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17:30 - 20:00 9 March 2017

Celebration of critical realism at UCL


Drama Studio | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

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Hilary Wainwright, Editor, Red Pepper magazine, Until 1979, Wainwright was a research fellow at the Department of Sociology at Durham University. From 1979–81, she was a researcher at the Technology Department of the Open University. In 1982, she became Ken Livingstone's Deputy Chief Economic Advisor to the Greater London Council (GLC). Wainwright is a Fellow of the international think tank for progressive politics, the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam;[1] Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Participation Studies at the Department for Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK and previously research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics. She has also been a visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of Cal

All are welcome to this special celebration of Critical Realism (CR) and the works of its originator, Professor Roy Bhaskar. The event will see the launch of new books on the subject and an introduction to a new member of the UCL community. Chairing the proceedings will be Hilary Wainwright, the sociologist, political activist and socialist feminist, best known for being editor of Red Pepper magazine.

The afternoon will begin with a welcome to Professor Margaret Archer, who is joining UCL, by Professor David Voas, Head of the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education.

The event will feature the launch of new books by the late Professor Roy Bhaskar, in conversation with and edited by his colleagues:

  • The Order of Natural Necessity, R. Bhaskar, edited by Gary Hawke 2017
  • Enlightened Commonsense, R. Bhaskar, edited by Mervyn Hartwig 2016, Routledge:

There will be a bookstall for guests to purchase any of the books and refreshments will be provided.


Priscilla Alderson
+44 (0)20 7612 6396 | p.alderson@ucl.ac.uk


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