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This Week at Loughborough | 7 December

7 December 2020

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Speech Bubble

7 December, 7.30pm, Online

Join us for an evening of performance poetry showcasing the spoken word talent on campus.

Speech Bubble is an opportunity for students to perform their own work in front of an audience. It’s also a chance for students, staff and the wider public to enjoy the considerable talent the student population has to offer. Every year the event impresses with the range and depth of spoken word talent – from students from across all subject areas and interests.

Although this is a free event which is open to students, staff and members of the public, booking is essential. The event will take place via Zoom and the login details will be sent to everyone who books. Booking information can be found on the event page.

Great Power Competition in the Anthropocene Artic

8 – 9 December, 1 – 3pm, Online

As part of Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Spotlight Series, colleagues are organising a Virtual Workshop on ‘Great Power Competition in the Anthropocene Arctic’.

The workshop, which will take place over two days (from 1pm-3pm each afternoon) using Zoom, will bring together a group of distinguished and early career scholars, as well as practitioners, to consider what great power competition looks like in the Anthropocene Arctic. Specifically, the workshop will explore and develop new concepts and approaches for improving understanding of how the Anthropocene interacts with inter-state rivalry.

Find out more information about the events and booking information on the event page.

LSU Christian Union: Christmas Carol Service

8 December, 7pm, Online

It’s festive season, which means it’s time for the annual CU Carol Service, in collaboration with LSU Sing, LSU Classical and LSU RockSoc! Join live for fantastic carols, readings and a talk on the true meaning of Christmas – and, for the first time ever, you can join from the comfort of your own sofa.

More information and how to watch can be found on the event page.

Disabilities and Academia: Discussion Panel

8 December, 7 – 8pm, Online

As part of Disability History Month, LSU Disability Support Network is putting on a discussion panel surrounding all things disabilities and academia.

As part of the event, we will be inviting self-identifying disabled academics to discuss stereotypes, barriers, strategies, accessibility and advice in relation to academia.

Booking information is available on the event page.

Mathematics Education Centre Seminar

9 December, 2 – 4.15pm, Online

The seminar will consist of two presentations and a Q&A session.

Dr Ian Jones, ‘Measuring fuzzy constructs using comparative judgement’, (Loughborough University)

In this talk they will present alternative methods based on comparative judgement (CJ) that have been developed at Loughborough over recent years. First they will explain what CJ methods are and how they work, then they will present evidence for the efficiency, validity and reliabiltiy of CJ methods for measuring fuzzy constructs. 

Assistant Professor Amy Napoli, ‘Numeracy at Home: A Pilot Intervention for Parents of Preschoolers’, (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

Early interventions that target parent-child numeracy practices may be an effective way to promote early numeracy skills in young children. The aim of this study was to pilot a home numeracy environment (HNE) intervention with parents of preschool-aged children (M age = 3.90 years).

Visit the event website for further details.

Research Seminar: Saptadeepa Banerjee – Reading Bakunin in anarchist history

9 December, 3 – 4pm, Online

Mikhail Bakunin has largely been understood as a reckless rebel, a ‘stormy petrel’, whose supposed inadequacies and inconsistencies as a revolutionary have often overshadowed his contribution towards the development of anarchist theory and the international anarchist movement.

This seminar seeks to engage with the possibilities of making constructive assessments of Bakunin as an anarchist thinker whose ideas influenced later anarchists and helped shape the ideological basis of the two currents of anarchism – anarcho-communism and anarcho-syndicalism – to a great extent.

Booking information is available on the event page.

Exploring career pathways in Medical Physics

9 December, 2.30 – 4.30pm, Online

Are you studying physics but don’t know what you want to do next? Are you interested in Medical Physics but not sure what it means as a career?

The IOP Medical Physics Group is providing an opportunity to Explore Career Pathways in Medical Physics through two remote afternoon sessions, find out more and book online.

LEN Workshop: Types of Business Funding

10 December, 5.30 – 7pm, Online

This workshop will cover the types of funding that new business owners can consider tapping into when looking to kickstart their business. The focus of this workshop is on start-ups looking to explore the options available to them when raising money for their business and getting their ideas off the ground. It will also give a very brief insight into the world of investment and how to become investor-ready.

Booking information is available on the event page.

Disability Awareness Workshop

10 December, 7 – 8pm, Online

As part of Disability History Month, LSU Disability Support Network is putting on a Disability Awareness workshop session.

Booking informational can be found on the event page.

Sequential and socio-historical contexts in Talk-in-Interaction

11 December, 4 – 5pm, Online

A talk delivered by Professor Kevin Whitehead as part of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) seminar series.

In this presentation, Whitehead draws on recordings of calls to South African “talk radio” shows to take up the question of whether and how claims regarding the relevance of particular socio-historical contexts can be grounded in evidence of participants’ orientations to them in unfolding sequences of action-in-interaction.

Specifically, he examines how racial self-categorization by participants at particular places within sequences can expose their orientations to aspects of the social organization of race relating to South Africa’s apartheid history and/or post-apartheid present.

Visit the event website for further details.

Self-Care Sundays: Salt Dough Modelling

13 December, 4 – 5pm, Online

Create your own salt dough models to decorate and enjoy.

Artist Grace Stones will show you how to create fun shapes out of salt dough to decorate and use within your home! Throughout this live workshop you will be asked to use different mindfulness techniques, to create unique and personal pieces.

Booking information is available on the event page.

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