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We had the experience but missed the meaning (Dry Salvages, T.S.Eliot): Reflecting on reflection

Wednesday 21 November from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, School of Education and Social Work

The phrase in the title, taken from T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets, captures something of the marvel and mystery that are intertwined in my journey to date


A vision of successful education in Africa through the agency of research

Wednesday 28 November from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Kwame Akyeampong, Professor of International Education & Development

Education in Africa is often characterised in deficit terms, unable to achieve social improvement for the poor and marginalised.


The Exchange at Small Batch: A cup of kindness

Thursday 29 November from 18:30 until 19:30
Small Batch Coffee, 111 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AA

Join Al Tomlins, founder of Small Batch Coffee and Jo Cutler from the University’s Social Decision Lab for an evening of coffee and conversation.


Why the US is not a "Nation of Immigrants"

Wednesday 5 December from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Maria Lauret, Professor of American Literature and Culture, School of English

Far from making a radical break with the past, President Trump’s immigration policy is in line with a long tradition of American nativism.


Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2019: Torn From Home

Wednesday 6 February from 13:30 until 17:30
Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9SL

This annual event, organised by the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday 6 February 2019.


Distant voices, living music: hearing the past and writing the present

Wednesday 6 March from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition in Music, School of Media, Film and Music

Classical composers are often trained to think that originality means devising new ideas and methods, and precludes quoting the past.


Dynamics and Control – their role in cutting vehicle CO2 emissions

Wednesday 10 April from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Julian Dunne, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Informatics

Dynamics and Control play a major role in the design and operation of just about everything that moves: cars, aircraft, electric motors and robots.


How neurons work together to unpick and reconstruct the world around us

Wednesday 8 May from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Miguel Maravall, Professor of Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences

Neurons in our sensory systems cooperate to extract information and meaning from our environment. Different neurons divide up their roles. Even when..


Hostile Environments: a new politics of global space

Wednesday 12 June from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Michael Collyer, Professor of Geography, School of Global Studies

Events of the last decade have underlined the limitations of formal migration controls. Wealthy states have intensified attempts to influence the...




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