Future-forming interdisciplinary research

The John Urry Memorial Lecture


The inaugural John Urry Memorial Lecture celebrates the life of Lancaster University’s eminent Sociologist, Distinguished Professor John Urry. John Urry was an influential scholar who has shaped several fields of sociology and was Co-director of the Institute for Social Futures. He died suddenly on 18 March 2016. The John Urry memorial lecture is held in his memory to generate and debate the big ideas in society.

In this inaugural John Urry Memorial Lecture, Professor Saskia Sassen explores the search for a mix of categories which have enabled her to capture and conceptualise conditions that cut across established categories, finding configurations that lack a recognised formal ‘home’ – an established specialised sub-discipline.

Professor Sassen will also cite how leading international and Lancaster University sociologist, the late Professor John Urry, stimulated a major contribution to the range of sub-disciplines through his wide-ranging work and opened up the field for new generations of researchers to ask new types of questions.


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Thursday 26th April 2018
Tea and coffee served from 5.30pm, with the lecture beginning at 6pm
Lancaster University Management School Hub
This event is free and tickets can be booked here. 
You can also email public-events@lancaster.ac.uk or call 01524 592994 to book.


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