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.
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.
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.
Religious tolerance, faith and society Sayeeda Warsi, Lawyer, campaigner and member of the House of Lords
Baroness Warsi will explore the role of faith and religion in society today. She will consider the threats associated with secularisation and the importance of viewing faith as a positive power in our society.
About Sayeeda Warsi
Baroness Warsi is a lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords. She was the first female Muslim to serve in the Cabinet and has worked extensively with religious and community leaders to promote faith and religious tolerance within the UK.
Identity and socialisation - who we are and who we can be Dexter Dias QC, Human rights barrister
Using cutting-edge human rights, neuroscientific and psychological research, Dexter Dias QC will introduce you to ten types of human that inhabit your mind and in doing so, explore the links between socialisation and identity.
About Dexter Dias QC
Dexter Dias QC is a barrister who has been instructed in some of the biggest cases of recent years involving human rights, murder, crimes against humanity, terrorism and war crimes.
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.
About Danny Dorling
Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, he has co-authored dozens of books and journals on social inequalities. His work concerns housing, health, employment, education and poverty.
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 and promoting social integration.
About Rachel Brooks
Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. She is also the Executive Editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and author of twelve books. These include ‘Education and Society: Places, Policies, Processes’.