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Learning Community Newsletter Week 7

Posted on 1 June 2021

All the latest from the department

The sun is finally shining! And, as always, so is this week’s newsletter. We’ve got some great events lined up and there’s also a research assistant post for which students can apply.

And a big congratulations to all of our final years who are submitting their dissertations today! You’ve worked really hard so do go reward yourself with some well-earned time in the sun. 

I hope you all have a fantastic week, 

Jeremy Moulton (Learning Community Officer)


The Limits of Urban Revolution: The Transformation of Ankara, Turkey, Under the Justice and Development Party

Wednesday 2nd  June 12pm

Engaging with the process of urban transformation and the expansion nature of urban expansionism, this Open Lecture will focus on the case of Ankara, Turkey. This case is presented as being particularly interesting, due to the fact that the ruling Justice and Development Party embraced an agenda of absolute national development whose primary mechanism was a nationwide urban revolution. Register for your place. 

On Giving Up - Adam Phillips Summer Term Lecture

Wednesday 2nd June 5pm

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today. His Open Lectures at our University (where he is a visiting Professor) are amazing events and I would thoroughly recommend giving this one a go (even though all I can tell you about it is the title!). Register for your place. 

Meet Your Coursemates

Our brilliant Politics Society is running another Meet Your Coursemates event for first years in the Department but, this time, it is happening in person! 

The event is taking place Wednesday 9th June at 6pm at the Lakeside Tap. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this Google Form so you can be matched with a group of 6 for the evening. 

Student Research Assistant Post

Dr Sara De Jong (of our Department) and Dr Tom O’Brien (Sociology) are advertising a position for a short-term research assistant. The research assistant would support them on an exploratory project entitled ‘‘Identifying Community Social Movement Responses to Compounding Crises: The Case of Doncaster, South Yorkshire’.

This research investigates community and social movement responses to multiple compounding crises. It focuses on contemporary Doncaster in the University of York’s backyard, a community where economic, environmental, social and political – and most recently health – crises have played out. 

If working on this project might be of interest to you, please do check out the job post and consider applying. The deadline is the 6th June.