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    Professor Jessop: Plenary Lecture on Marx and Polanyi

    Bob Jessop gave a plenary lecture on "Marx and Polanyi" at the Karl Polanyi Conference in Linz, Austria, on January 11; on 18 January, he gave the keynote speech at the DiscourseNet Winter School in Valencia, Spain.

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    Project Shortlisted in Project Excellence

    Lancaster Sociology project "Children, Young People and Flooding, recovery and resilience"has been shortlisted in the Building Resilience category of the Project Excellence Awards.

  • Social Work Student reaches Apprentice of the Year Final

    Claire Austin, a Social Work Postgraduate student has been put through to the final three because of her outstanding contribution to the Women’s Community Matters Center, Barrow while on her placement for her master in Social Work.

  • Call for Papers: Home futures: towards a critical feminist geography of housing, ageing and health

    Home is a complex topic: a social, physical and emotional environment supportive of personal identity that may mitigate isolation and loneliness associated with significant physical and mental health risks in older age. As societies around the world face unprecedented social, economic and political pressures alongside socio-demographic transformations, housing models are evolving and some are proposing citizen-led innovations in social and material design that challenge mainstream ways of doing/living, including women-only senior groups. By providing alternatives to traditional housing development practices and to living alone, these modes of action and living may enhance individual and collective well-being while ageing in place by facilitating forms of mutual-care and companionship alongside independence, empowerment and engagement. They may also generate new power asymetries or exclusions. These developments are not limited to the Global North and span a range of spatial scales and cultural practices. The critical theoretical and empirical questions they raise are only beginning to be explored- and in this session, we want to bring some of these strands of thought together.

  • An invitation to Lancaster’s Intellectual Party/Summer conference, 26th-27th June 2017.

    This two day event runs from the 26th to 27th of June 2017 and is a fantastic opportunity to meet with research students from around the world, discuss your work in a friendly and encouraging environment and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff. The Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun as well!

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    Attack on the drones: the creeping privatisation of our urban airspace By Dr Bradley L Garrett and Dr Adam Fish

    We woke up before dawn and caught the first train to Waterloo, so we could capture some aerial footage in the early morning London light with no one around. We were interested in using a drone to get a vantage point that no rooftop could offer, looking down on the under-renovation South Bank Tower.

  • Extreme storms warning

    Storms worse than Storm Desmond could happen in the next decade, the floods boss of the Environment Agency told an audience at Lancaster University