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Engaging with the Humanities – Classical Perspectives on Creativity and Innovation

November 29, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Free - open to all

Dr Armand D’Angour, Associate Professor in Classics at University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College, will give a talk as part of the ‘Engaging with the Humanities’ series on Wednesday 29 November.

Business today is intensely focused on innovation, but what do we mean when we talk about ‘innovation’ and how to people innovate in practice? Standard approaches tend to involve case studies of innovative companies, where styles of innovation can differ markedly depending on the size, sector and orientation of the business. Questions of creativity are approached in a  variety of ways, ranging from methods of enhancing personal creativity to techniques of creative engagement for teams and corporations.

But are there enduring principles of innovation, and if so, what are they? One stimulus to creativity is to step away from one;s immediate focus: listening to music and engaging with historical issues offer forms of such detachment. This talk aims to combine both approaches to present ‘classical perspectives’ on creativity and innovation.

Registration will open at 12pm with lunch served from 12-12.15pm, the talk will begin promptly at 12.15pm and finish at 1.15pm.

Free online registration is required: ehm-dangour.eventbrite.com.


November 29, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Free - open to all
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