At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be the norm. By contrast Europe has remained stubbornly chaotic and fractured. This lecture tells the story of Europe's constantly shifting geopolitics and the peculiar circumstances that have made it both so impossible to dominate, but also so dynamic and ferocious.
Speaker Professor Brendan Simms, University of Cambridge, gives the Second Annual Penguin History Lecture, a joint venture with Penguin Press to present exciting new ideas to a Bristol audience.
University of Bristol in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas
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MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU) establishes an innovative collection of programmes and cross-cutting themes, underpinned by core research activities to fuel a step-change in causal analysis methods and their application.
Substantial investment from both the UK Medical Research Council and the University of Bristol will provide resources for staff, research support and infrastructure to execute world-leading multi-disciplinary research in a vibrant, forward-looking environment.