Sound Bites mini lectures

Social Worlds Sound Bites will be a series of ten-minute lectures at Leicester's New Walk Museum, each lunchtime, during the ESRC Festival of Social Science 3 - 7 November 2014.
Date 3-7 November 2014
Session Duration One hour (1pm-2pm)
Venue New Walk Museum
Fee No charge/Free
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Drop in on 7 November

See the world through fresh eyes - Social Worlds Sound Bites brings you a series of mini-lectures each lunchtime during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Looking at everyday objects, University of Leicester Social Scientists will share their intriguing perspectives in these short, pithy lectures.

Each day, the mini-lectures will take on different aspects of our daily lives: childhood and how we learn, identity and appearance, how we buy and what we consume, our working lives and our real politics.

Is a tin of soup a comfort food or a poverty indicator? The AK47, a soviet bestseller or insurgency tool?

Bring your lunch, and start to see these objects, and our world, in a whole new way.

Monday 3 November 2014 Work and Time - Discover a new perspective on the till; the clock; the cotton bobbin; the CV; and the hashtag
Tuesday 4 November 2014 Identity and Belonging - Discover a new perspective on breasts; the suit; the mirror; and the shipping container
Wednesday 5 November 2014 Commerce and Consumption - Discover a new perspective on the AK47; legal drugs; the bottle of water; and the tin of soup
Thursday 6 November 2014 Education and Childhood - Discover a new perspective on plastic fish; the rocking horse; the hoodie; the multiple choice test; and the open door
Friday 7 November 2014 Real Politics - Discover a new perspective on kitten heels; the mobile phone; the nuclear bomb; the passport; and the census form 

These events are free to attend, but space is limited - please book here.

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