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See below for our current public lectures and events as well as those that were held over the past year, with links to podcasts and videos where available. Follow the links on the left for all events hosted by our research centres. See Past Events for lectures and other events in previous years (also with links to videos and podcasts where available). We look forward to hosting more public events in the next academic year, so watch this space.

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Events 2016-17

Department of Sociology Workshop

Sociology After Brexit

*Please note the change of venue*

Date: Monday 10th October 2016
Time: 14.00 
NEW VENUE: 20 Kingsway - Room KSW.1.04            

Professor Craig Calhoun
Professor William Outhwaite
Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra
Dr Will Davies
Dr Lucy Mayblin
Dr Lisa McKenzie 

We are delighted to be hosting a workshop on "Sociology After Brexit", which will explore the sociological ramifications of 'Brexit'. We will examine the dimensions of sociology to which the post -Brexit era call attention - migration, finance, inequality, populism/nationalism, anti-elite politics - as well as considering the broader global patterns in which Brexit appears to fit. The workshop will consist of a serises of informal talks by our main speakres, each followed by Q&A - with a 'roundtable' session at the end in which we hope to map some of the broader ramifications of these issues for our discipline.

There will be a drinks reception to follow

Please contact Kalynka Bellman ( to book a place. Students within LSE Sociology will be given priority, although we will try to accomodate as many guests as possible.


 British Journal of Sociology 2016 Annual Public Lecture

Sociology of WE Du Bois: why Du Bois is the founder of American scientific sociology

Date: Thursday 20th October 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Professor Aldon Morris
Chair: Professor Nigel Dodd            

In this talk Aldon Morris discusses evidence from his book, The Scholar Denied, showing Du Bois, an influential 20th century black scholar, was the founding father of modern scientific sociology.            

Full Details: Event Webpage   


 Department of Sociology Festival 

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Resist: Festival of Ideas and Actions

Launching on 26 September 2016 with a public lecture by fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood, followed by three days of events from 28-30 September.  Follow link to Resist webpage from Contents panel or here:





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