UCL Anthropology


Culture Counts!

4 March 2015


New developments in understanding how and why culture varies as much and as little as it does, how it achieves its effects on attitudes and decisions, and how to measure and model it.

UCL Anthropology Sixth annual Mary Douglas seminar

for researchers interested in developing and applying the legacy of the late Professor Dame Mary Douglas

Afternoon of Thursday 4th June, 13.00-17.30pm and morning of Friday 5th June 2015, 9.00am-13.30pm
Room 106, Gordon House, 29 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PP

To reserve a place, please e-mail Catherine Darlington (catherine.darlington@brunel.ac.uk). To cover refreshments on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, a charge of £10.00 is payable. For those with UK bank accounts, payment is requested in advance by cheque in sterling, made out to 'The Mary Douglas Seminar'. The cheque should be sent by post to Catherine Darlington, 261 Tolcarne Drive, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2DW, United Kingdom, with a covering note. Those attending from outside the UK may pay in cash on the day of the seminar, because we are unable to accept cheques in other currencies.

If there are graduate students from universities within the UK but outside London who would like to attend the seminar, but who find themselves unable to obtain financial assistance from their schools or departments with the cost of travel, we shall be able to assist up to two people in this situation with the cost of a standard class return train fare to London on days which will enable them to attend the seminar. Application should be made by email to Perri 6, Professor in Public Management, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, P.6@qmul.ac.uk, together with a letter from the head of school or department explaining why the graduate student's request for assistance to their own school could not be met.

The Mary Douglas seminar takes place on the days immediately after the second Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place at St Anne's College Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS (www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/home) on Wednesday 3rd June 2015, starting between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and followed by a reception. The lecture will be given by Professor Jeffrey Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Colleagues will therefore be able to attend both the lecture and the seminar. The timetables allow enough time both those who prefer to stay in Oxford on 3rd June and travel to London on the morning of 4th June for the seminar and for those who prefer to take the one hour train journey from Oxford to London Paddington on the evening of 3rd June to stay in London before the seminar (suggested direct trains: 20.01-20.59, 20.31-21.33, 21.01-22.00, 21.32-22.43: see www.thetrainline.com).