Tue 28, Wed 29 April

Foxcatcher

20.00 – 22.15 hrs

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Wednesday 29 April

Press freedom under siege

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Mark Fuller
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Wednesday 6 May

Black coal

20.00 – 21.45 hrs

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Thursday May 7

A Night @ the Opera

20.30 – 22.30 hrs

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Mon 11, Tue 12, Wed 13
May

Selma

20.-00 – 22.10 hrs

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Tuesday 12, 19 and 26 May

Acoustic guitar

19.30 – 21.45 hours

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Mon 18, Tue 19, Wed 20
May

Kingsman: the secret service

20.00 – 22.00 hrs

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Wednesday 20 May

Healthy buildings

12.40-13.35 hrs

Prof. Dr. Philomena Bluy
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Wednesday 20 May

The Rhythm of Brazil

Start: 20.00 hrs

Dr. Marianne Wiesebron
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Tuesday 26 May

What we do in the shadows

20.00 – 21.30 hrs

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Wednesday 27 May

Big hero 6

20.00 – 21.45 hrs

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Thursday 28 May

PechaKucha Eindhoven vol. 17

Starts 20.20 hrs

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Wednesday 3 June

Making the Molecular Movie

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Prof.dr.ir. Jom Luiten
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Thursday 4 June

De Kleine Prijs van Nederland

20.00 – 23.30 hrs

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Wednesday 23 May
11.45-13.00 hrs

Human enhancement technologies

Speaker: Prof. dr. Ruud ter Meulen

Location: Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

Biotechnologies are generally developed to heal people from severe diseases . However, many of these technologies have the potential to be used beyond the frame of therapy as a way to improve or enhance normal human capacities. Biotechnologies can help to make people think better, to improve their memory and perception, to feel happier, to improve physical skills in sports, music, dance, or to extend the normal human life-span. In view of the potential of biotechnologies (and other technologies like nanotechnologies and information technologies) to change our capacities, there is an ethical debate whether such an enhancement may alter our sense of self, our human nature and our relation with other life forms. Moreover, there is a concern about the impact of these technologies on our society and the position of vulnerable groups. Is enhancement a good thing in itself or will it expose our human nature, our personal life and our society to irreversible damage? Professor Ruud ter Meulen (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol ) addresses some of these questions, particularly those concerning the moral value of enhancement.