award winners show that many Trinity Hall students want to apply their knowledge to solving problems, righting wrongs or driving social change. It is the case for graduates undertaking research too. This is not just about using science and technology to meet a market or societal need. Technology alone rarely delivers the desired result. Real problems have many facets; real solutions involve many disciplines. The impact of social media and the concerns about the emergence of artificial intelligence are topical examples. Trinity Hall has a distinct advantage over single-discipline institutions. Graduates in physics and engineering rub shoulders with medics, lawyers, economists, linguists, philosophers and psychologists.
Bishop Bateman of Norwich founded Trinity Hall to solve a problem: the shortage of clergy in the aftermath of the Black Death. Today he might be called a “social entrepreneur” or a visionary who could put “ideas in to action”. This symposium provides a rare opportunity to showcase the work of a new generation of visionaries walking in his footsteps.
The Symposium will take place from 2pm until 5pm. A full schedule will be available in due course.
There is no charge to attend the Symposium and you are invited to bring a guest. Tickets for the Symposium and dinner can be booked separately for those not not wishing to attend both events. For information about the THA Cambridge dinner, please click here.