This year's Cumberland Colloquia scheme got off to a good start on Friday, as members of the 2017 committee met at the Lodge for the first time to discuss their plans for the forthcoming conference.
The group met staff from our Education team who will be mentoring them through the process of organising a conference on 'Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty: Political, Social and Cultural Change'.
Their colloquium will look at what social cohesion looks like in the 21st century and how it ought to look. It will draw on debates from multiple fields in the humanities, arts, human and social sciences.
The newly selected committee comprises of:
- Dr Matthew Donoghue (Chair), Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford
- Kerstin Frie, PhD Student in Psychology at the University of Oxford
- Dr Samantha Goethals, Senior Researcher in Labour Rights at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
- Dr Ben Whitham, Lecturer in International Relations at De Montfort University
- Sadek Kessous, Lecturer in English at University of Newcastle.