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Tipping points

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 December 2011

Laurie Taylor explores the idea of the Tipping Point using a multidisciplinary project at Durham University as a springboard to examine what tipping points are, how they happen and what effect they have. Professor Tim Clark and Professor Pat Waugh from Durham University and Professor Alex Bentley from Bristol University are all involved in the Durham Tipping Points project and they are joined by Dr Shahidha Bari from Queen Mary, London to discuss the idea of the tipping point and what it might tell us about ourselves and our environment - and how, perhaps, we can use our understanding of it to prevent significant problems in areas as diverse as banking and sociology.
Producer: Chris Wilson.

  • Tim Clark

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Dean of Graduate School Durham University

    Find out more about Tim Clark
  • Patricia Waugh

    Professor in the Department of English Studies Durham and a Tipping Point research leader Durham University

    Find out more about Patricia Waugh
  • Dr Shahidha Bari

    Lecturer in Romanticism, School of English, Queen Mary University of London

    Find out more about Shahidha Bari
  • Alex Bentley

    Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol; currently Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago; and Deputy Director of the Tipping Points project at Durham University

    I'll Have What She's Having - Mapping Social Behavior
    R. Alexander Bentley, Mark Earls and Michael J. O'Brien
    Publisher: MIT Press
    ISBN-10: 026201615X
    ISBN-13: 978-0262016155

    Find out more about Alex Bentley



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