Date & time

Mon, 4 Dec 2017
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Book a place

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students

Enjoy a cutting-edge day of Sociology, exploring social inequality, crime, education, identity and more…

After an exciting and successful programme in London last year, we will be bringing this fantastic enrichment day for enthusiastic A-level Sociology students to the University of Warwick Arts Centre this autumn.  The programme will address a range of increasingly challenging and powerful questions on how society is organised and the factors which influence our choices and how we experience life.  Fascinating and relevant topics will include crime and deviance, race and identity, education, politics and the media.

Programme & speakers

The effects of growing up and living in very unequal countries Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

This lecture will focus on the effects on individuals of growing up in countries where the incomes of children’s parents varies widely, and the comparisons with more equitable and affluent counties. Is there a solution or any evidence of change happening today?

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.

Why educate?: a sociological perspective on the role of school in the UK Cath Lambert, University of Warwick

This session takes a lively and sociological look at the development of schooling in the UK, asking how and why we have the structure, policies, curriculum and types of schools that we currently do. What has the role of politics and economics been in shaping our educational system? What might different theories tell us about the role of education? And could (or should) it be done differently?

Cath Lambert

About Cath Lambert

Dr Cath Lambert is Associate Professor of Sociology at Warwick University and leads the department’s Culture, Media and Representation Research cluster. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of education, gender and social and political change. In 2010 she was awarded a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.

Crime and the criminal justice system: risk factors and rehabilitation Marian Fitzgerald, University of Kent

This session will describe the characteristics of the sorts of individuals who are most likely to become involved in criminal activity AND to be brought into the criminal justice system as a result. It looks critically at the dangers of treating individuals who share these characteristics as if all of them were equally ‘at risk’ of offending; and, in questioning political expectations that the criminal justice system itself will reduce re-offending, it will leave students to consider a number of wider questions about the politics of law and order.

Marian Fitzgerald

About Marian Fitzgerald

Marian Fitzgerald is Visiting Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent Crime and Justice Centre. She was formerly a Principal Researcher in the Research and Statistics Directorate at the Home Office.  She is a renowned expert and regular commentator in the media on the causes and reporting of crime.

'Dismantling the Master's House': an issue of race Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman PhD, Black Studies Research Cluster, Birmingham City University

In 1979, Professor Audre Lorde delivered, at New York University, a speech, in which she argued that ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’. Drawing upon recent undergraduate teaching, Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman will seek to grasp what Professor Lorde meant.  In doing so, this session will explore how and why issues of race and ethnicity inform such a wide range of sociological areas.

Nathaniel Adam Tobias <s>Coleman</s> PhD

About Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman PhD

Educated in Oxford, Paris, and Michigan, Dr Coleman taught social philosophy at University College London and Wadham College, Oxford, where he participated in decolonial social movements.  Dr Coleman is currently co-producing, from a Black Brummie perspective, answers to the question ‘Why is “slavery” wrong?’ He was appointed Britain’s first Research Associate in the philosophy of race at UCL and in 2015 was named UCL Online Communicator of the Year.

Douglas Murray, Author and journalist

Talk details to follow.

Douglas Murray

About Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is an author, journalist and political commentator. He is Associate Editor of The Spectator, Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and founder of the Centre for Social Cohesion. He appears regularly in the media, commentating on issues including neoconservatism, Europe, identity and Islam.