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Reading groups

The Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology (SPA) department is home to several reading groups and seminar series (this year running as online events due to Covid-19). Please see events page for schedule.


Cognition and Culture

A reading group on the philosophy and social studies of cognition

Coordinated by Giovanna Colombetti and Ric Sims, meets fortnightly on Wednesdays 12-1pm.

Data Crunch

A meeting to talk about work in progress, readings and shared interest in data studies research.

Coordinated by Sabina Leonelli, meets on Mondays 9-10am.

Egenis Research Exchange

Work-in-progress draft reading and discussion group focused on social and philosophical studies of the life sciences.

Coordinated by Sabina Leonelli and Elis Jones, meets weekly on Mondays 2-3pm.

Health and Wellbeing

Discussing sociological research on health, care and well-being. This year discussing Covid-19 research and developments from a sociological angle.

Coordinated by Ginny Russell and Courtney Buckler.

Science and Technology Studies

Reading new and milestone works in the science and technology Studies field.

Coordinated by Astrid Schrader.


Seminar series related to the Department are: 

Please see events page for schedule, centre pages for details.