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CANCELLED - Grenfell: The unfolding dimensions of social harm

Steve Tombs

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 4.00PM to 5.30pm

Speaker(s): Professor Steve Tombs, The Open University

Social and Political Sciences Seminar Series

This event is cancelled.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

Using a social harm approach, this talk locates the fire at Grenfell Tower as an event from which a variety of dimensions of social harms unfolded. These are most obviously physical as well as emotional and psychological harms, albeit some harmful effects are less immediately apparent than others. There are also a range of financial, economic, cultural and relational harms associated the fire. These harms unfold in ripples, initially around the burning tower, then disperse geographically and longitudinally. Moreover, they are layered, they interact, they synergistically produce new and heightened levels of harm. These harms will endure throughout communities within and beyond the Borough for many years to come.

Speaker biography: Steve Tombs is Professor of Criminology at The Open University. He has a long-standing interest in corporate and state crime and regulation. He works with the Hazards movement in the UK and has recently joined the Board of Inquest.

This event is cancelled.  Our apologies for any disappointment. 

Other lectures in this series include: 

Location: Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resources Centre

Admission: This event is cancelled.

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