Subject

10

Date & time

Mon, 10 Dec 2018
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£23 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students

This outstanding enrichment day for enthusiastic A-level Sociology students is back in London this autumn. In a cutting-edge and inspiring programme, leading sociologists, academics and media personalities will address a range of challenging and powerful questions on how society functions and the factors which influence our choices and how we experience life. Presenting a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in today’s big sociological issues, this day will take students beyond their classroom experience, and leave them buzzing with new ideas and fresh perspectives. One more exciting speaker to announce! Watch this space for further details on the day.

Programme & speakers

Crime and deviance - trends, policies and solutions Chris Greer, City University London

Chris Greer will examine various sources of knowledge about crime, including official statistics, media representations, personal experience, to problematize our understanding of the nature and extent of the crime problem and the challenges facing policy makers required to provide solutions.

Chris Greer

About Chris Greer

Chris Greer is Professor of Criminology and Head of the Sociology department at City University. His research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of crime, justice, media, communication and social control.   He is co-director of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism.

Identity and socialisation - who we are and who we can be Dexter Dias QC, Human rights barrister

Dexter Dias will introduce you to ten types of human and in doing so, explore who we are and who we can be. Using the latest cutting edge human rights research, he will consider the forces that shape our thoughts and actions and look at the links between socialisation and the creation of identities.

Dexter Dias QC

About Dexter Dias QC

Dexter Dias QC is a barrister (Queen’s Counsel) who has been instructed in some of the biggest cases of recent years involving human rights, murder, crimes against humanity, terrorism, war crimes and genocide. His recent book, The Ten Types of Human, drills down into deeply fascinating issues surrounding what it is to be human and uncovers the complex relationship between human cruelty and goodness.

Globalisation - how Britain fits in Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

How important is Britain in the world today, digitally, socially and financially? Danny Dorling will look at globalisation in the context of the digital social world and consider key trends in development and global inequality. He will end the session by pondering RH Tawney’s idea of the Tadpole Philosophy.

Danny Dorling

About Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling is a social geographer and Professor at Oxford University who has co-authored dozens of books and journals on social inequalities in Britain. His work concerns housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He is a visiting Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

What is education for? Rachel Brooks, University of Surrey

This talk will engage with questions that are fundamental to the study of education: what is it for, and what purposes does it serve? It will consider the role of education in transmitting knowledge, promoting social integration, preparing students for the labour market, facilitating democratic engagement and emancipation and promoting ‘global citizens’. It will also consider the role of education in achieving social control.

Rachel Brooks

About Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean at the University of Surrey. She is also the Executive Editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.