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Life by William Brown


Life by William Brown

Life is a compelling addition to the Darwin College Lecture Series, in which eight distinguished authors each present an essay from their area of expertise devoted to the theme of 'life'. The book forges connections between art, science and the humanities in a vibrant and thought-provoking collection that exposes both conventional and unconventional views on the meaning of life, the enigmatic boundaries between the living and the dead, and what may or may not follow afterwards. This collection arises from the Darwin College Lecture Series of 2012 and includes contributions from eight distinguished scholars, all of whom are held in esteem not only for their research, but also for their ability to communicate their subject to popular audiences.

About the Author

William Brown is a former Master of Darwin College and Professor of Industrial Relations in the Economics Faculty at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Director of the ESRC's Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick. His research has been concerned with collective bargaining, pay determination, incomes policy, payment systems, arbitration, minimum wages, the impact of legislative change, and industrial relations in China. He was a foundation member of the Low Pay Commission, which fixes the UK's National Minimum Wage. He is a member of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Panel of Arbitrators and was an independent member of the ACAS Council. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for services to employment relations. Andrew Fabian OBE is a Fellow of Darwin College and Royal Society Professor of Astronomy. He is the Director of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge and Fellow of the Royal Society. His research is in X-ray astronomy, involving black holes and clusters of galaxies. His most recent award was the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2012. He has been involved in the Darwin College Lecture Series since their inception and enjoys interdisciplinary discussion.

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Publication date

4th September 2014


William Brown

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Cambridge University Press


187 pages


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