16 Oct 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site


CRASSH lectures supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

Lord Giddens


Lord Giddens will give the first in a series of five lectures on Understanding Society. The series will culminate in a panel discussion at Kings Place on Tuesday 27 November 2012.  


Human social interaction and communication didn't just follow on from the emergence of homo sapiens but almost certainly contributed to that emergence and dominance over other species. In this lecture Lord Giddens shall stress the importance of media of communication in social evolution, leading from the hunting and gathering societies to city-based civilisations and later to the global society of today. 

The lectures are free and open to all, no registration required.

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Lord Giddens

Anthony Giddens is a Fellow of King’s College Cambridge and Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics. He was Director of the LSE from 1997 to 2003, and was made a member of the House of Lords in 2004. Lord Giddens has honorary degrees or comparable awards from 21 universities. In 1984 he co-founded the publishing house Polity Press, which today produces 150 titles a year. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was the BBC Reith Lecturer in 1999, and was awarded the ‘Spanish Nobel Prize’, the Prince of Asturias Award, in 2002. His textbook Sociology has sold over a million copies. According to Google Scholar, Anthony Giddens is the most widely cited sociologist in the world.His many books include The Constitution of Society, Modernity and Self-Identity, Beyond Left and Right, The Third Way and Europe in the Global Age. His most recent major work is The Politics of Climate Change. His books have been translated into more than forty languages.


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