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Can Build to Rent help to solve the housing crisis?

If current trends continue, the Build to Rent sector could expand to produce up to 250,000 new homes by 2030, suggests a new report by LSE London.

Workplace rudeness wreaks havoc on employees' health

A new study on workplace rudeness reveals the damage that employers can wreak on an employee’s health and sense of belonging by treating them unfairly.

Pen and paper help retain knowledge

A study of university students across 10 countries shows that pen and paper still holds some value over computers, particularly when it comes to retaining knowledge.

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The Future of Humanity

What kind of future do we want to create and why? This panel, including journalist Laurie Penny, explores the philosophical implications of scientific advancements like artificial intelligence and human enhancement, which have the potential to revolutionize our world. Is fear overriding optimism in our approach to the future? Event date: Saturday 25 February.

 

A Material Sociology of Markets: the case of "futures lag" in high-frequency trading

This talk by Donald MacKenzie, Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh about automated trading will develop the case for an integrated “material sociology” view of markets, as both social institutions and technical systems. Event date: Thursday 23 February.

Red Ellen: The life of Ellen Wilkinson, socialist, feminist, internationalist

Join us for this Literary Festival event looking at the life of Ellen Wilkinson, a fiery, outspoken teenager from a working-class family in Manchester, who was the only girl who spoke in school debates. By 1945, Wilkinson, still a rebellious redhead, had helped found the Communist Party, earned a seat in Parliament as Minister of Education, and become a renowned advocate for the poor and dispossessed at home and abroad.Event date: Friday 24 February.

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?                                           
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Speakers: Dr John Collins (pictured), Professor Lawrence Phillips 
Recorded: Wednesday 15 February 2015, approx. 96 minutes    

 
A Renewed Case for the Union                                                                   
Audio

Speaker: Ruth Davidson
Recorded: 
Monday 13 February 2017

Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue                                                      
Audio

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D Sachs
Recorded: Monday 13 February 2017

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