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Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2014, 8 – 15 December

8 December – 17:00-18:00 – Portrait of a Lady: Image, space and identity in fifteenth-century Merano

Venue: Keynes Library, Gordon Square

Booking: no booking required

Dr Joanne Anderson, Portrait of a Lady: Image, space and identity in fifteenth-century Merano

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a new series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder. In the first series, beginning this autumn, Birkbeck scholars present aspects of their research.

12 December – Birkbeck Early Modern Societ – Barry Coward Memorial Lecture –  Professor Bernard Capp – ‘My Brother’s Keeper?’: siblings and their families in early modern England’ 

Venue: Malet Street, room B36

Booking: Members free (membership £7), non-members £4

This year’s Barry Coward Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Bernard Capp, University of Warwick on 12 December 2014.

Professor Capp’s lecture is entitled ‘My Brother’s Keeper?’: siblings and their families in early modern England’. For more information on Professor Capp please see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/people/staff_index/bcapp/

The lecture will be held at Birkbeck, Malet Street, room B36 at 6:30 pm and will be followed by our Christmas party (room B19).

12 December – 18:00 – 21:00 – BEI Employability Event and Winter Networking: Insiders Guides to the Civil Service and NHS

Venue: B35 Malet Street

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bei-employability-event-and-winter-networking-registration-14190320631

The event will begin in Malet B35 with a talk from Pia Larsen, outlining her career and fielding questions on how to achieve your career ambitions within the NHS.

Following this, Professor Philip Powell – Pro Vice-Master (Enterprise and Innovation) and Executive Dean, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck – will introduce and engage in conversation with Bill Crothers about his successful career.

His career highlights include:

Executive Director and a member of the Identity and Passport Service Board

Senior Executive at Accenture for 21 years
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society
After this talk, Bill will field some questions based on his career and points raised within the talk. Current Civil Service Fast Streamers will be identified to answer any questions based on graduate entry during the pursuant networking (B02).

Winter Networking:

Socialise with current Civil Service Fast Streamers and your fellow colleagues on the last evening of term. Drinks and a light Christmas-themed buffet will be served.

12 December – 18:00 to 21:00 – Pits and Perverts Revisited: ‘Pride’ the movie and politics now!

Venue: Room B01, Clore Management Centre

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pits-and-perverts-revisited-pride-the-movie-and-politics-now-tickets-13749851175

Enjoyed and inspired by ‘Pride’ the film? Come and see a short documentary about the real story and hear from two of the key people portrayed in the film. This will be followed by a panel discussion about its relevance for politics today. And stay on for drinks….

Speakers will include:

Mike Jackson- founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – LGSM (one of the main characters in the film)

Siân James – Member of Parliament for Swansea East (one of the main characters in the film)

Diarmaid Kelliher – University of Glasgow. Author of ‘Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5’ (History Workshop Journal 2014)

Bev Skeggs – Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Daniel Monk – (Chair) Birkbeck, University of London & Director, BiGS

12 December – 18:00 to 20:30 – Leverhulme Lecture II: Post-Secular Constitutionalism

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Square

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leverhulme-lecture-ii-registration-13628666709

Post-Secular Constitutionalism

Professor Michel Rosenfeld discusses how modern constitutionalism based on the ideals of the Enlightenment favours secularism over religion, relegating the latter for the most part to the private sphere. In more recent times, constitutional secularism has been attacked as anti-religious rather than neutral, but arguably this objection can be overcome from a pluralist perspective that places secularism as an ideology alongside other religious and non-religious ideologies found within the polity.

The lecture is followed by a reception.

Michel Rosenfeld is Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York; and the co-editor (with Susanna Mancini) of Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival OUP (2014). His visit to Birkbeck School of Law is courtesy of a grant from the Leverhulme Trust, whose support is gratefully acknowledged.


Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2014, 1 – 7 December

1 December – 18:00-20:00 – The Business of Inclusion in Football

Venue: B20 Torrington Square

Booking: None rquired

Join the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre and a special panel of senior figures from professional football for an evening of discussion and debate on how football takes its next steps on its journey to be the game that is truly ‘for everyone’.

