5 April - 8 May
Images of Research Exhibition
This exciting, innovative exhibition showcases the research undertaken across the University of Winchester. Academics and PhD students were invited to submit an image and no more than 200 words to communicate the essence of their research and why it matters. (Photo: medieval skeleton of a leper, from the University's Magdalen Hill Archaeological Research Project (MHARP))
The exhibition will be formally launched on 25 April, in the Link Gallery (West Downs Centre, West Downs Campus, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT (get directions), from 16.30 to 18.30.
Research and Engagement Symposium
9.00: Keynote Address: Western politics after Brexit and Trump: is the writing on the wall for liberal democracy?
Dr Adrian Pabst, Reader in Politics, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
The Brexit vote and the election of President Donald Trump have highlighted the discontent of the disenfranchised and those left insecure by the impact of globalisation. They have also revealed the limits of liberal democracy to nurture the bonds of mutual obligation binding individuals into society and the related failure of capitalism to spread wealth. Both liberalism and the mechanics of democracy seem unable to counter the forces of oligarchy and demagogy that drive the authoritarian, post-truth politics of mass theatre.
This lecture will discuss why liberal democracy – having provided important liberties and economic opportunities – now struggles to offer a positive alternative to authoritarianism that is spreading across the West and the 'rising rest'. The focus will be on questions of legitimacy, prosperity and identity, notably the longing to belong and to earn recognition of one’s contribution to society. As politics, the economy and society are becoming more polarised, the writing may just be on the wall not only for liberalism but also the associated blend of democracy.
The keynote lecture will take commence at 9.00 am and will be preceded by opening remarks by First Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Stuart; tea and coffee will be served from 8.30.
The Symposium venue is room 2, West Downs Centre, West Downs Campus, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT (get directions).
10.00 - 11.30: Panel presentations and discussions: economic challenges
- Professor Geoff Meads: The challenges of our times: understanding the response of Christian social enterprises to an increasingly mixed political economy of Welfare and Wellbeing
- Martyn Jones: Management accounting and labour costing in the 21st century – an exploratory study of control issues
- Dr Martina Hutton: The care-less marketplace: exclusion as affective inequality
11.30 - 12.30: Panel presentations and discussions: political challenges
- Dr Robert Gray: Discourses of Time, Place, and the Weather within a Changing Climate
- Dr Craig Prescott: When Statutory Silence is Deafening - The Binding Nature of the Brexit Referendum
- Professor Jude Davies: Provoking Crises and Creating Chaos in Donald J Trump’s Reinvention of Patriarchy
13.30: University Research Fellowship presentations
- Professor Jude Davies: The Theodore Dreiser Edition: Phase 2
- Dr Alasdair Richardson: Encountering the Holocaust at collective memory sites: Mapping the landscape of emotional learning to develop research informed, emotionally supportive practice
- Dr James Faulkner: Developing a community-based Health-Enhancing Lifestyle Programme for patients with stroke (HELP for stroke).
14.00: Panel presentations and discussions: cultural challenges
- The Reverend Professor June Boyce-Tillman: Religious Spaces as Places for Networks for Musical Creativity
- Dr Craig Johnston: ‘It’s basically like being a teaching assistant’: Professional (mis)-recognition and play work practice in primary school.
- Professor Andrew Melrose: The Boat: art, media and the refugee crisis
15.00: Closing remarks
Please email us if you would like to attend any of the Symposium events and if you would like to stay for lunch.
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