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School of Arts and Humanities


The next Sidgwick Site Equalities Improvement Network talk will be on Tuesday 7 March, 12 - 1 pm, English Faculty Room GR05.

Rae Langton, Professor of Philosophy

Authority and confirmation bias in academic conversations

Conversations are governed by co-operative principles, but also by gendered assumptions about authority, and confirmation bias.

Conversations in academic contexts are no exception. I want to consider how these factors can affect the success of a speaker’s contributions, and how they can be addressed.

All welcome.