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Changing perceptions in the 21st century

Fully accessible
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors 6pm
Event 6.30-9.30pm
The Old Queen's Head, 40 Pond Hill,
Sheffield S1 2BG
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Prepare to have your mind changed! Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, where we'll be exploring the big societal issues of today and tomorrow. What defines the term ‘climate refugee’? Should we abolish gender? And how do children make sense of what they hear about issues like Brexit and Donald Trump?

Climate ‘refugees’

Thekli Anastasiou (Law)
The term 'climate refugee' entered public discourse in the mid-1980s, but its usage has increased dramatically in recent years as the effects of climate have become more marked. However, despite the wide usage of the term, there has never been a successful legal case for asylum based on climate change. Thekli Anastasiou will explore these issues and their relationship with other legal provisions including human rights.

Should we abolish gender?

Feminist and trans theorists have sometimes suggested that we ought to get rid of gender. Matthew Cull will use social and political philosophy to examine why they've suggested this aim, and ask whether that aim is a desirable one.

‘When are you going home?’ Children in the Trump/Brexit world

Dr Sabine Little (Department of Education)
With hate crimes on the rise and Brexit on the horizon, how do children make sense of what they see and hear? How do their perceptions translate into life at school? Sabine will share findings from an interview study with 40 reception and primary school teachers in England, who talk about critical incidents (the Brexit Referendum, Trump's Election) and the impact these had on their classrooms.