An evening of talks, music and food on Thursday, 25 February 2016 8.30pm – 11.30pm, 43 Gordon Square
This event is open to all staff and students in the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy. Break the winter blues and join us for a light-hearted and informal social gathering with an opportunity to meet other members of the SSHP community.
Come in and join any activity that you fancy throughout the evening – sessions on food and archaeology, London’s future, and academics battling it out on our very own University Challenge.
Access to each activity will be on a first come, first seated basis
Drinks and food provided!
Please book your free ticket by Friday 19 February at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/latebbk-tickets-20673260278
The night’s activities
- Djembe Thunder Band and Orientation – Peltz Gallery
- Open Mic – Peltz Gallery
- Debate: London’s Future – Politics, People and Identity – Cinema: This Spring’s Mayoral and London Assembly elections will give Londoners the opportunity to have a say on our city’s future. With housing, transport, policing, social inequality and pollution among the emerging themes of the campaign, what can we or should we expect London’s future to look like? A panel of SSHP academics, whose teaching and research spans from themes of intercultural communication and ethnic voting patterns, to the housing crisis and the history and present of Queer London will address this question in a conversational roundtable discussion. Panel participants: Matt Cook (HCA), Paul Watt (GEDS), Zhu Hua (ALC), Hallvard Lillehammer (Philosophy), Eric Kaufmann (Politics), Lynne Segal (Psychosocial Studies). Chaired by John Arnold (HCA)
- Archaeology Handling Session – GO2
- Motivational Workshop – GO3
- A Life Through Food: In conversation with Sami Zubaida – Studio space: Birkbeck Emeritus Professor Sami Zubaida discusses a cosmopolitan life through food: from postwar Baghdad to sixties England, and the contemporary rise of London as the world’s ‘gastronomic capital’. Drawing on his sociological works on the politics, religion and public cultures of the greater Middle East, Professor Zubaida will engage in conversation with Alex Colas on the politics of food and identity, gastronomic innovation and tradition, and the sociopolitical implications of changing patterns of food and drink consumption across different parts of the world. Sami Zubaida is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College.
- Djembe Thunder Band – Peltz Gallery
- Panel Quiz: ‘University Challenge’ featuring SSHP staff – Cinema
- Archaeology handling session – GO2
- Food Tasting Event – Studio Space
- Open Mic – Peltz Gallery