The Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences is an annual, weeklong series of […]
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One-day workshop focussing on education, featuring keynote speaker Hilary Wainwright, author of Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy.
This event, run jointly by The University of Nottingham and the Papplewick Pumping Station Trust, aims to engage the general public with social sciences research in understanding the precarious nature of the world’s supply of usable water. It features a screening of the powerful documentary ‘Last Call at the Oasis’, which brings into focus water sustainability issues, followed by panel discussion, led by Professor Pat Thomson, which delves deeper into the issues presented in the film.
There are growing concerns about consequences of social media, cyberbullying, data privacy and online behaviour on users, especially children and young people. We will explore these issues and promote digital literacy using an innovative format that brings people together and facilitates reflection on digital rights.
The evening will be introduced by Dr Kathryn Almack, who will speak about her research exploring end of life experiences and care needs in the lives of older LGBT people; a UK-based project funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care. This will be followed by a screening of Gen Silent, a critically-acclaimed US documentary, which explores real-life issues facing older LGBT people in later life and towards the end of life.