Regent Street discussions

Tuesday 28 February

Different laws: security and protection in an uncertain world

Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speakers: Steve Greenfield – Legitimate protection or unwarranted paternalism?: the international transfers of young footballers
Simon Flacks – Children, difference and discrimination
Marilyn Freeman – Parental child abduction: what difference does it make?
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos – Atmospheric indifference: agency in the lawscape – why we do what the law tells us to do without necessarily realising it

Book a free ticket now via Eventbrite.


Wednesday 1 March

London being different: life after Brexit

Time: 7-9pm
Location: University of Westminster, Portland Hall, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY
Speakers: Stephen Kinnock MP, Member of Parliament for Aberavon
Amy Longland, Partnerships and Programmes Lead at MyLifeMySay
Catherine Barnard, Senior Fellow of The UK in a Changing Europe
Matthew Goodwin, Senior Fellow of The UK in a Changing Europe
Magdalena Frennhoff Larsen (Chair), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

The University of Westminster and My Life My Say are proud to host a panel discussion to analyse the impact of Brexit on London and what young Londoners have to say and may expect from life after Brexit. Speakers will discuss issues concerning the impact of Brexit on immigration, employment and polling analysis on voters in London during and after the EU referendum.

Book a free ticket now via Eventbrite.


Thursday 2 March

Lampedusa: debating representation of migration in an age of 'crisis'

Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: University of Westminster, Portland Hall, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY
Speakers: Federica Mazzara
Côme Ledésert (film maker/PhD student at University of Westminster) – Côme is the author of Persisting Dreams, a short film about Lampedusa that questions our perception of migrants in Europe.
Maya Ramsay (artist) – An award-winning artist, Maya works with historically and politically important sites including, most recently, the graves of migrants who lost their lives whilst trying to reach Europe by sea.
Lucy Wood (artist)  Lucy set sail from Lampedusa to London in a rescued North African migrant boat on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2013.

This event will address the issue of the so-called 'migrant crisis' in the Mediterranean. It will look at the specific case of Lampedusa as a space that struggles to find a balance between on the one hand a space for leisure and tourism and on the other a destination for global passage. It will also challenge the way the representation of this phenomenon has been managed by the media and the political actors.

Côme Ledésert's 25-minute short film Persisting Dreams will also receive its UK premiere at the event.

Book a free ticket now via Eventbrite.


Friday 3 March

Writing the Other

Time: 7-9pm
Location: University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Jemma Wayne, novelist and journalist

Jemma's talk will include writing about characters who are different from ourselves, themes of identity and what are more traditionally thought of as 'male' topics, such as politics and war.

Book a free ticket now via Eventbrite.