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Birkbeck's Big Ideas: Joy and Sorrow in Our Time with Professor Lynne Segal (Finsbury Park)

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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Join us for the inaugural Big Ideas at City & Islington College's Centre for Lifelong Learning, and come prepared for interesting discussion and fascinating research!

 

What is Birkbeck's Big Ideas?

A series of thought provoking FREE events, designed to inspire and bring world class Birkbeck academics to the local community, with this latest installment from Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor at the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London. 

 

About the Talk

Joyful times are almost always dependent on some form of collectivity, while melancholy, and the rising rates of depression we hear so much about today, are essentially inward looking. The key ideas Professor Segal will explore suggest that you can never overcome sorrow without looking outwards, affirming our relation to the world, though we should also know that joy and sorrow are each inescapable, and need to be understood together.

 

Who is Lynne Segal?

Lynne Segal is a Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She has written many books on gender, masculinity, sexual difference, love and sexuality, feminism, ageing, the ties between personal life and politics. Her two most recent books are Making Trouble: Life and Politics and Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing. Her next book, Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy will be published in November, 2017.

 

The event is FREE and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to this Birkbeck's Big Idea event!

 

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City & Islington College
Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
London, Gt Lon N4 2DG

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)


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