School of Sociology and Social Policy’s – Public Lecture

44On Thursday 13 October, the School of Sociology and Social Policy welcomes Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

“I think the two trends might be linked and there are geographical clues as to why that could be the case. A more equitable world might be also be a world with less precarity and anxiety. Is that possible, desirable, and if so how do we travel that way?There is no way that everyone can be rich. Only 1% of people can be in the best-off 1%. Today being rich often involves having many other people work for you. They have much less choice than you might have, if you are rich, but we sometimes over-estimate the freedom of those who have most wealth. In this talk I’ll show some images of growing inequality in the world, the UK and in particular in London. I’ll also talk about recent evidence on the spread of anxiety and wider worrying.”

This public lecture is open both to University of Nottingham staff and students, and the general public alike.

Register your interest, or contact Clare Barton for more information:

telephone: +44 (0)115 846 6762

Posted on 01 July 2015

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