Engineering Professors’ Council Congress 2015

in Academic Service - Archive, conference by on April 14th, 2015

Event Date: 14 – 15 April 2015

Media City
Salford
M50 2EQ

 

 

 

 

The Engineering Professors’ Council presents:

Engineering Professors’ Council Congress 2015

Skills for Impact

This year we’ll be hosted by the University of Salford at their fantastic Media City building and we’re planning to hold our Congress dinner at the Imperial War Museum North under a Harrier jet…
Keynote speakers: Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of the Engineering Employers’ Federation and Victor Chavez, Chief Executive of Thales UK.

The Distinguished Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

We’ll also be hearing from Professor John Perkins on how his Review of Engineering Skills is being implemented as well as the winner of the 2014/15 20th Anniversary Student Awards (awarded by the Engineering Professors’ Council in collaboration with the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow), amongst others.

Programme:

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Introduction by Professor Helen Atkinson (Leicester):

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Keynote lecture:  Terry Scuoler (CEO Engineering Employers Federation) - Britain’s industrial renaissance and its critical dependency on higher level skills and teaching institutions

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Professor John PerkinsUpdate on Perkins Review recommendations

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Dr Tim Bullough (University of Liverpool) – Pathways to Success through Engineering Degrees and into Engineering Careers

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Rebecca Bale (UCAS) - UCAS’ vision for Information and Advice: supporting Learner Progression in Engineering

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Claire Howell (Aston University)  and Alexandra Symonds (Intellectual Property Office) – The importance of teaching intellectual property rights – and a new toolkit

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Public Lecture :  Professor Dame Ann Dowling (President of the Royal Academy of Engineering) -  The Reality and Perception of Engineering

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Keynote Lecture: Victor Chavez (CEO Thales UK) – Skills for Impact – An Industry Perspective

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Winner of 2015 Student essay prize:

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Engaging in Engineering – updates on EPC – funded projects:

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Laura Fogg-Rogers and Catherine Hobbs (UWE) – Children as Engineers: maximising engineering outreach for universities

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Emma Carter (University of Sheffield) – Engenius films: sharing the genius of engineering

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Susan Scurlock (Primary Engineer) -  The value of engineering in primary schools

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Rosie Llewellyn Jones – The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 9th, 2015

Event Date: 9 April 2015
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Rosie Llewellyn JonesThe Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah

The lecture will examine the extraordinary story of this 19th century king who continues to divide opinion today. Was he, as the British believed, a debauched ruler who spent his time with fiddlers, eunuchs and fairies when he should have been ruling his kingdom? Or was he, as many Indians remember him, a talented poet and musician who was robbed of his throne by the East India Company? Dr Llewellyn-Jones will postulate that the reality lies somewhere between these two extremes: that Wajid Ali Shah was a gifted, but difficult character, who was written out of history when his kingdom was annexed in 1856, but who lived for another thirty years near Calcutta, recreating the lost paradise that was Lucknow.

Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones is an authority on colonial India from the 18th to the 20th century. She studied Indian languages at SOAS, and has lived in India, written extensively about it, and visits at least once a year. She has published a number of books on Lucknow, and her book on the Mutiny, The Great Uprising in India: Untold Stories, Indian and British (2007), won critical praise. She lectures for the Asian Arts course at the V&A Museum. She is founder and editor of ‘Chowkidar’, the Journal of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA). She works as an archivist for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and has been a member of the RAS since 1985.

Introduction by Professor Peter Robb (President, RAS):

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Stuart Foster/Helen Hyde – Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in School: Challenges and Issues for Contemporary Society

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 31st, 2015

 

Event Date: 31 March 2015
The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

 

The Wiener Library presents:

Professor Stuart Foster with Dame Helen Hyde – Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in School: Challenges and Issues for Contemporary Society

Stuart Foster’s presentation will draw on the results of two landmark research studies to explore key contemporary issues and challenges associated with teaching the Holocaust in English secondary schools. The first study (2009) offers fascinating insights into the perspectives and practice of more than 2,000 teachers. The second study (due to be published in June 2015) explores students’ knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust. It is the world’s largest study of its kind and involves more than 9,000 secondary school students. Together these two studies provide a compelling portrait of what is being taught and learned in our schools and raises important questions about the significance and meaning of the Holocaust in contemporary society. The presentation will be chaired by Dame Helen Hyde.

