British Sociological Annual Conference at University of Leicester
held in Leicester in 1995, the British Sociological Association's Annual
Conference visits the University of Leicester once more this week.
The conference is held at the University's magnificent conference venue
at Gilbert Murray Hall in Oadby.
than 400 delegates, drawn from around the world, will descend on the city in
search of the answers to some of society's most pressing issues.
Social questions, such as explaining and dealing with drug use and
domestic violence through to analysing the effects of the internet and changes
in our experiences of work, education and childhood will be dealt with in the
next three days.
conference also has a special symposium looking at 'race' in the city.
topical themes for the BSA conference include:
the course of next three days more than 200 presentations will be given, with
speakers drawn from around the globe.
University of Leicester itself is a major centre for work in sociology and
Leicester offers up a number of local speakers on a range of important themes. These include:
Pilcher, Chris Pole and John Williams are organising the conference for the
Sociology Department at the University of Leicester.
Williams for the organising team said:
conference is unique for its scope and the range of issues it covers. Virtually
all the contemporary social issues debated at governmental level are on the
agenda of sociologists - and are being discussed at the 2002 BSA conference.
From looking at issues of crime and social disorder to questions about
family life, education, sport and work this conference is both timely and
relevant. This is one of the major academic events of its type in Europe this
year. We are delighted Leicester has been chosen again to host this event.
It confirms the strength of sociology nationally and the role of the
University here in keeping the discipline in the public eye"
speakers will be happy to talk to the press.
details: BSA Conference Office: 0116 271 8917 John Williams,
Conference Team: 0781 595 4091
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