The panel consists of senior executives from organisations who have taken the lead on inclusion in football and who will be vital in maintaining the momentum and taking football into the next era.

The evening will take as its particular focus inclusion for people from the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGB&T) communities.

1 December – 18:00-19:30 – [Oracle Talk] CSI Kernel: Finding a Needle in a Multiterabyte Haystack

Venue: B30 Malet Street

Booking: None required

In 1990, a typical Sun system had a single 10mhz cpu and 4MB of memory and might have run in the region of 30-50 processes. Today Oracle ships systems with 512 cpu’s and 4TB of memory and such systems have a few 100,000 processes at most. The roadmap suggests that by 2015 this will rise to cpu counts around 13,000 and 150TB of memory to serve workloads in excess of 1 million processes.

Like C.S.I., when a system fails a post-mortem is required.  A crash dump is the body, an image of the system memory at the time of failure. This talk looks at technical, logistical and tools challenges of diagnosing system failure after the fact when the body is 4TB in size and the challenges of scaling post-mortem failure diagnosis to ever larger configurations.

Dr Clive King is a Senior Staff Engineer in Oracle Solaris Engineering. He has worked for Sun — Oracle for 15 years in a variety of support, professional services and kernel engineering roles. His particular areas of focus are system performance, scalability and root causing system failures. He teaches problem solving, risk management and root cause analysis within Solaris Engineering.

He is a BCS examiner for a professional examination, a BCS academic panel member and has been a PhD external examiner. Outside work, he splits his time between family and mountain running.

There is an IEEE software paper on which the talk is based. Tim will give a few examples from his wider experience as well.

2 December – 09:15-17:30 – ‘On the Street Where you Live’: Bourdieusian analysis of socio-spatial hierarchy

Venue:  BSA meeting room in Imperial Wharf London

Booking: http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10395 – cost from £28

Key Note Speakers: Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck) Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmith) Dr Tracey Jensen (UEL) Dr Simon Harding (Middlesex University) and Stephen Crossley (Durham)

The relations between the social world and urban space have been of interest to sociologists since the Chicago School’s human ecology tradition. In today’s globalised world, urbanisation is increasingly manifesting itself in people’s everyday lives, expressed through the diverse social, cultural and political space in which class, cultural and gender differences are continuously produced, contested and reworked. The move towards austerity in UK government’s fiscal policy, the weakening of state planning for urban growth and changes in residences from state property to private property has resulted in escalating house prices and the gentrification of traditionally ‘no go’ areas for the middle-class. Social divisions and sociocultural relationships are becoming ever more spatially generated.

2 December – 13:00-14:30 – Studying Women’s Movements in Comparative Perspective: A New Measurement from the Research Network on Gender and Politics (RNGS) Project

Venue: Paul Hirst Seminar Room, Department of Politics, Birkbeck, 10 Gower Street

Booking: j.hansson@bbk.ac.uk

Speaker: Prof. Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University; and visiting professor at Birkbeck during the fall of 2014.

Scholars of women’s movements have thus far not had access to enough conceptual tools that permit systematic comparison across a variety of temporal, sectoral and cultural contexts in order to construct sound theory about movements themselves as well as their social and political impacts. This presentation will offer a way of comparing variations in women’s movement strength through conceptualization that builds from research on gender equality policy, state feminism, women’s movements, and social movements. This approach involves careful definition of movements and movement strength as well as the specification of their dimensions for empirical observation through description, comparison and assessment of change. Using data from the RNGS project about women’s movements from the 1970s to the early 2000s in 13 Western democracies, the talk will illustrate how this approach can advance the study of and theorizing about women’s movements both as drivers and outcomes.

2 December – 18:00-20:00 – Global PA Association Launch

Venue: Keynes Library, 46 Gordon Square

Booking: enquiries@globalpa-association.com

We are pleased to invite Personal Assistants interested in furthering their careers to the launch event of the Global PA Association. Drinks and canapes will be served from 6pm.

Guest speakers include:

Pia Larsen – Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, UCLH

Katrina Arratoon – Executive PA Magazine ‘PA of the Year’

Paula Moio – BBC

Michelle Barber – Network Rail

Please email Rosemary Parr to book your place in advance.

