Dr David Hughes: War & the Media

Prof. Nigel Curry has had to postpone his lecture on the Growth Economy due to family reasons.  We are super glad to announce this excellent late replacement:

Public lecture 7pm, Tuesday 3rd September 2017

How independent is the “free media”? To what extent does it serve to hold government to account, and to what extent does it act as an instrument of propaganda? This lecture will explore those questions in relation to war by analysing a series of wars from World War II through Vietnam and the Falklands to the Gulf War, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Participants will be encouraged to think critically about the news channels they follow and the kinds of messages they are being exposed to.

Everyone welcome.  Free of charge.

Involve Centre, Mint Lane, Lincoln

Housing & the Built Environment Autumn term dates 2017

Monthly Meeting & History Tour of St Giles with Callum, Saturday 2nd September, midday, St Giles Jubilee Hall, Lamb Gardens. Monthly meeting, followed by a guided walk around St Giles.  Callum has done his dissertation on history of St Giles.

Public Lecture tbc, Tuesday 3rd October, 7pm

Monthly Planning Meeting, Saturday 7th October, midday, Mint Lane Involve Centre

Start of term: Housing & the Built Environment, Tuesday 17th October, 7pm, Mint Lane Involve Centre. Welcome new members, reflect on public lecture, introduce Autumn term course and proposed reading

Building Prosociality (David & Karolina), Tuesday 31st October, 7pm, Mint Lane Involve Centre. Reading: Community Perception: The Ability to Assess the Safety of Unfamiliar Neighborhoods and Respond Adaptively Daniel Tumminelli O’Brien and David Sloan Wilson

Monthly Planning Meeting, Saturday 4th November, midday, Mint Lane Involve Centre

Social housing in Lincoln (Lucy), Tuesday 14th November, 7pm, Mint Lane Involve Centre

Prosperity & the Landlord’s Game (Laura), Tuesday 28th November, 7pm, Mint Lane Involve Centre

SSC AGM Planning Meeting, 25th June

 

Venue: Angel Cafe

Time: 11am

Present: Laura, Meredith, Sarah, Mike

Online publicity

A short piece setting out details about the SSC  AGM has been posted on Lincolnite website

Posters/flyers

Delivery of posters/flyers from printer to be confirmed 26th June.

Distribution of flyers

Members to distribute flyers to residents across the city on dates set out below. Please let us know when/if you able to do this:

West End, Tues 27th 7pm. Meet 252 West Parade.

St Giles, Weds 28th June 7pm. Meeting place tba.

St Georges and Long Leys, Thurs 29th June 7pm. Meeting place tba.

Burton Road, Thurs 29th June 7pm. Meeting place tba

Monks Road, Fri 30th June 7pm. Meeting place tba.

City Centre, library and cafes, Sat 1st July. Meeting place and time tba

School and Childrens’ Centres. Days and times tba.

Arrangements for the event

Arrangements for the event were discussed, including need for graffiti and scribble paper for ideas for future learning, artefacts to show history of SSC and provision for children. At the start of the event members to say why they are involved with SSC and ask those attending to suggest ideas for the event. Organising group suggested running the Money workshop presented at the first SSC AGM.

Business of AGM

Agenda for AGM to be drafted and sent out for comment ( MN)

Treasurer’s Report to be prepared (LS)

 

Meeting ended 12 noon.

 

Social Science Centre, Annual General Meeting, Saturday 8th July

The Social Science Centre will be having its Annual General Meeting for 2017 on 8th July at The Collection, Lincoln, from 11 am – 4 pm.

Agenda for the AGM

11am- 12 noon: Official business

12 – 12.30 pm: Lunch – bring and share food

12:30 – 1pm: Introductions

1pm – 1.45: General discussion to formulate discussion group topics

2pm – 3pm: Discussion groups

3pm – 3.15pm: Break

3.15pm – 4.00pm:  General discussion about workshops and how to take the discussion forward

 

 

Annual General Meeting, Planning Meeting Notes, 9th May, Angel Cafe

SSC AGM Planning meeting notes

Tuesday 9th May, 1pm Angel café

Present: Mike Laura, Bradley

· We decided the date for the AGM will be Saturday 8th July (a change from June 24th due to some members having commitments that had arose since).

· Venue to be booked, either The Collection Museum or Croft Street Community Centre, depending on availability.

· We also agreed it would be good to invite SSC Manchester to the event.

· We talked about how to advertise the event and  talked to a friend about designing a poster and flyer with upcoming events of the SSC on the reverse side (this could also be a graphic to share on social media). It was suggested we do some guerrilla marketing, maybe  in the high street with a sandwich board in the likeness of a social science book with the SSC logo, advertising the event. It was suggested  we set up a Facebook page to publicae the event (to be done once venue confirmed) and that we could contact the student newspaper to aid in promotion.

· We agreed then that we need to perhaps have a few future dates in the calendar before the AGM.

Agenda for the AGM

· Official business 11am- 12pm- this is the housekeeping/official stuff. Current members will be encouraged to come to this earlier bit, whereas the main advertising for new members will be for lunch onwards.

· Lunch 12PM- bring and share food

· Kick off properly 12:30pm with intros from everyone present- why here, what are you hoping to get out of it?

· The some short talks from current members on SSC, what we do, what we’ve gotten out of it etc.

· Then breaking out into smaller discussion groups.

Next meeting- 1:30pm Angel café, Monday 22nd May to continue planning the AGM.