The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

British Psychological Society

It has been a busy time for Ros. Last Thursday she gave a keynote at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference, looking at The Cult of Confidence and questioning the rise of positive psychology . Relaxing at the conference dinner after the keynote (photo: Celia Kitzinger)

Feminism co-opted?

On Tuesday (9 May) Ros was out and about at Goldsmiths chairing a session at the Feminism Co-opted? Event with Catherine Rottenberg, Angela McRobbie, Sara Farris, Elizabeth Evans and Kalpana Wilson

Ros delivers Rosemary Crompton memorial keynote

Wednesday (may 10th) it was time for the Rosemary Crompton memorial lecture, in which Ros honoured the  sadly-missed leading sociologist of class, work and gender, with a whirlwind tour of new forms of precarious work from academia to Uber. Ros themed her talk around the legendary collegiality of Rosemary Crompton, and drew on research from…

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Jenny advises on the pilot programme of Arterial Network’s African Creative Cities in Harare (Zimbabwe)

On May 1st-5th, on the margin of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Arterial Network’s pilot programme (2016-2018) on African Creative Cities was launched in Harare (Zimbabwe). On May 1st, acting as the scientific adviser for the programme, Jenny was invited to lead a preliminary meeting workshop with the team of Harare Creative…

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