Institute of Education


A celebration of Critical Realism at UCL

Start: Mar 09, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Mar 09, 2017 08:00 PM

Location: Drama Studios, Level 1, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Suspended poetry figures sculpture by Jaume Plensa

All are welcome to this special celebration of Critical Realism (CR) and the works of its originator Professor Roy Bhaskar. Hilary Wainwright, the sociologist, political activist and socialist feminist, and perhaps best known as the editor of Red Pepper magazine, will be chairing the proceedings.

Professor David Voas, Head of the Department of Social Science at UCL Institute of Education, will begin the evening with a welcome to Professor Margaret Archer, who is joining the department as an Honorary Professor.

The event will feature the launch of new books by the late Professor Roy Bhaskar, in conversation with and edited by his colleagues:

There will also be a celebration of two co-prize-winning books:

A bookstall with be available for attendees to purchase any of the books and refreshments will be provided.

Professor Archer was previously a Professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research in the field of the philosophy of social science has had particular focus to the ‘problem of structure and agency’ and the interplay between society, culture, structure and its human agents. To this end, she has developed the "morphogenetic approach" within social theory.

This event, hosted by the Social Science Research Unit (SSRU) at the IOE, is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend but registration is essential:

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