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FINAL REMINDER - SPRC 25th Anniversary Event

Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 from 14:00 to 18:30 (GMT)

FINAL REMINDER - SPRC 25th Anniversary Event

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SPRC 25th Anniversary Event 2.00-5.00pm Ended Free  
Prof Louise Ryan’s professorial lecture and buffet 5.00-6.30pm Ended Free  
BOTH SPRC 25th Anniversary Event & Prof Louise Ryan's professorial lecture and buffet 2.00-6.30pm Ended Free  

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Wednesday 4 March 2015
Venue: Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 3, the Burroughs, London NW4 4AX

The event is free but it is essential to pre-book a place.

Social Policy Research Centre, at Middlesex University, is celebrating 25 years (1990-2015) at the cutting edge of researching diversity, migration  and inequalities.  To mark this occasion we are organising a one-day event on Wednesday 4th March to celebrate the work of the centre over the last quarter of a century.  We are also inviting some of the founder members to reflect on the achievements of the centre.  There will be presentations from the staff team highlighting our particular contribution to work on family migration policies, migrant children and education, engaging with diverse communities, visual mapping of changing populations, working with ethnic minority and women’s organisation. In addition, we will also take this opportunity to launch a series of new books by member of the SPRC team. The event will be followed by Prof Louise Ryan’s inaugural lecture on Getting worked up about Networks: how to make friends and influence people’.

Buffet and drinks will be provided afterwards.

Click here to see the full programme.



 School of Law


Inaugural Professorial Lecture




The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Waqar Ahmad and the Dean of the School of Law, Professor Joshua Castellino, invite you to an Inaugural Lecture by Professor Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre, Criminology and Sociology Department, entitled:

'Getting worked up about Networks: how to make friends and influence people'

Date and Time

Wednesday 4th March 2015, 16:30-19:30.


Middlesex University

Room C211, 2nd Floor, College Building

The Burroughs, Hendon, London

NW4 4BT.

Event Schedule

16:30 – 17:00 Reception drinks, Second Floor Mezzanine, College Building

17:00 – 18:00 Lecture, Room C211, College Building

18:00 – 19:30 Buffet and Drinks, Second Floor Mezzanine, College Building


We live in what has been described as a 'networked society'. Advances in on-line technology have created opportunities for us all to connect with larger networks of 'friends' world-wide.  But what does this mean in practice? How do friendship networks emerge and evolve over time? In this presentation, Prof Ryan draws upon over a decade of research with different migrant groups to explore the processes of network formation and change. In particular, she considers how her own qualitative approach to network analysis can shed new insights into the meaning of social ties to a diverse range of people across national borders.


Louise Ryan, graduated from University College Cork with a PhD in Sociology in 1992. Since then she has worked in several UK universities including UCL before joining Middlesex University in 2004.  She has published widely on migration, gender and social networks. Her work has appeared in leading international journals such as Sociology, International Migration, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Global Networks. She has authored/ edited 7 books including her most recent co-edited book: Migrant Capital: Networks, Identities, Strategies (Louise Ryan, Umut Erel and Alessio D'Angelo) Palgrave, 2015 Louise is currently working on a large, 5-year, FP7 project (with Dr. Alessio D'Angelo) on Early School Leaving in the EU.

Do you have questions about FINAL REMINDER - SPRC 25th Anniversary Event? Contact Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University

When & Where

Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 3
The Burroughs
NW4 4AX London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 from 14:00 to 18:30 (GMT)

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