Stuart Foster has specialist knowledge and expertise in history education and is also Executive Director of the UCL Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education. Stuart has worked at the IOE since 2001 and has taught across a broad range of courses and programmes. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Head of the Academic Department of Arts and Humanities.

Dame Helen Hyde was appointed as a member of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission and Chair of its Expert Group for Education in 2014. Dame Helen has been a DfE Quality Assurance Advisor, visiting a variety of schools in various counties, an External Advisor to School Governors and an Executive Mentor to a number of Headteachers. Dame Helen sits on various committees on a local and governmental level.

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Professor Stuart Foster:

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Paul Morland – Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 26th, 2015

 

 

Event Date: 26 March 2015
Room 414
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Department of Politics presents:

Dr Paul Morland (Birkbeck)- Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

with a response from Dean Godson (Director, Policy Exchange)

“All history is the history of ethnic conflict and in ethnic conflict numbers count.”  With this bold statement, Paul Morland opens his new book which argues that ethnic conflict is pervasive across time and space and those with the weight of numbers on their side, either of soldiers or voters, have at the very least an important advantage and often a decisive one.
It is therefore surprising that little thought has been given to demography in the context of ethnic conflict.  Whilst some consideration has been paid to whether demography causes conflict – when and how particular demographic circumstances may trigger and shape wars and strife – little thinking has been given to how, once conflicts get going, groups use demography as part of their strategy or indeed pursue demography as a strategic goal.
Morland offers a framework for thinking about political demography then uses it to illuminate four cases, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and the USA.  The framework revolves around what he calls ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ demographic engineering. Hard demographic engineering involves creating, moving or destroying people, as with genocide, pronatalism and ethnically selective policies of immigration and emigration.  By contrast, soft demographic engineering encompasses the movement of political or identity boundaries in order to incorporate or exclude.
Examples of the hard form include the expatriation of ‘Indian’ Tamils in Sri Lanka, encouragement of Catholic emigration from Northern Ireland, the high birth rate of both Jews and Arabs in Israel / Palestine and the Back to Africa Movement in the United States.  Examples of soft demographic engineering include the partition of Ireland, the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and the selective annexation of conquered Mexican territory by the United States.
Teasing out sources and supplementing the secondary record with interviews and archival work, Morland has thrown new light on the workings of ethnic conflict and offers an intriguing and fresh perspective on an important part of the way the world works, relevant for historians, geographers, social scientists and policy-makers alike.

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New Drug Seminars – Supply and demand: drug markets in transition

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 26th, 2015

Event Date 26 March 2015
van Mildent College
Durham University
Durham
County Durham DH1 3LH

University of Kent presents:

New Drug Seminars

Seminar 2: New Drugs: Supply and demand: drug markets in transition

This is the second event in the ESRC Seminar Series ‘New Psychoactive Substances and Human Enhancement Drugs’.  The seminar will focus on the impacts of new drugs on the culture, organisation and control of drug supply networks and drug market activities. The impacts at the local, regional and international level will be considered and we aim to include sessions that focus on emerging trends in relation to online supply and new technologies; the development of local NPS markets in response to legislative actions against headshops; and emerging trends in club drug markets.

The seminar will be divided into three sessions that explore: (i) online markets and new technologies, (ii) street markets, and (iii) club markets.

Speakers include:  Monica Barratt (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales); Michael Linnell (independent researcher and practitioner); Professor Rainer Schmidt (University of Vienna); Professor Fiona Measham (University of Durham); Dr Russell Newcombe (3D research); Steve Rolles (Transform);  Charlie McLean & Jennifer Brizell (Liverpool John Moores University); Deirdre Ruane (University of Kent).

