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Feb 23

GCSJ Seminar series: Irreversible enlightenments

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Eventbrite

At least from Hegel on, indeed perhaps since Plato and Aristotle, philosophers have cherished the idea of a form of rational progress that is rationally irreversible

Feb 22

Economics seminar series - Inflation: Price Shocks, Profits and Conflict

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:30

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Inflation in the UK reached their highest rates in 2022 and 2023 for three decades, putting an end to over a decade of historically low interest rates and pushing many into a cost of living crisis with poverty deepening for many. Drawing from recent publications, the seminar explores evidence based understanding of recent hikes in inflation and the distributional conflict between wages and profit that ensue.

Feb 19

Open Politics webinar series: Are you influential? How to have your voice heard in Parliament (Part 2)

Monday, February 19, 2024 - 18:00 to 19:00

Online via MS Teams

This interactive workshop is the second in a two-part series and will assume you have attended the first part on February 7. It will help you develop a deeper understanding of how to raise the issues which mean the most to you.

Feb 8

Book launch - Tobias Smollett After 300 Years

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:00

Online via MS Teams

Tobias Smollett After 300 Years offers a collection of essays on one of the great literary figures of the eighteenth century: the Scottish writer, Tobias Smollett (1721–1771). Join the contributors to the book as they take this opportunity to reflect on Smollett’s life, writing and reputation.

Feb 7

Open Politics webinar series: Our community, Your Parliament: An Introduction to Parliament (Part 1)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 18:00 to 19:00

Online via MS Teams

This interactive workshop is the first in a two-part series. It will look at the work of Parliament, who works there, what both Houses do and answer those questions you may have but hadn’t had the opportunity to ask.

Jan 26

Global Extinction Rebellion Research

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 13:00 to 16:00

Online, The Open University

The seminar invites short papers from scholars across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences who are currently researching and writing about the Extinction Rebellion movement, as well as cross-fertilising and intersecting climate activist networks, like Fridays for Future or Just Stop Oil.

Nov 17

Community-led Policy Innovation for Local Food-Growing

Friday, November 17, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00


Community-led Policy Innovation for Local Food-Growing is a seminar that will present a pilot study funded by the OSC programme.

Nov 16

Economics seminar series: Quo Vadis Development Studies? Changing dynamics in a contested field

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 12:30 to 14:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Drawing from recent publications below, the seminar explores the role of critical development policies, and emergent theoretical paradigms.

Nov 9

Online Drama Festival: Nick Dear, Frankenstein (Royal National Theatre 2011)

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 14:30 to 17:00


We warmly invite you to attend this year’s Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) online drama festival. The event will feature a discussion and viewing of Frankenstein, Nick Dear’s stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

Oct 25

Economics seminar series: Sovereign Debt and Feminist Political Economy

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

OU Economics is proud to celebrate a recently published collaborative book on feminism and sovereign debt, edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (CONICET) and Mariana Rulli (UNRN).

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