3 December – 16:00-17:00 – THE TRANSPORT INTERNET SEMINAR

Venue: Imperial College London

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-transport-internet-foodtubes-electric-cargo-capsule-pipelines-tickets-12509194337

The Transport Internet & Foodtubes Project Team are presenting and discussing this planet saving project with scientists engineers and students at Imperial College London, at 4 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday 3rd December 2014. Dave Wetzel who was Vice-Chairman of Transport for London will describe the impact on cities and citizens, Noel Hodson will outline the new project as a basis for a new global transport industry and new jobs, and Professor Taylor will respond to technical questions from the audience.

We invite Engineering under-graduates, graduates, tutors and all those who are concerned about environmental issues and commerce – governments, banks, pipeline companies, freight companies, food companies, civil engineers, architects, media and concerned citizens etc. to attend.

5 December – 18:00-21:00 – Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image Guilt Screening-The Last of England

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bisr-guilt-screening-tickets-12951382935

The Last of England
Derek Jarman, UK, 1987, 87 minutes
Presenter: James Brown

The Last of England is preoccupied with stray beauty and with violence.

Jarman appears in his warehouse studio, assembling a scrapbook. The film takes shape around him. Jarman conjures a vision of England out of his own Super 8 footage and home movies shot by his father and grandfather.

The Last of England is personal and poetic. Yet it is also a scathing critique of social and political reality. Echoing T.S. Eliot, Jarman writes, ‘My world is in fragments, smashed in pieces so fine I doubt I will ever re-assemble them’. Yet the film has the force of an indictment.

Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2014, 24-30 November

26 November – 18:00-19:30 – Surviving Art History: Pictorialist Photography and Artistic Reputation

Venue: Room 112, Gordon Square

Booking: no booking required

David F. Martin will discuss the idea of artistic reputation as it applies to the pictorialist movement in the Western United States in the early part of the 20th century.

Many of the photographers involved had international reputations during their lifetimes but have languished in obscurity since because of racial, gender and institutional biases. David F. Martin (Seattle, Washington) is an independent curator and writer specialising in the art history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as well as New York State. Many of the artists he focuses on were women, gay and lesbian, Japanese Americans and other minorities active between 1890-1960. He is the author of A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer (University of Washington Press, 2011) and Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club (University of Washington Press, 2011).

27 November – 11:30-13:30 – Birkbeck Food Group – The Difficult Dinner Party (Nicola Humble)

Venue: 10 Gower Street, Paul Hirst Room

Booking: Contact Alex Colas – a.colas@bbk.ac.uk

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birkbeck-food-group-the-difficult-dinner-party-nicola-humble-tickets-13672929099

In the second Autumn term meeting, Professor Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton) will speak on ‘The Difficult Dinner Party’.

Nicola Humble is Professor of English Literature and the University of Roehampton. She specialises in the literature and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her particular interests include middlebrow fiction; the literature, culture and history of food; historiography; women’s writing; and children’s literature.

27 November – 17:00-18:00 – The Truth, the Half-Truth and Something like the Truth: likeness and verism in trecento portraiture

Venue: B112, Gordon Square

Booking: no booking required

The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art
Dr Laura Jacobus, The Truth, the Half-Truth and Something like the Truth: likeness and verism in trecento portraiture

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a new series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder. In the first series, beginning this autumn, Birkbeck scholars present aspects of their research.

28 November – 18:00-20:00 – BiGS Event: Gendering Representations of the Financial Crisis

Venue: 402 Malet Street

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendering-representations-of-the-financial-crisis-tickets-14084957487

