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2017-2018 Lecture Series

 

Turbulent Times 

This year we aim to explore some of the dramatic and often unexpected political and social changes that are currently taking place, and which leave many people feeling like we are living through a period in which history has ‘sped up’.

Events

Politics and Language in the Age of Trump 

Speaker: Mark Thompson

Date and time: Wednesday 27th September, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Where next for Labour? 

Speakers: Dr Stephen Fisher, Rachel Shabi and Lord Wood

Date and time: Thursday 5th October, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building



Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis

Speaker: George Monbiot

Date and time: Tuesday 10th October, 18.30-20.00.

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Does protest really work?

Speaker: Steve Crawshaw

Date and time: Wednesday 25th October, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Exploitation and the Gig Economy

Speakers: Brhmie Balaram and Jason Moyer-Lee

Date and time: Thursday 7th December, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Turbulent Climate Change: we we need to address injustice 

Speaker: Mary Robinson

Date and time: Thursday 18th January 2018 , 18.30-20.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

 

Who Owns the Robots? Automation and Class Struggle in the 21st Century

Speaker: Peter Frase

Date and time: Wednesday 7th March 2018, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Rise: how did Jeremy Corbyn galvanise the youth vote? 

Speaker: Liam Young

Date and time: Wednesday 14th March 2018, 18.30-20.00.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

From People's Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote

Speaker: Rachel Holmes

Date: Tuesday 08 May 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building 

Giant Factories and the Making of the Modern World

Speaker: Joshua Freeman

Date: Monday 21st May 2018

Time: 6.30-8.00

Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building

The Challenge to Diversity and Democracy in India Today

Speaker: Yogendra Yadav

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Time: 6.30-8.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building