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Keele University is delighted to be hosting a calendar of exciting public events, ranging from our programme of Inaugural Lectures given by newly established Professors within the University, to live poetry readings, concerts and official ceremonies.
For subject-specific public lectures please view our public lectures page.
8th December - Raven Mason Open Day
The Exhibition may be viewed free of charge at
The Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall, Keele University ST5 5BG
between the hours of 10am – 4pm
For more information about the collection visit Raven Mason Collection
11th December - Professor Bill Dixon Inaugural Lecture
Why criminology? Understanding a little more and condemning a little less
Wednesday 11th December 2013
Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building
In February 1993 the then Prime Minister, John Major, told the Mail on Sunday that when it came to crime society needed to ‘condemn a little more and understand a little less’. Now, some 20 years later, it is clear that Major’s words struck a chord. Like many others, our society has made a virtue of vindictiveness. The search for insight is seen as at best a distraction, at worst a tacit endorsement of wrongdoing. In this lecture.
Professor Dixon will draw on his own experiences of condemnation and understanding, as well as research he has done on policing and racially motivated offending in the UK and South Africa, to argue that criminologists must make the case for doing the opposite: for understanding a little more and condemning a little less.
22nd - 23rd March - Qualitative Research Conference
Qualitative Research Conference
'Daring to Make an Impact:
Dynamic Qualitative Research'
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd March 2014
This dynamic, interdisciplinary conference will offer a range of qualitative methodologies and viewpoints and aims to support the cross-fertilisation of ideas and 'disturbing disciplinary boundaries' (Gergen & Gergen, 2004).
We are delighted to have 5 keynote speakers of national repute who are considered to be very much at the cutting edge of qualitative research and who are highly respected in this field. Their specialisms are an intriguing mix of narrative, autoethnographic, phenomenological, performative, discourse and IPA approaches to research.
Our confirmed keynote speakers are:
Professor Carla Willig
Dr Kip Jones
Dr Michael Larkin
Professor Michael Murray
Professor Andrew Sparkes
The conference programme will be an energetic mix of keynote presentations, research papers and research related workshops. There will be an opportunity to hear a panel of keynote speakers discuss some of the key issues of the day. The conference will be held on the Keele University campus with its award winning conference facilities, beautiful grounds and Grade II listed Keele Hall.
We warmly welcome researchers, practitioners and students from all disciplines with an interest or passion for qualitative research, whether relatively new to the field or very experienced.
Research papers and workshops: we very much encourage research papers and workshops with a research or qualitative methodological focus. For further details please click onto the abstract submission link tab.
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