Following on from our successful Brexit and Sociological Imagination courses, the Social Science Centre Manchester is pleased to announce our next short course: The Meaning of Trump. Many explanations have been posed for his unexpected victory, and many predictions have been made as to what will come next. Some of these are convincing, some less so. One thing is for sure: American politics won’t be the same again. But what is the meaning of Trump? What does he mean to us? What does he mean for the world, and for the future? We don’t know, but we’d like to find out.
The course will take place over the space of five weeks, every Friday, from the 20th January (the night of Trump’s inauguration) onwards. Sessions take place at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester City Centre between 6pm and 7:30.
The SSCM is a learner-led coop focusing on providing free higher education based around the specific needs and interests of attendees – as such, there will be no prearranged subject matter and no pre-established positions. The course content will be designed cooperatively during the first week’s session. Attendees are encouraged to bring along thoughts, theories, questions, worries and concerns which we will seek to address together over the course of a month.