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Cultures of Care – Tolerating Uncertainty

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In our opening event focusing on Cultures of Care in Higher Education – held on June 11th, 2021 – we asked “How do we care at work?”Our invited contributors responded to this question through a variety of lenses and from differing positions; however, some key unifying themes emerged. Amongst these was the importance of unknowing, ambivalence, vulnerability, trust, and unlearning. Going forwards we’d like to explore these further, both within and beyond the context of Higher Education.

Our second seminar, held on Friday 21st January, 2022, took on this challenge under the umbrella title of “Tolerating Uncertainty”. We were delighted to welcome a group of wonderful speakers from quite different disciplinary backgrounds, who share interests in this compelling human theme.


Lorenzo Zucca                           Tolerating or embracing uncertainty?

Professor of Law and Philosophy, King’s College London            

Mark Freeston                          Owning Uncertainty

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Project lead UNiCORN, Newcastle University    

Eivind Engebretsen and Mona Baker    Evidence and Uncertainty – in the time of Pandemics

Professor Engebretsen – Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Circle U Chair of Global Health

Professor Mona Baker – Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE), University of Oslo

Luca Vigano                              Formal(?) models of uncertainty

Professor and Head of the Cybersecurity Group of the Department of Informatics, King’s College London 

Flora Smyth Zahra                    Learning to care – educating for uncertainty

Clinical Senior Lecturer Interdisciplinarity & Innovation Dental Education, King’s College London

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