Here’s a message recently sent round to the SSC email discussion list. I thought it would be worthwhile to repeat it on the blog in case you’ve not yet signed up to the discussion list:
I would like to suggest that we all meet up for a one day event to be held in Lincoln in early September, either 3rd or the 10th.
The meeting is open to all who have registered as members of the Social Science Centre Co-operative or who have registered an interest. This includes those based within Lincoln and elsewhere.
The purpose for the event would be to set a work plan for the next twelve months: working towards a day when the Social Science Centre would start teaching students.
There is a general indication from informal discussions that the Social Science Centre would open in October 2012. This needs to be formally agreed.
The agenda for the one day event has been generated from other events held by the SSC and from formal and informal discussions. It includes:
Curriculum, including Pedagogy
Quality and Peer Review
Areas of responsibility: work groups
Power and consensus decision making within the SSC
Comments and suggestions for this agenda are welcome. Please send to the SSC discussion list: firstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself if you haven’t already.
The venue of the day has yet to be decided, although it could be in the Croft Street Community Centre, Lincoln, where we held our Consensus Decision Making workshop. The format is also up for grabs. All suggestions welcome.
We might want to invite Jonathan Rose to give a talk. He is the author of a seminal book: ‘The Intellectual Lives of the British Working Classes’, published by Yale in 2001. The book got a very good review from A C Grayling. All other suggestions for speakers also welcome.