“I’ve always thought that science is more than just a way to make new discoveries that will improve our life and it is not just a continuous search for new explanations, new technologies or new medicines. Like arts, science can send important messages that are not strictly related to complex equations or chemical formulas. The crystals in my picture are composed of completely different compounds that interact together to create these amazing coloured and shiny structures. That’s how the world should be!
Learn about PhD jobs and careers . . . and how to get them!
Beyond the Professoriate is the online conference for PhDs in career transition. Join us for two days of presentations and discussion with PhDs working in non-faculty roles in a variety of jobs and careers. Learn from PhDs who’ve been there, done that!
The 4th annual conference will take place live on Saturday, 6 May, and Saturday, 13 May 2017, starting at 11:00am EDT both days. All conference sessions will be recorded and will be available to watch on demand for 21 days.
The next College of Social Science Inaugural Lecture will be by Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson on Wednesday 3rd May.
Professor Allen-Collinson will speak on “Talking sense(s): Sociology and the person in the body”.
Despite vociferous calls to ‘bring the body’ into sociological theory and conceptualisations over the past two decades, there has been a strong critique of ‘mainstream’ sociology for overlooking the grounded, corporeal realities and consequences of embodiment. Feminist sociologists and phenomenological sociologists have been amongst those calling for sociology to incorporate the corporeal. In her work, Professor Allen-Collinson highlights the need to investigate and analyse the influence of social structural forces (and ‘classic’ sociological variables) upon the lived experience of the person in the body.
Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer — he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors’ medical knowledge to design a better repair job.