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The inaugural volume explores complex societal issues, and later volumes cover a range of multidisciplinary themes.

We are delighted to announce the publication of the first book in the highly anticipated Lucy Cavendish College Lecture Series. Conceived by Senior Tutor, Dr Jane Greatorex, Senior Associate, Professor Jill Jameson, and Director of Studies in Land Economy, Dr Sarada Chatterjee, this series marks a significant academic milestone for Lucy Cavendish College.

Edited by Dr Saradamoyee Chatterjee, Professor Jill Jameson, and with introduction by Dr Jane Greaterox, the inaugural volume, Coercion and Trust, brings together interdisciplinary insights from experts across various fields. The book delves into complex issues such as animal abuse, political coercion, fake news, criminology, and consent, providing a rich tapestry of perspectives that illuminate the multifaceted nature of coercion in contemporary society.

Following the success of this first volume, we are excited to announce the forthcoming themes for the series: “Connections” and “Community,” with the final titles yet to be confirmed. These themes promise to continue the tradition of rigorous academic exploration and discourse that characterises the lecture series.

In addition to these volumes, we will also be publishing two poetry books associated with the series. The first, “Science, Poetry, and the Brain,” is a unique collaboration between scientists and poets, exploring the intricate relationship between scientific inquiry and poetic expression. The second, “Science, Poetry, and the Pandemic,” will capture the reflections and experiences of scientists and poets during and immediately after the pandemic, offering profound insights into this unprecedented period.

To celebrate these achievements, we will be hosting a formal hall event during Michaelmas Term, inviting all contributors from the series. This event will be an opportunity to reflect on the series' impact and look forward to future scholarly contributions.

We look forward to your participation and support as we continue to expand the horizons of interdisciplinary research and dialogue through the Lucy Cavendish College Lecture Series.

Coercion and Trust is available here.