Radical Change with Raewyn Connell

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Jane Harrison Room

Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Sidgwick Avenue

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Raewyn Connell is one of Australia's leading social scientists, Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney and a life member of the National Tertiary Education Union. She is the author of Southern Theory, Masculinities, and most recently The Good University (Zed books 2019).

At this event, Raewyn will discuss the shape and sources of our problems in higher education, local and global; the resources (some unexpected) that we have for dealing with them; and post-colonial, democratic pathways into a different future. Her conversation partner will be Dr Manali Desai, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Newham College.

This event will take place from 4:30-6pm in the Jane Harrison Room at Newnham College, Cambridge. This is a ground floor room and there is step free access. If you are a wheelchair user, blue badge holder, or have other access requirements, please email communications@sociology.cam.ac.uk so we can ensure your needs are met.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception from 6-7pm on the Pavillion Terrace.


The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change (Zed books 2019)

"The higher education industry might seem like it’s booming, with over 200 million students in universities and colleges worldwide and funds flowing in like never before. But the truth is that these institutions have never been unhappier places to work. Corporate-style management, cost-cutting governments, mobilisations by angry students and strikes by a disgruntled workforce have taken their toll — in almost every country around the world. It’s no wonder that there is talk of ‘universities in crisis.’

But what should a ‘good university’ look like? In this inspiring new work, Raewyn Connell asks us to consider just that, challenging us to rethink the fundamentals of what universities do. Drawing on the examples offered by pioneering universities and educational reformers around the world, Connell outlines a practical vision for how our universities can become both more engaging and more productive places, driven by social good rather than profit, helping to build fairer societies."

https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/the-good-university/

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Newnham College, University of Cambridge

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