Today, I meet the new intake of MSc students for the first time, as I am about to give my first lecture of the year: Introduction to Anthropology. I really enjoy giving this lecture, as it is the least serious and most frivolous of the year...we talk quite a lot about chimpanzees, sex, gender issues, and inbreeding...it's a laugh! We also discuss concepts like 'what makes us human?', which always gets a few giggles and ruffles a few feathers.
Hopefully, it breaks the ice and gets them thinking.