When the Financial Crisis of 2008 first hit with the collapse of Lehmann Brothers, news coverage, expert testimony and policy reports were all remarkably, if perhaps unconsciously, gendered: Christine Lagarde quipped that ‘if Lehman Brothers had been ‘Lehman Sisters,’ today’s economic crisis clearly would look quite different’. Harriet Harman agreed that if the City and Wall Street were to have a more feminine ethos, maybe financial crises would be fewer and further between (Independent 2009). Other commentators were even more direct: ‘more women on Wall Street equals less ridiculous willy-waving and ego and greed inspired risk-taking’, said Melissa Whitworth in The Telegraph (2010); and New York Magazine ran the headline ‘What if women ran Wall Street’, hypothesising that ‘having women around… prevents extreme behaviour—or irrational exuberance’ (New York magazine 2010).
In this seminar – the first of a BIGS series on Gender and Austerity, Louise Owen and Kate Maclean discuss their work on gendering representations of the financial crisis, with a focus on popular culture responses to this notoriously complex event, that has – some have argued – constituted a coup d’état. Louise will explore two well-known theatrical responses to the crisis, Lucy Prebble’s Enron (2009) and David Hare’s The Power of Yes (2009), examining their approaches to the category of gender, and the role these play in mediating understandings of (post)industrial transformation. Kate will look at cinematic responses to the crisis, specifically the corporate drama Margin Call (2011) and the comedy The Other Guys (2010), focussing in particular on gender, risk and the construction of the ‘Wall Street Alpha Male’. The event will be Chaired by Lynne Segal, who will discuss the significance of these analyses to how the ensuing recession and austerity measures have disproportionately affected women.

28 November – 18:00-21:00 – BIMI Annual University of Pittsburgh Lecture Keynote Speaker: Michael Temple

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bimi-annual-university-of-pittsburgh-lecture-tickets-12951376917

“Richard Roud: critic, curator, author”

In this talk Michael Temple will present “Decades Never Start on Time”, the anthology of Richard Roud’s critical writings that has just been published by BFI Publishing.

Arriving from Boston in the mid-1950s, Roud (1929-1989) became a programmer at the National Film Theatre and the London Film Festival, before going on to be director of the New York Film Festival, chief film critic for the Guardian, a regular contributor to Sight & Sound, and the author of several important film books such as his monograph on Jean-Luc Godard and his biography of Henri Langlois, A Passion for Film.

The anthology Decades Never Start on Time includes significant amounts of previously unpublished material as well as selections from Roud’s published writings in various newspapers, magazines and books.

The story of Roud’s multifaceted career and personal journey through the film culture of the 1960s and 1970s is an important episode in the history of film criticism and the history of film festivals.
The talk will feature a number of archive clips and a discussion with film critics and film programmers.
The talk will be followed by a reception in the Peltz Gallery from 8-9pm. Copies of “Decades Never Start on Time: A Richard Roud Anthology”, edited by Michael Temple and Karen Smolens, BFI, 2014, will be available for purchase.

28-29 November – 10:00 – 17:00 Lean Start-Up

Venue: G10 Gordon Square

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lean-start-up-registration-13821710107

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?

Lean Start-Up enables entrepreneurs to reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want. Since 2008 the best and biggest US tech start-ups have used Lean Start-up to get their new businesses developed, launched and funded. Now most of London’s leading universities, incubators and accelerators teach the method and most UK early stage venture capital investors now expect start-ups they fund to have used the Lean Start-Up process.

BEI in partnership with Capital Enterprise is providing a free of charge 2 full-day workshop for students who want to acquire a practical understanding of how they can apply lean start-up tools and principles in starting and developing a highly successful and sustainable business.

By the end of the two days attendees will understand:

Customer Development- How to develop and validate a “Good” start-up concept
Latest start-up terminology such as MVP, Pirate Funnel, Product-Market FIT
Lean start-up essential Techniques
Business Model Generation
How to “Roadmap” from idea-to prototype-to launch

Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2014, June 18 – 22

We’re hurtling towards the end of the term, but there’s still a lot going on on campus. Here are some events that you might want to catch at the tail end of this week:

16-20 June – Birkbeck Conference “Law on Trial” 

Venue: B34 Malet Street

Booking:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/law-on-trial-tickets-11250830537

This year’s conference is focused on the use of scientific evidence in legal contexts

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The drinks receptions will be held on the first and final days of the conference week. 

