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Academic Lectures, Talks and Workshops for 1-4 October

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art and Philosophy

Zine Day Workshop

Date: 2 October 2014, 11am - 5pm
Location: London College of Communication Elephant and Castle SE1 6SB

Join us for a day spent learning about and making your very own zines! Be inspired by London College of Communications’ extensive Zine Collection and more.

Further Information: http://events.arts.ac.uk/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD000000Akz70MAB&book=true

Post-Punk Then and Now

Date: 2 October 2014, 5pm - 7pm
Location: 309, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
Speaker: Gavin Butt, Kodwo Eshun, and Mark Fisher

‘Post Punk Then and Now’ autumn series, consisting of a series of lectures, in-conversations and film screenings exploring post-punk’s popular modernist search for the new in the very broadest of contexts. The series will take in the changing cultural and political conditions between the 1970s and the 21st century.

Further Information: http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=7904

 

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Museum Lectures, Events & Festivals in October

The gentrification of London - Professor Chris Hamnett

Date: 2 October, 2014 at 6.30pm

Location:  Edward Latymer Theatre, Latymer Upper School, 237 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LR.

Price: free but admission by ticket only

Chris Hamnett, an expert on London’s housing market, explores the history and development of the ever-extending gentrification of London, asking if the poor are being squeezed out of the city and looking at the social consequences.

Further Information: http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/Hammersmith+lecture.htm

Shami Chakrabarti - On Liberty

Date: 03 October 2014, 6:30pm

Location: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Price: £10

On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West’s response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception from human rights norms. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. Now, Shami Chakrabarti – who joined Liberty, the UK’s leading civil rights organisation, on 10 September 2001 – explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable.

Further Information: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/shami-chakrabarti-on-liberty-85812?dt=2014-10-03

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Academic Lectures, Talks and Workshops for 22- 30 September

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Politics and Economics

Financing Africa’s Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity

Date: 23 September 2014, 6.30-8pm 
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Speaker: Dr Donald Kaberuka

Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward.

Further Information: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/09/20140923t1830vSZT.aspx

Trials & Tribulations in Economics: New Directions for Economic Policy Evidence
Date: 26 September 2014, 10am – 6pm
Location: Orangery, Surrey House, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, SE14 6NW
Speaker: Panel

Price: Free, to reserve a place, please write to Daniela Boraschi, programme coordinator, at evidence@essex.ac.uk

The seminar will explore the implications of new directions in economic evidence, and ask what they mean for the authority of public policy, how they reconfigure expertise, and what types of epistemological and political assumptions they conceal.

Further Information: http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=7777

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Museum Lectures and Festivals for (the rest of) September

Safar: The Saturday Forum

Date: 20 Sep 2014, 1pm-4pm

Location: ICA, Screen 1,The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Price: £5

The Saturday Forum, comprised of three 60-minute panel discussions, is an integral part of Safar. The forum brings together some of the most significant figures in Arab cinema to publicly discuss the emergent trends and issues affecting contemporary Arab filmmaking and is moderated by Safar’s Artistic Director, Omar Kholeif. The forum is a rare opportunity to capture the pulse of Arab cinema’s future.

Further Information: https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/safar-saturday-forum

The First Tattoo Artist: Sutherland MacDonald

Date: 23 September 2014, 7pm-8pm

Location: Somerset House, Screening Room, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Price: £10

Art historian Matt Lodder will delve into the birth of English tattooing as an artistic profession in the 1880s, and discuss the life and work of Sutherland MacDonald, whose parlour was based above a Turkish baths on Jermyn Street in London. This illustrated talk, complementing the Time: Tattoo Art Today exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, will feature never-before-seen images of MacDonald’s remarkable work.

Further Information: http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/book-tickets/3ab779e0-38b3-4536-8eb3-b5e2a9f8daa6

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Academic Lectures, Talks and Workshops for 14-20 September

Politics and Economics

The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis
Date: 16 September 2014, 6.30pm
Location: London School of Economics, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Martin Wolf

Price: Free

Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf gives an insightful and timely analysis of why the financial crisis occurred, and of the radical reforms needed if we are to avoid a future repeat. At this event he will be in conversation with Adair Turner. 

Further Information: http://bit.ly/1qUNChX

Central Banks: Powerful, Political and Unaccountable?

Date: 18 September 2014, 6 - 7.15pm
Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Speaker: Professor Charles Goodhart

Price: Free, first come, first served seating

The economic and political importance of central banks has been much enhanced recently. Much of the enhanced significance of central banks is due to their lender of last resort and market maker of last resort roles for financial institutions and sovereigns. These quintessentially political growing roles have not been matched by greater accountability, both formal and substantive, of central banks. Possible remedies are discussed.

Further Information: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/Central_Banks_Powerful_Political_Unaccountable.cfm

 

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