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Free screening of 'Carry Greenham Home' followed by discussion panelWe are delighted to announce that next Tuesday 31 March at 6:30pm there will be a free screening of the movie Carry Greenham Home at the Gulbenkian Cinema as part of the Fifty Years of Feminism Film Season. The film will end with a discussion panel including Laura Hart and Anne Logan (SSPSSR), chaired by Elizabeth Cowie (School of Arts). Filmed by Amanda Richardson and Beeban Kidron, now Baroness Kidron, over...
New Pears Philanthropy Fellow announcedThe UK’s first dedicated philanthropy university teaching post has been appointed at Kent following a £156,000 donation from the Pears Foundation. Dr Triona Fitton will take up the appointment on 1 September. As the first Pears Philanthropy Fellow, she will lead the launch of the University's new MA in Philanthropic Studies, which is due to welcome its first students in January 2016. Based within the Centre for Philanthropy, Dr Fitton will w...
CCP at BASPCAN 9th Congress, EdinburghThe team at the Centre for Child Protection are excited to be holding a workshop and also exhibiting at: BASPCAN Congress 2015: ‘New Directions in Child Protection and Well-being’ at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland 12-15 April 2015 The workshop ‘Child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and grooming -helping young people to protect themselves’ has proven so popular it is already full! Email email@example.com to arrange a...
NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey released todayThe British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, out today, shows a majority of Labour voters support the benefits cap, but there are indications of support for higher spending on the groups hardest hit by the cuts after a long period of decline. Support for more spending on single parents, children and unemployed people, and on welfare in general, is at last on the increase. Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby analysed the data and wrote this year’s chapter on Wel...
Sustainable Urban Development DiscussionPeter Taylor-Gooby chaired the British Academy-Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences joint workshop on Sustainable Urban Development at the British Academy in Carlton House Terrace on 25 March. The discussion drew attention to the contrast between Chinese urban planning as city-led and concerned to advance the city in competition with other cities, and the UK system where local initiatives are set within a much stronger framework of central government control....
Professor David Shemmings Webinar 7pm today register nowCommunity Care Webinar tonight: In this one hour webinar, David will discuss the attachment-related issues that social workers really need to be concerned about, how to apply the theory to cases based on real examples, and offer tips on presenting sound evidence to court. Register here at least 3 hours before the event to ensure your place: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=ev7146x39ly0
Debating the role of philanthropy in higher educationThe last in the series of three debates on the role of philanthropy within UK higher education is being held at the University of Kent's Medway campus on Friday 10 April 2015. Following the success of the debates in Canterbury and Athens, we will once again bring together stakeholders and sceptics to discuss how funding from philanthropic sources contributes to the research, teaching, physical environment and identity of the University of Kent...
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New start time for cultural analysis of Charlie Hebdo massacre by Dr Kaplan, San Diego State Uni. Now 6pm 31/3 http://t.co/OyVnWtADz3
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