Date & time

Mon, 25 Nov 2024
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£25.50 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students

This outstanding enrichment day for enthusiastic A-level Sociology students is back in London this autumn! In a cutting-edge and inspiring programme, leading sociologists, academics and media personalities will address a range of challenging and powerful questions on how society functions, the factors which influence our choices and how we experience life. Presenting a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in today’s big sociological issues, this day will take students beyond their classroom experience, and leave them buzzing with new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Programme & speakers

Globalisation and society Anthony Giddens, Sociologist

Drawing on his extensive research, Professor Lord Anthony Giddens will discuss his holistic view of modern society and globalisation, and explore why it is now more important than ever to re-examine our understanding of these crucial issues.

Anthony Giddens

About Professor Lord Anthony Giddens

Professor Lord Anthony Giddens is one of the most prominent figures in modern sociology, particularly known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern society. He has lectured at universities across the globe and published widely, his books having been translated into 40 languages.

What's so sociological about disability? Tom Shakespeare CBE, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Tom will show how ‘disability’ is ripe for sociological analysis, from the point of view of medical sociology, social policy, cultural sociology, or political sociology. But it’s not just an academic issue; it’s about changing lives and transforming the world.


Tom Shakespeare CBE

About Professor Sir Tom Shakespeare CBE

Tom Shakespeare is a Professor of Disability Research. His primary research interests are in disability studies, medical sociology, and social and ethical aspects of genetics. He has focused on qualitative research about the lives of disabled people and the barriers that they face and led projects about disability and sexuality.

What is to be done about gender-based violence? Marian Duggan, University of Kent

This session explores the complexities inherent in recognising, responding to, and reducing gender-based violence. We’ll explore the impact of an increasingly digital world on the links between online and offline gender-based harms. We’ll also examine the strengths and limitations of criminal justice approaches to violence against women to assess whether increased criminalisation can keep people safe.

Marian Duggan

About Dr Marian Duggan

Marian Duggan is Reader in Criminology at the University of Kent and Publications Chair for the British Society of Criminology. Dr Duggan researches UK-based sexual and domestic violence prevention policies and initiatives, including Clare’s Law. She has published a selection of books, chapters and journal articles on domestic violence, hate crime, homophobia and victim policy.

How has Black Lives Matter affected racism in education? Professor Kalwant Bhopal

This lecture will explore the impact of Black Lives Matter on education. It will argue that Black Lives Matter created a backlash which worked to perpetuate a system of white supremacy in education.

Professor Kalwant Bhopal

About Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on processes of racism, exclusion and marginalisation in white spaces. Her book, White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society, came out in 2018 and her most recent book, Race and Education, has just been published.

Religion and me, religion and we! Lisa Oakley, University of Chester

How might religion be related to your sense of self or your social identity and wellbeing? How might reading about religion in the media impact how religion is thought about, discussed and the lives of those who identify as religious? This talk will explore these topics and challenge us to think more about how theory works in reality and how understanding the groups we belong to and the media can help us explore religion and society.

Lisa Oakley

About Professor Lisa Oakley

Lisa Oakley is a deputy programme leader at the University of Chester, a member of various national working groups and a Chartered Psychologist. Her main teaching areas include cognitive development, safeguarding of children, qualitative research methods and the psychology of religion and diversity. She has previously chaired the Church of England’s task group on spiritual abuse and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.