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Inaugural Lecture Series continues - all students welcome to attend

9 January 2013

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After the series got off to a successful start in autumn last year, we are pleased to announce a further six thought-provoking lectures for February and March 2013. All staff, students and members of the public are very welcome to attend and there will be a drinks reception and networking opportunities after each lecture.

February lectures

So who hears the consumer voice? Users, the law and regulation

Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013 at 6pm
Venue: The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Ever since Parliament has existed, it has been necessary to pass laws to protect people – from robbers and rapists to landlords and loan-sharks. Visiting Professor Dianne Hayter will draw on her experience both in the regulatory environment and within Parliament to consider how our democratic and regulatory structures can best respond to the consumer voice.

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NowHere or NoWhere? Time, professional development and e-mentoring

Date: Wednesday 13 February 2013 at 6pm
Venue: The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

How do individuals experience time? Today, many of us may feel pressured by time, the challenges of demanding jobs, international travel and the impact of instantaneous communications. This lecture by Professor Barbara Allan, Dean of Westminster Business School, will explore some of the temporal challenges faced by individuals, mentoring pairs and organisations supporting career development through e-mentoring.

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Globalization's minor architectures

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 6pm
Venue: The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Globalization has been extremely productive for architects, as cities around the world have competed with each other for recognition, status and investment in the language of architecture and urbanism. The lecture is given by Professor Lindsay Bremner, Director of Architectural Research in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. It will address questions of globalization’s potentiality to generate new modes of spatial and architectural imagination and practice.

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Dudeonomics: Inside the minds, hearts and bodies of men

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 6pm
Venue: The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

In his forthcoming work, ‘Dudeonomics’, Professor Damien Ridge, Professor of Health Studies and chair of Patient Experience Research at the University of Westminster, takes a fun but scholarly approach to looking at men, their place in society and wellbeing. Drawing on the masculinities and wellbeing research programme at the University of Westminster and wider scholarly work, this lecture looks at questions such as: How can we think about men differently? Is masculinity any good for you? What about men behaving well? And more.

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More lectures are planned for March. Find out more.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Paula Cadenhead at [email protected]

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