Life and Society

Looking at all aspects of life and society, both here in Lancaster and around the world.

A Bite of Chinese Culture, Lancaster Square

Sample a taste of Chinese culture with the Confucius Institute. Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea and make your own dumplings, try your hand at calligraphy or learn your first words in Mandarin. But watch out for our lions!

TEDx Village, Great Hall Foyer

TEDx aims to spark conversations and create connections through events held all over the world. Come and take part in a global phenomenon, right here.

DEMAND Centre, FASS Meeting Room 1

An exhibition about society and energy. What is energy for? What is normal room temperature? What did the Lancaster power cut reveal about our dependence on energy?

Does Marketing Work on Me? Faraday Foyer

Does marketing work on you? Come and see for yourself with a range of activities hosted by students from the Lancaster University Management School.

Voices from the Shadows: Gender and Identity in the Religious Sphere, Chaplaincy Centre

A panel discussion on the experiences of women, trans, and non-binary folks in faith communities. All are welcome, of any faith or none. At 11.30am

Money for Madagascar, Chaplaincy Centre

Crafts and activities for all ages. Learn more about Madagascar and how we can make a difference

Men who Experience Sexual Violence from Women (Mature Audiences Only), Bowland North Seminar Room 7.

These ‘hidden’ crimes are rarely discussed, so find out more in today’s session, including the results from a new survey which is the first of its kind conducted in the UK. Talks begin at 1pm and 3pm.

Blackouts and Social Future, Bowland North Seminar Room 9

Remember Storm Desmond? Come and experience the darkness once more and think about what future disruption may be like. How will we cope in the future?

Flood Snakes and Ladders, Bowland North Seminar Room 10

What would it be like if your home was flooded? Play along with us and find out how you would cope if you got flooded and how flooding affects children and their families. Games at 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm.

iFamily, Bowland North Seminar Room 16

Ever wondered what philosophers actually do? We will help you to understand what really makes you eat what you eat, and do what you do - and why cabbages are interesting

We Can ALL Do Pink! Bowland North Seminar Room 22

Is prink really for girls and blue for boys? Join us as we ‘think pink’ and explore gender roles in early years life and education.

Sex in Advertising: Attention, Arousal, Appropriateness (Mature Audiences Only) Talk at 2.15pm in Bowland North Seminar Room 15

Dr Leslie Hallam from the Department of Psychology will look at how successfully ‘sex sells’.

Psychoanalysing a Killer: Talk at 2pm in Bowland North Seminar Room 17 

What makes certain people kill? Who are they, and are they different from the rest of us?

Measuring Violence to End Violence: Talk at 3pm in Bowland North Seminar Room 17

Dr Jude Towers looks at ways of measuring violence and how these can be used to inform interventions the government and police.

Catching a Killer (Mature Audiences Only) Talk at 1pm in Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre 

In this talk, Dr Hardaker outlines the field of Forensic Linguistics, and presents a real-life murder case.

Lie to Me: How far can we really detect deception? Talk at 3pm in Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre

Find out more about the main methods of spotting liars and find out how well these methods work. Includes a live polygraph test!

Meet Lancashire Police, Bigforth Drive 

Lancashire Police will be showcasing some of the hugely varied aspects of their work. Come and find out more about routes into the police and see a canine unit in action!

Lancashire Fire Service, Sports Centre 

Take a look at some of the equipment used to tackle fires with the Lancashire Fire Service, including a fire engine and a heat-seeking drone.