The explosion in the availability of various types of social media has led to a greater ambient cacophony at a time when there are pressing debates that ought to be conducted within society. This talk series is designed to engage some of these contemporary issues, with the talks providing the latest thinking on these topics, delivered by well established academics with a history of engagement on these subjects at national and global levels.
The talks in this series explore controversial issues surrounding law, sociology, criminology and politics in the UK, in Europe, and within the wider global community. The talks ought to serve as a forum to engage young minds with the burning questions of the day.
Aligned to A Level curriculum and undergraduate programmes on offer at Middlesex and elsewhere, this series would be suitable for students who are currently studying, or intend to study: law, sociology, government and/or politics, and English. Our academics will come to your school or college to deliver the talk at a pre-agreed date and time, on a first-come, first-served basis. We would also be happy to hear from you about other analogous topics that may be relevant based on your own curriculum and how it intersects with our subject expertise.
Human rights: is this the new standard for common decency in international society?
You may be shouting, but we can't hear you: political movements, their growth and impact.
To be or not to be... European Brexit and its potential impact on the UK
Does law have the necessary tools to tackle growing inequality or is it merely a club for the privileged?
The migration crisis: is the whole world moving around and about to crash into Europe's borders?
Protecting whistleblowers: a society that stands up for those highlighting injustice is a more just society
Diversity and the City of London: what strategies have communities used to ensure their success?
Safety in cyberspace: addressing the challenge of the 21st century through child protection
Getting away with it: white collar crime and society's feeble efforts at curbing it
Probation under the probe: punishing, monitoring or nurturing and rehabilitating?
Speaking truth to power: taking on persistent perpetrators of injustice in the courts and winning!
The power of language: what we say and what we really mean through the lens of the courts
Family migration: back door route to immigration or fundamental human right?
Disasters and global humanitarian responses: too little too late?
Drugs, crime and criminal justice: challenges for policy and practice
Saving the planet: the impact of wildlife crime on the environment and societies
The gangs of London
The role of religion in public life: re-engaging the questions of the wearing of religious symbols in public
Policing London in an age of austerity and heightened security concerns
The lines on the map are blurring: international boundaries under pressure
Towards a sustainable and rewarding career: key principles and skills in a competitive world