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Manchester 14th September: Come along to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE) from 7pm for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and a talk from Julian Edge about 'News Stories and Popular Fiction'… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE



Edinburgh 28th September: Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to listen to Prof Ray Miller's talk - 'Happiness Revisited: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments'... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE




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Podcast: Real Time Document of One to One Teaching in Digital Literacies

This is the first one to one IT teaching session after moving from a group drop in model which proved to be too problematic to work with.  The podcast is a real time document of the problems an 82 year old women – Bella Stewart – encountered with using her laptop computer.  Alex Dunedin walks through the problems and solutions that were apparent at the time.  Read more

The Pornography of Benefits Street; Comments on Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times by Prof Sarah Green

Professor Sarah Green works in Helsinki, having moved from Manchester last August to the faculty of Social Sciences to teach and do research on Social and Cultural Anthropology. Green’s field of study, borders and border dynamics has led her to question old theories on the matter. Green sees borders more as a phenomenon that is in the minds and realities of the people who move and stay put. “I prefer to talk about interfaces rather than borders,” she says.

Here are her comments on Imogen Tyler’s Keynote lecture “Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times” which was given as the Annual Lecture for The Sociological Review on 20 February 2015. She was one of the guest speakers and reflected the importance of the content:

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