Events in Arts and Social Sciences

A ‘Jean Monnet at Lancaster’ research seminar ‘The new Greek government and the European Union’ Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou University of Manchester

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019, 12:00

Tuesday 22nd October, 12.00-1.00 Bowland Hall Meeting Room (off Great Hall Square) Lunch and coffee

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‘The Death of God and the War on Terror’

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019, 19:30

Terry Eagleton explores politics and religion in the 21st century Drinks reception and bookstall Free - all welcome Tickets from Eventbrite

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‘Language, Sign and Sacrament’

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 13:00

Free - all welcome No registration required

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‘PRODUCTIVE ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS: WHY TWITTER IS (EPISTEMICALLY) BETTER THAN FACEBOOK’

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 13:00

Lunchtime Seminars - ALL Welcome DR NATALIE ASHTON POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

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Remembering

Date: Monday 28 October 2019, 19:30

Yvonne Battle-Felton reads and discusses, with Andy Tate, her novel Remembered The Storey Drinks reception and bookstall Free - all welcome Tickets from Eventbrite

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‘NON-INTERFERENCE, FREEDOM, AND ABILITY: HOW THE VALUE OF FREEDOM CAN DETERMINE WHAT FREEDOM IS’

Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019, 13:00

Lunchtime Seminars - ALL Welcome PIETRO INTROPI STIPENDIARY LECTURER IN POLITICS ST ANNE’S COLLEGE, OXFORD

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Light up Lancaster: "Light up the Earth – Reflecting on our Planet"

Date: Friday 01 November 2019, 17:30

A joint initiative by the Department of Languages and Cultures, the Lancaster Environment Centre, and the Physics Department for the 2019 "Light up Lancaster" festival

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Andrew McMillan Public Reading

Date: Tuesday 05 November 2019, 18:00

Andrew McMillan’s debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers’ award (2014). It was shortlisted the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015. Most recently physical has been translated into Norwegian (Aschehoug, 2017), a bi-lingual French edition, Le Corps Des Hommes (Grasset, 2018) and Galician (A Chan da Polvora, 2019). His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph and a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.

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UNDERSTANDING IGNORANCE ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Date: Wednesday 06 November 2019, 13:00

Lunchtime Seminars - ALL Welcome PROFESSOR DANIEL DENICOLA CHAIR OF PHILOSOPHY GETTYSBURG COLLEGE & JOHN FOSTER ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN PHILOSOPHY LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

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"From Albinism in Africa to the Lancashire Witches" - Public Lecture by Dr Charlotte Baker

Date: Wednesday 06 November 2019, 18:00

A special Public Lecture on the occasion of the Festival of Social Science 2019

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Lancaster Words 2019

Date: Thursday 07 November 2019, 17:00

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Event for schools: "Beyond the Lancashire Witches: 1612-2019"

Date: Friday 08 November 2019, 10:00

Free event for schools organised by Dr Charlotte Baker as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science 2019

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‘POST-MILLENNIALS IN THE UK AND USA: BELIEFS, VALUES, IDENTITIES AND BELONGING’

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 13:00

Lunchtime Seminars - ALL Welcome PROFESSOR LINDA WOODHEAD DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

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‘WHAT DOES THE POLISH ELECTION MEAN FOR EUROPE?'

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 13:00

A joint event with the Lancaster University Jean Monnet Centre PROFESSOR ALEKS SZCZERBIAK PROFESSOR OF POLITICS & CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

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Open Seminar

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 14:00

Sundhya Walther (Manchester) and Aroosa Kanwal (Islamabad) Free - all welcome No registration required

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Open Seminar

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 14:00

Open Seminar Andrew Lacey and Antonia Spencer Free - all welcome No registration required

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Postgraduate Open Day

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 14:00

Lancaster University Postgraduate Open Days

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Lania Knight Public Reading

Date: Tuesday 03 December 2019, 18:00

Lania Knight lives in Cheltenham, England. She’s a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Gloucestershire. She has a PhD in Creative Writing/Fiction from University of Missouri. Her first book, Three Cubic Feet, was a 2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Debut Fiction. Buy the book here. Her second book, Remnant, was published by Burlesque Press in late March 2018.

