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W(h)ither Public Law?

Wednesday 27 September from 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Lindsay Stirton, Professor of Public Law

Professor Stirton argues that Public Law has failed.


African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics

Wednesday 4 October from 16:00 until 18:00
Fulton 214
MFM Research Seminar Series with Sussex Africa Centre
Mehita Iqani (Wits University and Asa Briggs Visiting Fellow)

African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics Mehita Iqani (Wits University and Asa Briggs Visiting Fellow) and Simidele Dosekun (MFM).


Thinking Through ‘Family’, Thinking Across Contexts

Wednesday 4 October from 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Janet Boddy, Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies

In this lecture, Professor Boddy thinks through the concept of family, drawing together diverse studies that cross contexts.


Reassembling the University: The Idea of a University in a Digital Age

Wednesday 11 October from 18:30 until 20:00
Fulton A, Fulton Building, Refectory Rd, Falmer, Brighton BN1
Professorial Lecture
David Berry, Professor of Digital Humanities

This lecture will examine the relevance of ideas that reassembled the university in differing periods beginning in the 19th century until the present.


Heritage Crime

Wednesday 11 October from 19:00 until 20:30
ARTS A Lecture Theatre
University of Sussex Archaeology Society Lectures
Daryl Holter (Sussex Police) and Edwin Wood (Portable Antiquities Scheme)

We have a choice to defend our heritage, past, present and future. When it falls victim to abuse it is our moral responsibility to protect our past.


Traversing the Academy: Experimental Arts Before and After Austerity

Wednesday 18 October from 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Professor Gavin Butt, Attenborough Chair in Drama, Theatre and Performance

Is there a role for the university in supporting and producing experimental art?


The Final Frontier for Einstein's Theory of Gravity

Wednesday 25 October from 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre
Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture
Christopher Miller, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan

Asa Briggs Fellowship Lecture by Christopher Miller, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan


The Famous Five Acting Otherwise: The Significance of Scope and Scale in Children’s Agency and Social Actorship

Wednesday 1 November from 18:30 until 20:00
Fulton A, Fulton Building, Refectory Rd, Falmer, Brighton BN1
Professorial Lecture
Jo Moran-Ellis, Professor of Sociology

The Famous Five Acting Otherwise: The Significance of Scope and Scale in Children’s Agency and Social Actorship


Your Brain on Drugs: Not the Same Everywhere

Wednesday 8 November from 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Aldo Badiani, Professor of Psychology and Addiction Medicine

In this lecture, Aldo will show that different classes of drugs produce unique neurobiological effects and internal states.


Draper Lecture and Law Networking, London

Thursday 9 November from 18:30 until 20:00
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty - Human Rights charity

Annual lecture held in memory of the late University of Sussex law academic and Nuremberg prosecutor, Professor Colonel Gerald Draper.


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