Bloomberg Alumni Lecture

The Society of Mathematics @ Richmond Today (sm@RT) in collaboration with the Economics an Investment Banking Forum Club presents Bloomberg Alumni Lecture.

Let’s welcome Jimmy Enhammer, a current analyst at Bloomberg, as he presents “What they ask you at Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs, but don’t teach you in class”.

 

Location: Asa Briggs Cafe,

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 22nd at 6pm.

Dr Eunice Goes

Dr. Eunice Goes to present on Brexit

At 4pm on Thursday 23rd November in the Theatre at Richmond Hill Campus The Centre for the Study of the State, Power, and Globalisation will be hosting Dr. Eunice Goes, who will be presenting on ‘Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the EU’.

Professor Alex Seago

Publication & Launch of Pop Art & Design edited by Anne Massey & Alex Seago

pop art and design boook 1

pop art and design boook 2.png This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between art and design, which led to the creation of ‘pop’. Challenging accepted boundaries and definitions seeking out various commonalities and points of connection between these two exciting areas. Confronting the all-pervasive `high art / low culture’ divide, Pop Art and Design brings a fresh understanding of visual culture during the vibrant 1950s and 60s. This was an era when commercial art became graphic design, illustration was superseded by photography and high fashion became street fashion, all against the backdrop of a rapidly-evolving economic and political landscape, a glamorous youth scene and an effervescent popular culture. The book’s central argument is that pop art relied on and drew inspiration from pop design, and vice versa. Pop Art and Design provides a case study in the broader inter-relationship between art and design, and constitutes the first interdisciplinary publication on the subject. The book launch is on November 30th at 7pm in Asa Briggs Hall.

Trump’s Tweets: talk by Tom Roberts in Kensington, 6pm 21 November

Dr Tom Roberts, co-author of How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language (Head of Zeus 2017 – copy in the library) will be talking about Trump’s tweets on Tuesday 21 November in Asa Briggs Room 216, Kensington Campus. Doors open at 6pm.

Tom’s previous book, Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty, published by UQP, won the 2017 National Biography Award in Australia. The judges commented that ‘Before Rupert is deeply scholarly yet utterly accessible and enticing … Roberts has crafted a masterful biography, full of remarkable insights’.

The event is hosted by Richmond’s Centre for the Study of Persuasive Industries (CSPI).

Promoting Psychology Students’ Critical Thinking Skills: Challenges and Opportunities

Richmond, The American International University in London is pleased to announce a one-day conference to be held at its Kensington Campus on 10th November 2017

(Lecture Theatre, 17 Young Street, London, UK, W8 5EH)

Despite the confusion and misconceptions about the term ‘critical thinking’, it is always listed as one of the main objectives Psychology graduates should meet upon completion of their degree. Its association with academic achievement and employability highlight the need for Psychology lecturers to embed it within the curricula they are responsible for; this is in line with the latest developments in the Higher Education landscape which put teaching and employability at the fore. 

This conference brings together psychologists and Higher Education practitioners, all united by a mutual concern for the development of strategies that can improve shared understandings of critical thinking in the teaching of Psychology. The conference will focus on current debates in the field and will explore whether critical thinking can be incorporated in a more explicit way in the curriculum; the role of technology and innovative teaching methods in promoting such skills in Psychology students will also be discussed.

How to register:

The link includes detailed information on the event.

Delegate registration fee: £4.00

The delegate registration fee includes access to conference sessions, lunch, all-day refreshments and afternoon wine reception.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION:

09:45 – 10:15: Registration

10:15 – 10:30: Introduction

10:30 – 11:15: SESSION 1- Dr Julie Hulme, Reader in Psychology, Keele University

Psychological Literacy: Moving Critical Thinking from Classroom to Everyday Life 

11:15 – 12:00: SESSION 2- Dr Victoria Bourne, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Royal Holloway University

Creating Independent Researchers by Fostering Critical Thinking Skills

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 13:45: SESSION 3- Dr Lucy Irving, Lecturer in Psychology, Middlesex University

Enhancing Critical Thinking in Psychology students: The Dancing Statistics Project

13:45 – 14:30: SESSION 4 – Jonathan Tulloch, ‎Learning Technology Advisor, University of East London

Educational Technology and Critical Thinking

14:30 –15:00: Conclusions/reflections on the day

15:00 onwards: Wine reception

 

Supported by the Mind in Society Research Centre at Richmond University and the Richmond Psychology Association.

For more information, please contact Dr Annita Ventouris.

Fantasy Apocalypse – A One-Day Joint Symposium of all things Science Fiction, fantasy and horror with The University of Northampton and Richmond The American International University in London

Fantasy Symposium 2017 4 speaker draft (2)Speakers Include:

FRED BOTTING (Kingston University, London)
JON MACKLEY (University of Northampton)
LAVIE TIDHAR (Award-winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station)
MARTIN BROWN (Richmond University)

 

1 December 2017 10am-16.30
Richmond University
Asa Briggs 216
7 Ansdell Street,
Kensington W8 5BN

On Friday 13th October, one member of the electro comedy duo Cassetteboy will speak in Dr. Nicola Mann’s AVC 4205 Introduction to Visual Culture class. Cassetteboy are known for their ‘mashups’ of celebrities such as David Cameron and Alan Sugar.

CassetteboySeveral of the duo’s videos have gone viral, securing millions of views on Youtube. Cassetteboy are perhaps best known for their”Cameron’s Conference Rap” (2014), featuring cut-up clips of the then British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking at the annual Conservative Party Conference, set to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”.

Join us to discuss issues connected to culture-jamming, online cut and paste mischief-making, and political humour in visual culture!

Day: Friday 13th October

Time: 12:30-13:00

Location: LEC 2, Taylor Library, Hill Campus.