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Who framed American English?

Wednesday 9 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics, School of English

This talk examines the "mini moral panic" about the state of the language and what it can tell us about linguistic identity in modern Britain.


‘Food-work city’: Oral histories of and for changing places

Wednesday 16 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Ben Rogaly, Professor of Human Geography, School of Global Studies

Could changing the way we think about migration lead to a more hopeful, less divisive debate and improved wages and conditions for low-paid workers?


Forests, famine and communities: Towards an environmental history of eastern India

Wednesday 23 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Vinita Damodaran, Professor of South Asian History, School of History Art History and Philosophy

This lecture on the impact of globalisation on the forested landscapes and indigenous or adivasi cultures of India will focus on environmental history


Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture - Reionization: A Cosmic Detective Game

Monday 4 June from 18:00 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture
Steven Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Texas and Asa Briggs Fellow

Professor Finkelstein is collaborating with Dr Stephen Wilkins, MPS, on the project Exploring the Early Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope.


Education, conflict, war and peace: Between governance and resistance

Wednesday 6 June from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Mario Novelli, Professor of the Political Economy of Education, School of Education and Social Work

This lecture investigates the complex relationship between education and conflict in a period of increased globalisation, neoliberalism and inequality




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