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SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN: SECTS, SPACES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY’

Date: Wednesday 04 December 2019, 13:00

Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion (PPR) A joint event with the Richardson Institute’s Project on Sectarianism, Proxies, & De-sectarianisation DR EDWARD WASTNIDGE LECTURER IN POLITICS & IR OPEN UNIVERSITY & DR SIMON MABON SENIOR LECTURER IN IR LANCASTER UNIVERSITY & MAY DARWICH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN IR DURHAM UNIVERSITY

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America

Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 19:30

Paul Muldoon reads and discusses, with Tony Sharpe, his landmark poem ‘American Standard’ The Storey Free - all welcome Drinks reception and bookstall Tickets from Eventbrite

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Grace and Redemption

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020, 13:00

Terry Eagleton and Keith Hanley Venue tbc Free - all welcome No registration required

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Zoe Gilbert Public Reading

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020, 18:00

Zoe Gilbert is the author of Folk (Bloomsbury, 2018), which was shortlisted for the 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize. Her short stories have won prizes including the Costa Short Story Award, and have appeared in many journals and anthologies, as well as on BBC Radio 4. She has travelled to China and South Korea on writing projects for the British Council, and is completing a PhD exploring folk tales new short fiction. She is the co-director of London Lit Lab, and also teaches creative writing at Arvon Foundation and the British Library. She lives near the sea in Kent.

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Inaugural Lecture

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020, 19:30

Professor Mark Knight gives an inaugural lecture Free - all welcome Drinks reception Tickets from Eventbrite

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Sci Fi: Word and Image

Date: Wednesday 05 February 2020, 14:00

Benoit Peeters and Brian Baker on visualising science fiction Venue tbc Free - all welcome No registration required

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Rowan Williams explores the relationship between literature and theology

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 19:30

Rowan Williams explores the relationship between literature and theology Free - all welcome Drinks reception and bookstall Tickets from Eventbrite

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Tade Thompson Public Reading

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020, 18:00

Tade Thompson lives and works in the South of England. He is the author of ROSEWATER books, the MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE books, and MAKING WOLF, as well as the short stories THE APOLOGISTS, YARD DOG, and other works. He is a multiple winner of the Nommo Award, winner of the Golden Tentacle award at the Kitsches, a John W. Campbell Award finalist, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, a Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist, and a nominee for both the British Fantasy Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His hobbies include jazz, visual arts, martial arts, comics and pretending he will ever finish his TBR stack. He has been shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2019.

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Mapping Literary Texts

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 14:00

Mapping Literary Texts Sally Bushell, James Butler, Duncan Hay, and Rebecca Hutcheon Free - all welcome No registration required

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Aphra Behn and Widdow Ranter

Date: Wednesday 04 March 2020, 14:00

Elaine Hobby, Loughborough University Free - all welcome No registration required

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Poetry, Now and Then

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020, 19:30

Poetry, Now and Then Paul Farley and Paul Muldoon in conversation with Liz Oakley-Brown Free - all welcome Drinks reception and bookstall Tickets from Eventbrite

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Comics in the 19th Century: A Forgotten History

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020, 19:30

‘Comics in the 19th Century: A Forgotten History’ -Benoit Peeters explores the history of comics and graphic novels Free - all welcome Drinks reception and bookstall Tickets from Eventbrite

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Two days of interdisciplinary events exploring the past, present and future of the human relationship with the Earth's subsurface.

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020, 16:00

Down there: thinking the subsurface of a warming planet with Karen Pinkus, Cornell University All welcome

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Two days of interdisciplinary events exploring the past, present and future of the human relationship with the Earth's subsurface.

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020, 10:00

Subsurface Futures: an interdisciplinary workshop Numbers limited please contact bron@lancaster.ac.uk

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