High profile sociologist to discuss twenty-first century society

03 March 2015

Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, world-renowned British sociologist, will be visiting the University on Tuesday 3 March to deliver a public lecture exploring society in the twenty-first century.

In the lecture, Off the Edge of History: The World in the Twenty-First Century, Lord Giddens will speak about the complex tangle of opportunities and risk that face us in our current era.

Lord Giddens is one of the most famous British sociologists today. He is the author of over 34 books and one of the most widely read authors in the social sciences and humanities.

Sarah Cant, Director of Sociology in the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology, said: “We are delighted and honoured that Professor Lord Anthony Giddens will be coming to speak to Christ Church Sociology students as well as the local community.

“He is a great orator and inspirational speaker. We know that the content of the lecture will be fascinating for our students and the interested public. His recent work concentrates on describing and explaining the contemporary world, capturing the contradictions and nuances of modern day living.”

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 3 March at 6pm in the Michael Berry Lecture Theatre in the Old Sessions House building on the North Holmes Campus. The event is free and open to all.

Notes to Editor

Engaging Sociology is a new initiative within the Sociology programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. Sociology’s focus on social life and societal issues means that its research and insights are of interest not only to academics and students but also to the general public and policy makers. Through open debates, public lectures and community and school involvement, the Sociology team are committed to ensuring that our discipline has practical and valuable application.

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 97% of our UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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