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Week 9: Learning Community Newsletter

Posted on 23 November 2020

All the latest news from the department

Is anyone else struggling to believe it’s already Week 9? It seems to have snuck up on me quite suddenly this term. I hope everyone is looking forward to the last week of seminars and lectures.

As promised, this week we will be having our next event to promote the PSA’s Undergraduate Conference 2021 - the abstract writing workshop. It’s taking place this Wednesday at 3pm. Have a look below for all the details.  

With things starting to wind down a little ahead of the end of term, don’t forget that you can watch the University’s Open Lectures on this YouTube playlist

I hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)


Access for Whom

Tuesday 24th November 6-7pm, Online

Part of the University’s Disability History Month event series, this talk will be delivered by Dr Ossie Stuart. Dr Stuart spent 12 years as an academic at York, Oxford, and Surrey and has written seminal works on the experience of BME disabled people and social care. The lecture will address whether the Universal Design movement continues to exclude the very disabled people it seeks to benefit. Register here

Celebrating Outstanding History: An Evening with the Wolfson History Prize 2020 Finalists 

Tuesday 24th November 7-8:15pm, Online

Wolfson History Prize 2020 winner David Abulafia and three of the shortlisted authors, Marion Turner, Toby Green and Prashant Kidambi, will explain what the fascinating global stories they have investigated can tell us about our present-day world. To find out more about those stories and to register your place, go to the event page

PSA Undergraduate Conference - Abstract Writing Workshop

Wednesday 25th November 3pm, Online

If you are interested in attending the PSA Undergraduate Conference 2021 but would like a little help with preparing your abstract submission then this event is being put on for you! Join myself and other students as, together, we’ll run through what an abstract is and how to write the perfect conference abstract, and then we’ll give it a go. Join on Wednesday at 3pm on Zoom

Child Refugees

Wednesday 25th November 7pm, Online

This event is organised by White Rose Refugee Aid, a student-led group at the University focused on raising awareness of humanitarian and refugee crises. The event, which will focus on the issues that child refugees face, will feature author Samuel Daram as guest speaker. Samuel recently won a prestigious scholarship with Curtis Brown Literary Agency for his novel about the Sri Lankan Civil War. Find the Zoom link and more details on the Facebook page

Brexit, Covid, and the UK Food System

Wednesday 25th November 6pm, Online

This event has been organised by the fantastic Politics Society. It will feature Professor Tony Heron, co-investigator on the research project ‘IKnowFood: Integrating knowledge for food systems resilience’. Tony will be speaking on ideas of resilience in global food systems, the political economy of agricultural reform in the UK, and the impact of Covid and Brexit on food supply. Join on Zoom

The Worst is Yet to Come: Covid and the Future

York Politics Review Samuel Butler

Published yesterday, this new piece in the YPR makes the case that, despite the good news surrounding potential vaccines, there is still much to be done to negate the impacts of the coronavirus, including supporting a transition to a more environmentally sound future. Read here