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This Week at Loughborough | 4 April

4 April 2022

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Book Club: Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi

5 April, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Online

Join our regular Book Club for an online discussion of Lola Olufemi’s 2020 book which aims to ‘reclaim feminism from consumerism’. Plastered over t-shirts and tote bags, the word ‘feminist’ has entered the mainstream and is fast becoming a popular slogan for our generation. But feminism isn’t a commodity up for purchase; it’s a weapon for fighting against injustice.

Find out more on the events page.

Inspiring Minds STEM: Year 12 taster day

5 April, 9am – 3pm, West Park Teaching Hub

Inspiring Minds is Loughborough University’s series of taster days for Year 12 students. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about the options available at university and how to get there. The events allow you to not only experience studying your chosen subject area at university level, but also to meet our current students and academics and discover university life.

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As Sensors Unfold – Research Seminar by IAS Residential Fellow Dr Berit Greinke

6 April, 1pm – 2pm, Online

For electronic textile crafters, an apparent lack of control and elements of surprise when working with fibres and threads are a familiar occurrence. Often, the process of making is undetermined firstly, and characterised by a dynamic process of negotiation between the textile and the crafter through multi-sensory engaging with material properties and tools.

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Public lecture: Trying to outrun cancer

6 April, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Online

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Mhairi Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that physical activity and exercise play a key role in reducing cancer risk and helping to improve patient outcomes, but we don’t fully understand what’s going on at the cellular and molecular level.

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ReLondon Sustainability Hackathon

7 April, 10am – 5pm, Dual delivery

Join a team of likeminded students and look to create solutions to a real-life problem, this hackathon we will be working with our friends at ReLondon on ‘creating sustainable solutions’.

Find out more on the events page.

Confidence in the digital age: Do you trust your news? Do you trust your phone?

7 April, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, U0.05, Brockington Extension

Neil Stansfield, Head of Strategy, Digital Sector, Resilience and Security, National Physical Laboratory

The first duty of any government is the security of its citizens. Such a simple phrase in such a complex world. Because now our security is not just about having confidence in our physical safety, it’s also about confidence in the way we go about our lives.

Find out more on the events page.

Petre Breazu: Fellowship Inaugural Lecture

8 April, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, LDN.1.04 & Online

In this lecture, Petre will introduce his MSCA project carried out at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance under the mentorship of Professor Aidan McGarry. This project investigates contemporary expressions of racism and xenophobia toward the Roma in the context of the growing populism in Europe.

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