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Learning Community Newsletter 15th July

Posted on 15 July 2020

The latest news and events taking place in the department

In our first summer installment of the Learning Community Newsletter we have some great events, pieces to read, and even a podcast! Obviously people in the Department are keeping busy despite term being finished - perhaps the cloudy weather is keeping people working.

One event that I’m particularly looking forward to is this week’s panel organised by the Anti-Racism Working Group. As you can read about below, the event is bringing together four fantastic speakers to share their experiences of racism and working life in the UK. This is a not-to-be-missed event!

I hope you have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)

Watch & Participate

Black, British and Working: Navigating through Racism in the Professional Environment

Friday 18th July 6:30-8pm

The Anti-Racism Working Group, which has been running a series of weekly guest-edit days on our Departmental Instagram over the last month, is hosting their first event this Friday. The panel draws together four Windrush descendants who will speak about their experiences in the police, academia, and management. Find out more and register here

The Imperfect Art of Making News

Tuesday 21st July 7-8pm

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Emily Maitlis and journalist Isabel Berwick of the Financial Times, discuss the fine art - and often chaotic result - of the interview. This is an event that was due to take place as part of the York Festival of Ideas but had to be delayed. You can register here.

Read & Listen

University of York

‘Student Creates Website to Help Travellers Navigate Coronavirus Restrictions Worldwide’

Theo Conway - a second-year student in our Department - has created an app (‘Lockdown Index’) that shows what restrictions are in place in different locations around the world. Theo is working on the app with six friends and funding support from the University. 

Professor Tony Heron

‘A UK-US Free Trade Agreement? Don’t Count Your (Chlorinated) Chickens Just Yet’


With a title that good, I probably don’t need to say much more about this blog post! But I will just mention that, given the amount of airtime that chlorinated chickens and the potential of the UK-US Trade Agreement has gotten since Brexit was first thought of, this is well worth a read.

A Correction Podcast

‘Thinking Small: The Nobel Prize in Economics’ 

I think this is the first podcast recommendation in the newsletter! Featuring Dr Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, the podcast discusses the Nobel Prize in Economics and what the prize says about the state of contemporary economics.

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