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November 2019

Calling Time On Gender-Based Violence

November 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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This panel discussion will explore the roots of gender-based violence across the world, including investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers; identity, sexuality and caste in Indian and UK South-Asian communities; domestic violence across Europe; and transphobic responses to the 2009 play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven in Brazil and the UK. Speaking at this event will be Jo Clifford, the first openly trans playwright to have a play running in London’s West End; Nicola Dahrendorf…

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Discoveries and Secrets: Egyptian Archaeology

November 16, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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Join a panel of speakers as they discuss Scottish contributions to archaeology in Egypt, including new research on pioneering excavator Alexander Henry Rhind, exciting discoveries made during the museum's review of Egyptian collections across Scotland, and current excavation work in Egypt.

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The Panic Room

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swansea Museum, Victoria Rd SA1 1SN
Swansea, Wales SA1 1SN United Kingdom
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Life is lived through half-truths, entrapment, lies, decoding, escape and discovery of truths. The complex and unreliable code of the 'Werwolf child terrorists' and the work of Sherlock Holmes offer a unique insight into the human psyche. In a panel discussion, with simulated ‘panic room’, uncover the secret plans of Hitler’s Werwolf and the brilliance of Sherlock Holmes. Suitable for ages 16+ (strong language). This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series, by Swansea…

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Home Truths

November 20, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell
London, London EC1R 0HB United Kingdom
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There are secrets and discoveries to be made in every family's history and thanks to the growth in digital resources, it's now easier than ever to uncover these hidden pasts. 'Home Truths' is an opportunity for people researching their past to meet and discuss family history with academics and archivists working in this field. At the event you can explore how the digital revolution is reshaping family research and how we write family history. Combining a panel discussion and workshop,…

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Lasting Marks?

November 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way
London, New Cross SE14 6NW United Kingdom
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Learn about the history of police secrecy and investigation, and how it is documented through the lens of film, at this screening of Lasting Marks (2018) and Evidence of the Evidence (2018) at Curzon Goldsmiths. Excitingly, the award-winning film maker Charlie Lyne, the director of Lasting Marks, will be present to talk about the process of archival discovery in film making. And afterwards an expert panel will address police secrecy and investigation, how it is mediated, documented and remembered, and what…

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21st Century Body

November 21, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Join author and TV broadcaster Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science) as she debates evolving beauty demands and body ownership with an interdisciplinary panel of fellow University of Birmingham researchers. From ever-changing beauty ideals to increasingly complex questions about the property rights of human bio-materials, '21st Century Body' offers a participatory, thought-provoking ride through contemporary ethical and moral questions relevant to us all. Alice will be joined by: Professor Heather Widdows (Philosophy): Drawing on her recent book, Perfect…

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Exposed! Scandal and Shame Reconsidered

November 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Springer Nature – The Stables Building, 2 Trematon Walk, Kings Cross
London, London N1 9RZ United Kingdom
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Those things we want to discover and those we want to keep secret change over time as there are constant shifts in what is seen as scandalous and shameful. In the digital age, scandals are readily shrugged off or dismissed as fabrications. Bringing together a range of disciplinary perspectives, our expert panel will help make sense of these issues, speaking on topics as diverse as 'dark money' and corruption in British politics, shame and women’s bodies in modern Britain, women…

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What’s the Point of Diversity?

November 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Diversity has become a divisive issue in today's society. In this debate philosophers at the front line will be picking at its complexities and difficulties. What are the different forms of diversity? Why do they matter? Should we be promoting or managing diversity? Should we even be reducing it in the name of greater cohesion? For this year’s Royal institute of Philosophy debate the antagonistic for/against format will be abandoned and instead speakers have been invited to have a more…

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Sea Change

November 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall
London, London E1W 3SH United Kingdom
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At this storytelling night come and discover tales of selkies and the sea which originate in Scotland and Scandinavia, but surface in many different cultures, from the Odyssey’s sirens to Disney’s Little Mermaid. Join folklorist Elizabeth Dearnley, harpist Tamsin Dearnley and Classicist Emma Bridges as they perform some of these traditional tales to the accompaniment of the harp. The performances will be followed by a discussion about different versions of the stories in other cultures and time periods. The night…

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