Kick-start your 2020 with two ILAS Grand Challenges lectures

We have FOUR Grand Challenges lectures to look forward to in the first half of 2020 with two coming early in the year.

Nicola Rollock

On Thursday 30 January we are delighted to be welcoming Dr Nicola Rollock to Keele.

Dr Nicola Rollock is an academic, consultant and public speaker specialising in racial justice in education and the workplace.

Her lecture, 'Eyes wide shut: does UK higher education care about racial justice?' will be in the Keele Hall Ballroom at 1.00pm with refreshments from 12.30pm.

For more information and to register, visit the ILAS website here.

Tim Lang

On Wednesday 5 February, it will be our pleasure to welcome Professor Tim Lang to Keele.

Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at the Centre for Food Policy, City University of London

His lecture, 'Is the UK food secure? Does it matter?' will be in the Salvin Room, Keele Hall at 6.00pm with refreshments in the Great Hall from 5.30pm.

For more information and to register, visit the ILAS website here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

We also have two further Grand Challenges lectures to look forward to in the Spring with Andrew Copson on March 4th and Professor Tom McLeish on March 11th.  For more information and to register, visit the Events page of the ILAS website here.

And don't forget we have our 5th Postgraduate Conference to look forward to on Wednesday April 29th which also sees the launch of the new Keele Doctoral Academy (KDA).  

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All Keele postgraduate students are invited to share their work in progress and present their research, dissertation project and course-related posters to a cross disciplinary audience of peers, students and staff. Participants are expected to present their work as a poster, although artefacts or performances were also encouraged. This is a different and alternative opportunity in addition to those available within the faculties and research institutes and the challenge here is to communicate your work in an accessible and inspiring way to an informed, but non-specialist audience.

The conference provides postgraduate students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in sharing their work beyond their own field and most importantly to hear and learn more about the diverse range of work being undertaken in different fields and from different perspectives. In this way, their conversations and interactions will encourage new ideas and fresh ways of thinking about their work. The conference also includes the Keele Three Minute Thesis Competition and the return of our popular Bake your Doctorate Competition.

Register to take part or come along, support colleagues and enjoy the programme!  Full details on the ILAS website here.