Some tickets still available at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/law-on-trial-tickets-11250830537

19 June – 18:00-19:30 – Anthropology of the Brain: Consciousness, Culture and Free Will

Venue: Peltz Gallery, Ground Floor, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Booking: First come, first served

In this talk, Roger Bartra will discuss his latest book Anthropology of the Brain: Consciousness, Culture and Free Will (2014), in which he explores the mysteries of the human brain. In the book, Bartra shows that consciousness is a phenomenon that occurs not only in the mind but also in an external network, a symbolic system. He argues that the symbolic systems created by humans in art, language, in cooking or in dress, are the key to understanding human consciousness. Placing culture at the centre of his analysis, Bartra brings together findings from anthropology and cognitive science and offers an original vision of the continuity between the brain and its symbolic environment.

19 June – 18:00 – 20:00 – A panel of Social Scientists discuss the concept of ‘Change’

Venue: Room B33, Malet Street

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-panel-of-social-scientists-discuss-the-concept-of-change-tickets-11270477301?aff=eorg

Marx famously wrote: ‘Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.’ Social scientists, philosophers and historians continue to share some sense of present, political engagement; but in order to make a difference in the world, it is necessary also to understand how and why it changes. To address that challenge this round-table brings together experts from six different disciplines, to discuss what ‘change’ means from their disciplinary context, and to see what perspectives can be thrown upon ‘change’ when looking at it comparatively, across time, space, culture and methodologies.

Participants include: Edwin Bacon, Jennifer Hornsby, Kate Maclean, Malcolm Edwards, Leticia Sabsay and Casper Meyer, chaired by Miriam Zukas.

20 June – 17:30 – 18:30 Hip hop+Afrobeats class for ALL levels and it’s ONLY £5!!!

Venue: Maryland Studioz Ltd, 86 – 90 Leytonstone Road, Stratford, London, E15 1TQ

Booking: Bring cash on the day

You can Wear anything comfortable i.e. leggings/joggers bottoms/t-shirt etc, but DEFINITELY trainers. Don’t forget to Bring water too

20 June – 12:00 – 17:00 – Perversions of Paper workshop

Venue: Keynes Library at 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

Booking: g.partington@bbk.ac.uk

Perversions of Paper comprises two events, an invitational workshop on 20 June 2014 and a one-day symposium on 28 June 2014. Both events investigate the outer limits of our interactions with books, manuscripts and paper. They consider unorthodox engagements with texts, from cherishing or hoarding them to mutilating and desecrating them, from wearing them to chewing them, and from inhaling their scent to erasing their content. ‘Perversion’ may apply to deviations from normal usage but also to our psychological investments in paper. To talk of having a fetish for books is common, but is there more to this than merely well-worn cliché? These events provide for reflections on perverse uses of – and relationships with – paper and parchment. What part do books, manuscripts and other written artefacts play in our imaginary and psychic lives, and what complex emotional attachments do we develop towards them? Also, how might literary studies or cultural history register these impulses and acts; what kind of methodologies are appropriate?

20 June – 15:00 – 17:45 – Transmission: Hari Kunzru workshop and conversation

Venue: School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square

Booking: bianca.leggett@gmail.com

The Centre for Contemporary Literature will host a workshop on novelist Hari Kunzru from 3pm, at 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck. The event is organized by Bianca Leggett, Churnjeet Mahn and Bran Nicol, in association with the University of Surrey, and sponsored by the AHRC project The Memory Network.

The workshop will act as a forum for debate between Kunzru scholars, with an eye to planning an essay collection provisionally titled Reading Hari Kunzru. Bloomsbury have expressed an interest in a Hari Kunzru study as part of their single author series and the day will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas as to the angles which the book might cover. (Please do come along whether or not you would like to contribute to this collection; equally, attendance is not obligatory for those who would like to contribute.)

The workshop will be followed by a short break, after which you are invited to our evening event, ‘A Conversation with Hari Kunzru’. Hari Kunzru has confirmed his attendance: he will be giving a short reading from his new multi-modal essay ‘Twice Upon a Time’ followed by an interview, which will be opened up to the audience for a general Q&A followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free but places are limited.

21 June – 11:30 – 13:00 – Managing Your References Using EndNote

An introduction to EndNote, reference management software that helps you store, manage and cite your references correctly. There will be an opportunity for some hands-on practice.

To book for these or any of the other workshops this term, please visit http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/news/infoskills

21 June – 13:00 – 23:00 – Open City Docs Fest

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD

Booking: Each individual show via Open City Docs Fest

Open City Docs Fest, in partnership with the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, presents the following screenings:





21 June – 09:30 – 20:30 – Guilt Colloquium

Venue: Clore Management Centre

Booking: jpc.brown@bbk.ac.uk

The BISR Guilt Group is pleased to announce the programme for the Guilt Colloquium to be held at Birkbeck on Saturday, 21st June.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but places are limited. To reserve a place, please email James Brown.

There will be papers on:

Guilt and the Unconscious

Mark Cousins (Architectural Association): ‘The superego’
Colin Gordon: ‘’Avowal and truth: between spirituality and legality’
War and Guilt

Paul Eden (Sussex): ‘Apartheid in America: truth, reconciliation and the Alien Tort Statute’
Eric Gordy (UCL): t.b.c.
Law, Guilt and Responsibility

Hallvard Lillehammer (Birkbeck): ‘What do we owe?’
Alan Norrie (Warwick): ‘Legal and moral guilt and The Act of Killing’
Antonio Ribeiro will screen his film, Justice Seekers, about the struggle of Dafroza and Alain Gauthier to have alleged perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide put on trial in France. Afterwards he’ll be in conversation with Philip Spencer (Kingston)

Round-table discussion including Sam Ashenden (Birkbeck), James Brown (Birkbeck), Tom Osborne (Bristol), Juliet Rogers (Melbourne), Lisa Wintersteiger (Birkbeck)

Launch of Economy and Society special issue on Guilt

21 June – 13:45 – 17:00 – Organizational Psychology Postgraduate Taster Event

Venue: B33 Malet Street

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organizational-psychology-postgraduate-taster-event-tickets-11706314903

Come and find out more about the Department of Organizational Psychology’s postgraduate portfolio of programmes at our Taster Event.

At the Taster Day you will hear about our programmes, meet the staff who will be teaching, talk to some of our alumni and get the chance to participate in discussions with potential fellow students.

  • 13.45 Welcome to Taster day and department overview Professor Pat Tissington, Head of Department Organizational Psychology
  • 14.15 Programme groups:
    • Etlyn Kenny, MSc Organizational Behaviour
    • Kate Mackenzie Davey, MSc Occupational Psychology
    • Katrina Pritchard, MSc Human Resource Development
    • Huadong Yang, MSc Human Resource Management
    • Andreas Liefooghe, Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching
  • 14.45 Seminar preview: Small Group Discussion
  • 15.30 Tea and Pastries
  • 16.00 Past and current student panel Q&A
  • 16.45 Round-up, final questions
  • 16:45 Drinks Reception

A little ahead of time, but you might want to book now!


4 July – MA Social and Cultural Geography Launch film event

CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF FILM PLUS  Special showing of ‘A World Not Ours’ (2012) + Q&A with producer Patrick Campbell

Join them for an afternoon showcasing research within the GEDS department, exploring themes of identity, power and representation through film:

  • Kate Maclean on ‘Film, masculinity and the financial crisis’.
  • Penny Vera Sanso on ‘The working elderly in India’.
  • Karen Wells on ‘The melodrama of being a child: NGO representations of poverty’.

There will also be  a special showing of ‘A World Not Ours’ (2012; Best International Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013; Winner Peace Film Prize – Berlin International Film Festival), followed by a Q&A session with the producer Patrick Campbell.Set in Ain el-Helweh, Lebanon’s largest refugee camp and home to over 70,000 displaced Palestinians, director Mahdi Fleifel combines his own footage with that of his father’s from the 80s and 90s, to present an intimate portrait of the place where he was born.

Research talks 4-6pm; documentary showing 6.30-8pm; Q&A 8-8.30pm. There will be an opportunity to chat to our academics about the new MA Social and Cultural Geography, over refreshments before and after the film.

Book your tickets for the Research Talks and Film Showing at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ma-social-and-cultural-geography-launch-film-event-tickets-11661390533