Programme:

Welcome Fiona Measham (Professor of Criminology, Durham University):

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SESSION 1
STREET MARKETS AND NPS
Russell Newcombe (Independent Researcher- 3D research) – ‘NPS Taxonomy: A framework for classifying new psychoactive substances’:

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Michael Linnell (Independent researcher) – ‘Green Crack’ – the infectious nature of synthetic cannabinoids among vulnerable groups of adults and young people and the tragicomic attempts of the state to control the spice market:

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CLUB and FESTIVAL MARKETS

This roundtable session will examine emerging trends in the supply and consumption of new drugs in nightlife and music settings and the prevention of drug related harms.  The panellists in this session will be Professor Rainer Schmid (Scientific Head of the Viennese drug prevention project checkit!), Professor Fiona Measham (Co-Director of The Loop, a not for profit CIC which provides drug and alcohol harm reduction advice, research, training and drug testing at UK nightclubs and festivals) and Deidre Ruane (PhD student, University of Kent, conducting research into the role of drug checking services in the reduction of NPS-related harm at UK festivals).  The panellist will first introduce their work in the area of new drugs, new technologies and harm reduction within club and festival settings, before opening up the session for discussion and debate.
Chair: Steve Rolles (Transform)
Recording of presentations only:
Professor Rainer Schmid (Scientific Head of the Viennese drug prevention project checkit!):

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Deidre Ruane (PhD student, University of Kent, conducting research into the role of drug checking services in the reduction of NPS-related harm at UK festivals):

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Professor Fiona Measham (Co-Director of The Loop, a not for profit CIC which provides drug and alcohol harm reduction advice, research, training and drug testing at UK nightclubs and festivals):

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ONLINE MARKETS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Dr Monica Barratt via google+ (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia)  – ‘Brought up by and in the internet’: First time drug use through cryptomarkets:

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Charlie McLean and Jennifer Brizell (PhD students Liverpool John Moores University) – Human Enhancement Drugs (HEDs) and the changing marketplace: From the Daily Mirror to online markets:

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Steve Rolles (Transform) – Drugs Markets in transition- key themes emerging from the seminar:

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Peter Hallward – Re-educating the Educator

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 26th, 2015

Event Date: 12 March 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present:

Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – Re-educating the Educator

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Jenny Powell – Curating a static collection: Kettle’s Yard as a unique document of Modernism

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 25th, 2015

Event Date: 25 March 2015

Win 005

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

Dr Jenny Powell (Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge) - Curating a static collection: Kettle’s Yard as a unique document of Modernism

In 1957 curator and collector Jim Ede open his home – Kettle’s Yard – to the public. He invited Cambridge students and interested acquaintances to enjoy his extensive collection of modern British and international art, which includes works by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Henry Moore, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Joan Miro and Constanin Brancusi. Ede arranged the collection meticulously throughout Kettle’s Yard’s cottages, and extended the spaces with architect Leslie Martin in 1970.  In 1966 Ede gifted the collection to the University of Cambridge, with the clear instruction that his curatorial ‘hang’ should be preserved. This talk discusses the challenges of curating a space that cannot be changed. What does this mean for the collection’s preservation and conservation and how does a unique document of modernism – communicated through a curatorial scheme – function within our expectations of the museum and gallery visit today?

Dr Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator of Kettle’s Yard’s collection and programme will explore these questions. Powell’s research area focuses on sculptural practice in Britain and France from c. 1900 to the 1960s. She has contributed texts to exhibitions such as Modern British Sculpture, R.A., and Schwitters in Britain, Tate, and was formerly a curator of modern British Art at Tate Britain. She is currently preparing a centenary exhibition on the artist Henri-Gaudier Brzeska (whose estate Ede acquired in the mid-1920s) entitled NEW RHYTHMS.

