Saturday, July 20, 2013

John Beishon Memorial Lecture at ASC 2013

The 2013 John Beishon Memorial Lecture will be presented at the American Society of Cybernetics (ASC) annual conference in Bolton.

It will be delivered by Professor Noam Cook, San Jose State University, California. The title of the lecture is "Distinction Not Separation: The Need to Make Systems Thinking Even More Influential".
John Beishon was the first Professor of Systems at the OU. He was an academic and administrator, born November 10 1930; died April 29 2001.

The first John Beishon Memorial lecture was delivered on 14 May 2004 by Christopher Price, Labour MP 1966-83, former Principal of Leeds Metropolitan University and member of the OU Council (1996-2002).

A downloadable video of the lecture including Geoff Peters and John Naughton's contributions can be found here.

The second John Beishon Lecture took place on 19 June 2006. This was given by Professor (now Emeritus Professor) John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology.
This was also John’s Inaugural Professorial lecture entitled “The Social Life of Networks”. 

It is possible to attend the conference dinner as an option (rather than whole conference) at a negotiated price of £35 per head. 

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