Category Archives: Events

The Arts and Humanities: Endangered Species?

The current reforms to education suggest that it is no longer self-evident that universities should be funded on the basis of being significant cultural institutions, existing for the public good. An event sponsored by the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) on Friday, 25 February, seeks to articulate why and how the arts and humanities have been historically understood to matter, and how the symbiotic structure of teaching, research and practice enable universities to have an extraordinary cultural reach. Continue reading

LSE Event: Debating the CSR

To cut or not to cut? Debating the comprehensive spending review

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LSE Public Lecture

The Human Economy: an ongoing international project

LSE Departments of Anthropology and Geography and Environment public lecture

Date: Thursday 27 January 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Keith Hart
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

Eminent anthropologist Keith Hart will be talking about his book, The Human Economy, which gives readers a new economic perspective, covering topics ranging from globalisation to corporate social responsibility.

Keith Hart is emeritus professor at Goldsmith’s College and honorary professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first
come, first served basis. For any queries email
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LSE Public Debate – “Big Society and Social Policy in Britain”: A Panel Discussion

Department of Social Policy / STICERD Public Debate – “Big Society and Social Policy in Britain”: A Panel Discussion

Date: 27th January 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8pm
Venue: Old Theatre
Speakers: Professor David Lewis, Karl Wilding, Frances Crook, Rory Stewart.
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand, LSE
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.For further information regarding the event please view|, or click here| (PDF) to view the full details.
Should you have any queries regarding the event please email Maria Schlegel:

Prof. Nicola Miller, ‘Humanities & Social Sciences Matter’ Convenor, interviewed on Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News last night interviewed Professor Nicola Miller at length on the implications of the Government’s Higher Education funding proposals. Professor Miller argued that the Coalition Government’s plans to twin tuition fee changes with the cut to the humanities and social science Block Teaching Grant would profoundly destabilise the UK’s Higher Education system; reduce university departments’ ability to plan for the long-term; and undermine the world-class basis of British university teaching, student experience and research.

Debating with Conservative MP Damian Hinds, (and on the Education Select Committee), the MP said he “didn’t really understand” the points Professor Miller was making.

You can watch the interview for the next seven days here.

‘The Humanities and the Idea of the University’

Defend the Arts and Humanities is holding a workshop on defending the humanities on Tuesday 7 December 2010, 11am-6pm, Saloon (M004), Ground Floor, Mansion Building, Middlesex University, Trent Park campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ. The workshop is co-organised by Andrew Goffey ( and Christian Kerslake ( Attendance is free, but please register at

British Philosophical Association: Valuing the Humanities

The British Philosophical Association and the Forum for European Philosophy present Valuing the Humanities.

Friday 17 December, 2.30-5.00pm in the Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics, Aldwych.

Followed by a reception in the Senior Common Room.

Speakers include:

James Ladyman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol; co-editor, British Journal of the Philosophy of Science
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago (author of Not For Profit: Why Democarcy Needs the Humanities, 2010)
Lord Rees of Ludlow, President of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal, Master of Trinity College Cambridge
Richard Smith, Former editor, British Medical Journal; Director, Ovations Institute

No registration; just turn up.