University of Leicester eBulletin

British Sociological Annual Conference at University of Leicester

March 2002

No 69  

March 25-27

Last 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.

More 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.

The conference also has a special symposium looking at 'race' in the city.

Some topical themes for the BSA conference include:

In the course of next three days more than 200 presentations will be given, with speakers drawn from around the globe.

The 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:

Jane Pilcher, Chris Pole and John Williams are organising the conference for the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester. 

John Williams for the organising team said:

"This 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"

Conference speakers will be happy to talk to the press.

Contact details:  BSA Conference Office: 0116 271 8917 John Williams, Conference Team: 0781 595 4091

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