Research Events at SPIRE

Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded seminar series. 

SPIRE Seminar Series (Spring 2016):

Martin Farr (Newcastle University): Margaret Thatcher’s World,
24 February 2016, 16:00-17:30 Room: CBA 1.103

Marc Shelhase (King’s College, London): Reason is just one Letter away from Treason: Exploring Risk in Defence Procurement
9 March 2016, 16:00-17:30, Room: CBA 1.103

Adam Morton (University of Sydney): The Architecture of Passive Revolution: State, Society and Space in Mexico
16 March 2016,16:30-18:00, Room CBA 1.103

Graham Smith (Westminster University): Designing Democracy for the Long Term: Institutional Innovation and Climate Change
13 April 2016, 16:00-17:30, Room: CBA 1.103

There are regular guest lectures and research colloquia that are open to all members of the university and to the wider community.  This includes: