College events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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26 September 201717:00

Welcome/welcome back drinks

Hosted by Exeter Law Staff-Student Community Full details
Innovation Centre CafeAdd this to your calendar
27 September 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Robin Durie (Exeter)

Complexity Theory and Health Care [Exact title TBC] Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
27 September 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Dr Eleanor Gao, Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics, IAIS

ESRC Grant Proposal: 'Not Free and not Fair: The impact of elections and appointment on legislative behaviour' Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
28 September 201718:30

Speed Networking for Careers with Politics and IR Alumni

This Speed Networking evening will be a fantastic opportunity to speak with a number of prestigious Politics Alumni, and get their tips on how you can use your Politics or IR degree to have a successful career. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
3 October 201715:30

Preparing healthcare scientists for team work

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
3 October 201717:30

Frontline: The skills you need to succeed in the third sector

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting life social sciences students. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
4 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Martin Moorby (Exeter)

Marx Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
5 October 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Ben White, Analyst, Journalist and Author

The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has now been under Israeli military rule for half a century, during which time - and accelerating in recent years - a de facto, single regime has emerged in Israel and the oPt. Despite such developments, the dominant paradigm for 'conflict resolution' remains a two-state solution. But when different actors mean very different things by such a formula, and when key Israeli political leaders openly reject even the idea of Palestinian statehood, does paying lip service to a 'two-state solution' help conceal and prolong an apartheid reality? Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
9 October 201715:30

“An Ethical Approach to Genomic Analysis and Data Sharing” Caroline Wright (UoE)

Large-scale DNA sequencing is increasingly being used in research and clinical care. This talk will argue that, in order to maximise the benefits of genomic medicine and minimise the potential harms, making accurate molecular diagnoses for individuals with disease should be the focus of genome sequencing. In this talk, I will outline some of the key lessons learnt from the UK-wide Deciphering Developmental Disorders study, a unique partnership between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and all the NHS Regional Genetics Services across the UK and Ireland. By sequencing all the genes of affected children and their parents, and developing novel methods for responsible and effective data processing and sharing, we have been able to provide a diagnose to thousands of families and discover dozens of new disease-causing genes. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
11 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Sarah Drews Lucas (Exeter)

Linda Zerilli on Political Judgment Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
11 October 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Nicholas Dickinson, PhD Researcher in Politics, Exeter ,and Felix Christopher von Nostitz, Teaching Fellow, University of Lille

"Labour’s 2017 student vote in long-term perspective: changing voting patterns at the University of Exeter, 1979-2017" (draft article) Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
12 October 201712:30

How to become a solicitor

In this workshop, you will learn about the step by step process to becoming a solicitor, from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 2Add this to your calendar
16 October 201710:30

Introduction to Career Planning for Mature students

A two-hour interactive skills session, specifically designed for Mature students, to provide helpful advice and support on a range of topics related to developing and managing your career. There will be a refreshment break and an opportunity to chat from 11:45-12:15 pm Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
16 October 201715:30

Antony Galton (University of Exeter)

Title and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
18 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Elena Isayev (Exeter)

Migration event Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
24 October 201717:00

Seminar by Dr Colin Foster (University of Nottingham) Developing mathematical fluency: exercises or rich tasks?

Achieving fluency in important mathematical procedures is fundamental to students’ mathematical development. The usual way to address procedural fluency in the classroom is by repetitive practice of routine exercises, but is this the only effective way? Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
25 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: James Muldoon (Exeter)

"Political Freedom as Self-Government” Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
25 October 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Eva Thomann, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Europeanized solutions to common problems? The customization, outputs and outcomes of EU food safety directives (chapter draft) Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
7 November 201715:30

Medical Student’s View of Science

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
8 November 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Teresa Bejan (Oxford)

TBD Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
8 November 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Prof Clare Saunders, Professor of Environmental Politics, Politics Cornwall

“Corbyn's Cornish Comrades. A preliminary exploration of a survey of rally participants” (draft article) Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
13 November 201715:30

Lucy Van De Wiel (University of Cambridge)

Title and abstract to be advised. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
14 November 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Peter Stone (Trinity):

TBD - please note this is a Tuesday Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
21 November 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Carol Taylor (Sheffield Hallam University) Posthumanist/ new material feminist imaginaries for higher education research and pedagogy

Posthumanism is a mobile term, a constellation of theories, concepts, approaches and practices which share an interest in destabilizing binaries, decentering the human, and forging new ways of doing and thinking ethics in relation. Posthumanism has been seen as both a ‘reaction’ to Humanism (Wolfe, 2010) and a recognition that the current era of the Anthropocene is having a destructive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. It is for these reasons that Rosi Braidotti (2013: 2) suggests that the post-human condition has introduced a ‘qualitative shift’ in our thinking about what ‘the basic unit of common reference is for our species, our polity and our relationships’, that Karen Barad (2007: 142) urges attention to ethico-onto-epistemological understandings of how matter comes to matter in more-than-human entanglements, and Donna Haraway (2016) argues for a speculative feminist practice of ‘making kin’ through relational acts of string-figuring. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
22 November 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Robert Lamb (Exeter)

Conal Condren’s Political Vocabularies Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
22 November 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Amy McKay, Senior Lecturer in Politics, and Antal Wozniak, Research Fellow in Politics

Article Draft Title TBC Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
29 November 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Workshop on Political Partisanship

More details to follow Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
6 December 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Daniel Kapust (University of Wisconsin)

“The tragedy of Imperial Republics” Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
6 December 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics

Article Draft Title TBC Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
6 December 201714:00

The Rise of Common Political Order

Departmental Research Seminar Full details
Queens Building MR2Add this to your calendar
11 December 201715:30

Chloe Silverman (Drexel University, USA)

Title and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
16 January 201817:00

Seminar by Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales) - title to be confirmed

Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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21 February 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter, and Emily Rainsford, Newcastle University

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Designing interventions to enhance political inclusion in marginalised groups’ Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
27 February 201817:00

Seminar by Emeritus Professor Ian Menter (University of Oxford) Teacher education and government: a tale of two countries

The relationships between politics and teacher education have become increasingly close over recent decades in many contexts around the world, often causing significant challenges as well as some opportunities. Full details
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13 March 201813:00

Seminar by Professor Dongbo Zhang (University of Exeter) Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Reading Development

In this talk, I will discuss development of reading abilities from cross-linguistic perspectives. Print represents spoken language, which is a universal principle that holds across languages; yet how specifically different linguistic units are encoded in print vary from language to language. The similarities and variations in language-to-print mapping relationships suggest universal as well as language/script-specific processes in early reading development. Full details
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8 May 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Joanne Pearce (University College London) From Anthroposophy to non-confessional preparation for spirituality?

It has been suggested common schools might be able to learn from spiritual education in Steiner schools. This assumes practice in Steiner schools is compatible with the aims of spiritual education in common schools. I question this by considering whether the former is confessional, as the latter should not be. I explain how my concern about the potentially confessional nature of Steiner spiritual education arose. I then argue for a nuanced understanding of confessional education, distinguishing between ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ confessional education, as well as between confessional education as intentional and as defined by outcome. I argue that spiritual education in common schools should prepare pupils for spirituality, without being confessional. I consider whether Steiner schools are confessional by drawing upon findings from research conducted at six Steiner schools. Full details
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