Introduction by Dr Laura McCulloch (RHUL):

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Margaret Bird – Inculcating an appreciation of time pressure in the young: the training of children for working life in 18th-century England

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 24th, 2015

Event Date: 24 March 2015

McCrea 336

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History


Departmental Research seminars 2014/2015

Margaret Bird (RHUL) – Inculcating an appreciation of time pressure in the young: the training of children for working life in 18th-century England

The rearing of children has been a topic at the centre of academic debate since the Annales historian Philippe Ariès analysed le sentiment de l’enfance in 1960.
Margaret Bird’s exploration of the tensions between respecting children as individuals and the need to hurry them into maturity for working life relates to the mercantile and manufacturing class in England. Understanding time pressure, as in expecting six-year-olds to watch the clock, formed part of their moulding as useful members of society. Time-conscious capitalism and Calvinism lay behind much of the thinking. It draws in part on the newly published diary of Mary Hardy, wife of a farmer and manufacturer.

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Mark Gardner – Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 23rd, 2015

 

Event Date: 23 March 2015
The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

 

The Wiener Library presents:

Mark GardnerContemporary Antisemitism in Britain

Mark Gardner will discuss contemporary antisemitism, including developments from the 1990s to the present day and whether or not it is accurate to state that antisemitism is increasing. This will draw upon much of Mark’s own experience at CST, including the threat of antisemitic terrorism, the actuality of antisemitic race hate attack levels and the development of discourse against Jews and about Jewish issues.
Mark Gardner has worked full time for Community Security Trust (and its predecessor, Community Security Organisation) since 1989. Having been Director of Research, he is now Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Operations: positions he has held since 2005.
As Director of Communications, Mark plays a lead role in co-ordinating UK Jewish media and political responses on CST’s core issues of antisemitism, policing, security and terrorism. He is frequently quoted in Jewish, UK and international media; and speaks regularly at public meetings and conferences on these subjects.
Mark has represented CST and the Jewish community to Government and international bodies on numerous occasions, including the 2006 Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, and various European Union committees and anti-racism research projects. He was awarded a Metropolitan Police commendation for his advisory role on behalf of all London’s minority communities during the Nazi nail bombing campaign of 1999.
Mark has authored many articles and CST reports on antisemitism, policing, security and terrorism.

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Postpolitics and Neoliberalism (London)

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 21st, 2015

  

Event Date: 21 March 2015

Day 2 (London)
Room B01 Clore Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University present:

Postpolitics and Neoliberalism

Politics is dead, dying, or changing into something new. The word ‘ideology’ has become a term of abuse, associated especially with the ‘utopian’ old left. Commitment and belief have become ‘tribalism’ and ‘dogma’. Technocracy, pragmatism, and single-issue campaigns are the order of the day. As the public tune out and turn away, politicians perform increasingly desperate acts of self-abasement. Anti-Westminster mavericks are on the rise. Everywhere there are calls to shrink the state.Yet a politics that exists outside the theatre of the state has yet to be imagined.

As the 2015 election fast approaches, this conference will explore the ideological, cultural, linguistic and historical dimensions of the contemporary postpolitical moment, and its relationship to neoliberalism. With participants drawn from academic, writing, and campaigning backgrounds, the conference will bring together a range of approaches in order to grasp the enduring subtext of the all-consuming and all-erasing daily news churn.

Programme:

Day 2 (London)

Eliane Glaser (CCCU and Birkbeck) – Welcome

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Session One: Hegemony, consent and resistance

Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck) – Radical philosophy reads the age of resistance

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Jeremy Gilbert (East London) – Hegemony and Consent in a post-political age

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Chair: Iain MacKenzie (Kent)

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Session Two: Post-political politics

Nina Power (Roehampton) – The Post-Political = The Most Political

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Ben Little (Middlesex) – The meaning of Russell Brand

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Chair: Andre Barrinha (CCCU)

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Session Three: British politics at the crossroads

Eliane Glaser (CCCU and Birkbeck) – Ideology, authority and populism

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John Crace (Guardian) – Why Politicians lie

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Chair: Marissia Fragkou (CCCU)

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Keynote Lecture: Chantal Mouffe (Westminster) – The future of democracy in a post-political age

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Chair: Nina Power  (Roehampton)

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Concluding panel discussion: Esther Leslie, Chantal MouffeZoe Wiliams, Nina Power, Costas Douzinas

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Chair: Eliane Glaser

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Drinks – all welcome

Afterword: Zoe Wiliams:

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