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http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fssl/festival/

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Thinking Futures - The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law

Spaces of dissent 9 November 2013 11:00 - 13:00

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How important is protest in shaping the Bristol we know today?  Should dissenters be commemorated in our museums? Through film, artefacts...

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Crafting: materials, ecologies, economies 8 November 2013 18:00 - 20:30

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Are the widespread recent revivals of the art and craft movement a romanticisation of past worlds, or do they tell us something about our...

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Education and social justice 8 November 2013 17:00 - 19:00

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Bristol is a divided City in terms of the educational opportunities available for young people. It is divided with respect to the private...

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Faith and governance: why local context matters 7 November 2013 18:00 - 20:00

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Debates about faith participation in governance are vigorously contested, but all too regularly the distinctive challenges faced in...

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The politics and aesthetics of gender and global insecurities 7 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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This roundtable addresses the connections between the often masculinised connotations of international security and warfare, and...

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Is sisterhood powerful? 7 November 2013 12:15 - 13:45

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This panel considers the idea of sisterhood in past, present and future feminist thought and activism, including its possibilities and...

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Women's political representation: local, national and international 6 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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Women are numerically under-represented in local and national legislatures across the world. This under-representation matters for reasons...

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Living with poverty 6 November 2013 18:00 - 20:00

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Poverty is stigmatising: attitudes to poverty have hardened and the media frequently reproduces negative stereotypes of the poor. Living...

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Interrogating contemporary masculinities 6 November 2013 12:15 - 13:45

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MP Diane Abbott recently stated that Britain is facing a "crisis in masculinity". Recent media debates on contemporary experiences of...

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Biography and the placenta 5 November 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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Drawing on a study of the biobank held by Children of the 90s, this event will provide a forum for discussing views of the placenta as an...

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Promoting women's safety in Bristol: a public debate 5 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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In March 2013 Bristol became the first UK city to sign the European Charter for equality of women and men in local life. To implement the...

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The Transport Debate 4 November 2013 18:00 - 20:00

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Transport is a hot topic both in Bristol and nationally, with issues around residents’ parking, speed limits and public transport and...

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Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment: in no circumstances? 9 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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This panel discussion will provide an insight into the character of, and background to, the prohibition against torture etc in...

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The Education Debate: A Policy Press roundtable 9 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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Education today is a state of turmoil, with numerous issues being widely debated, but none more so than the widening gap in access to, and...

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10 Years of Terror: A film screening 9 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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The distance from the attacks of 11 September 2001 now gives us an opportunity to reflect on the significance of the events. Common sense...

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Reinventing Journalism 8 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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Making journalism commercially viable in the digital age is a challenge that continues to test publishers around the world. Major media...

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We demand nothing: Materialising the commons 8 November 2012 18:15 - 19:45

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From the Arab Spring and the Spanish Indignados to the global Occupy phenomenon, the past year has seen a multitude of eruptions of...

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Mapping the route from physical activity to health 8 November 2012 17:30 - 19:00

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Changes to our environment are needed to help individuals increase physical activity. This series of mini-lectures will outline Bristol...

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Tackling underachievement through creativity in primary mathematics 8 November 2012 17:00 - 19:00

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This event is a chance to engage actively in some of the work of an on-going research project, that has been tackling underachievement in...

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“Older and…?” 8 November 2012 16:00 - 18:00

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We are living longer and working longer in an uncertain, post-industrial world.  As the pension age rises, can we rethink age, question the...

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Tips for charity fundraising 8 November 2012 16:00 - 17:30

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  This event will highlight new research on donor behaviour. Topics will include the effect of peer donations, gender differences in...

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Explaining the Eurozone Crisis: A Round Table 7 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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This event brings together a panel of experts on European affairs to discuss the events surrounding the eurozone crisis. Taking the form of...

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Everyday racism: The challenges of diversity 7 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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The event will bring together representatives of different minority and migrant groups in Bristol for a frank discussion about racism in...

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Particles, placentas, and plastic: the new politics of non-human life. 7 November 2012 18:00 - 19:30

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New theories in the social sciences and humanities regarding matter and human action are having a profound effect on how we need to...

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Love, living and learning: what 40 000 households can tell us about life in 21st century Britain 7 November 2012 17:00 - 18:30

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This event will introduce the Understanding Society study,  the largest household survey of its kind in the world and set out its potential...

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Changing Constituencies: How Cartography is Changing Britain’s Politics 7 November 2012 13:00 - 14:30

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This lunch time event provides a lecture on the implementation of the new rules for defining Parliamentary constituencies in the UK,...

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Enhancing Muslim engagement in local democratic governance 7 November 2012 13:00 - 18:00

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This event brings together community groups, local policy-makers and academics to reflect on the participation and representation of...

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New Security Futures 6 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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This roundtable event presents a critical discussion of the security choices we face as we enter the second decade of the 21st Century. The...

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Poverty and exclusion – what is the answer? 6 November 2012 18:30 - 20:00

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Poverty and exclusion appears an intractable issue for many people in society.  For many of those trapped, they will live shorter often...

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Using social media in political campaigning 6 November 2012 18:00 - 19:30

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This event discusses the role of social media – such as twitter, blogging, and facebook - in debating policy issues, communicating with the...

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