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Monday 19th May 2014

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


This event, organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library, aims to draw attention to archives and content that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the methodological and practical issues involved in analysing sources.

Speakers include specialists in the fields of Law, Gender and Sexuality from academia, archives and libraries.

Advance registration is required.

To register, make payment and to see the full programme, please see the IALS events page on the School of Advanced Study website:


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We have 2 places remaining on the Digital Futures Academy run by Simon Tanner and Tom Clareson.

The full programme and rates are available here:

Guest speakers include:
Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire
William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
Alistair Dunning, The European Library

We will visit behind the scenes at The National Gallery and The British Library.

If you wish to come then please email me.

We have 23 delegates so far this year from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, representing libraries, museums, archives, plus corporate and national repositories. Delegates range from senior management, curatorial and content specialists to technical implementation staff.

All my best
Simon Tanner

Digital Futures Academy
The British Library, London
March 19-23, 2012

King’s College London is pleased to announce the Digital Futures Academy 5-day training event. We are thrilled that this year it will be hosted at The British Library.

Digital Futures focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Lasting five days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage and cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management issues of developing digital resources from digitisation to delivery. Delegates will also receive 2 half day visits with expert talks and behind the scenes tours of The National Gallery and The British Library.

As the Academy enters its 9th year we invite you to join our experts of international renown in London, UK. Delegates from over 40 countries have experienced the benefits of the Digital Futures Academy. This is what they have said:
               “Excellent – I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a digitization program”
               “I was very pleased. The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable.”
               “Thanks, it has been an invaluable experience.”
               “A really useful course and great fun too!”

Digital Futures is led by Simon Tanner, Director of Digital Consultancy at King’s College London and Tom Clareson, Lyrasis. They have over 20 years experience each and worked on over 500 digital projects across the world in delivering digital content or preserving culture. They will be supported by Alistair Dunning of  The European Library and William Kilbride of the Digital Preservation Coalition.  Other experts at the National Gallery and The British Library will give talks during the tours.

Digital Futures  covers the following core areas:
               Planning and management
               Fund raising
               Understanding the audience
               Social media and its impact
               Metadata – introduction and implementation
               Copyright and intellectual property
               Sustainability, value and impact
               Financial issues
               Implementing digital resources
               Digital preservation
A certificate of attainment is offered to all Digital Futures Academy delegates on completion of the course.

If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible, spaces are limited.

Best regards,

Simon Tanner
Director of Digital Consultancy (KDCS)
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
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London WC2B 5RL

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Mon 1 Nov 2010, 18.30 – 20.00
Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6 / £4 concessions

Commentators have been arguing about the role of class in determining life chances and life span for many years. In some ways the concept of class has become increasingly complex and fraught, until we see, for example, maps of the UK which show very different patterns of poverty, life and death.

This event will look at factors that shape our identities and lives, and ask how important class is.

The debate will be chaired by David Walker, Managing Director, Communications and Public Reporting, Audit Commissioner.

The speakers are:

Professor Fiona Devine, Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

Professor John Hills, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, and

Lee Elliot Major, Research Director, Sutton Trust

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British Sociological Association (BSA), Presidential Event

Monday 8th February 2010, 10.00am – 4.30pm

British Library Conference Centre, London

This one day conference will examine the methodological implications for social science of the processes of global climate change.

John Urry from Lancaster University will be taking a lead on this event along with John Brewer (BSA President). John Urry is currently editing a special issue of Theory, Culture and Society on global heating (2010) and preparing Climate Change and Society (Polity 2011). He is a former RAE Panel Chair and Editor of the International Library of Sociology.

John Brewer is Sixth Century Chair in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is currently working on another of sociology’s ‘big issues’, with Polity Press about to publish his book on the sociology of peace processes.  The Leverhulme Trust are also funding a £1.26m research programme on compromise after conflict.

The conference programme includes:

* A welcome to the conference from BSA President, Professor John Brewer

* A welcome to the British Library by Jude England, Head of Social Sciences

* Professor John Urry, Lancaster University: ‘The importance of putting Society into Climate Change’

* Rt Hon. Malcolm Wicks MP ‘Climate Change: What is the Question?’

* Professor Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University: ‘Transitions in practice – climate change and everyday life’

* Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey: ‘The social and structural dimensions of sustainable living’

* Professor Alan Warde, University of Manchester: ‘How sociological understandings of routine consumption might inform effective strategies for enhancing sustainability’

* Professor Brian Wynne, Lancaster University: ‘Climate Change Science’

Places for this event are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments are included. BSA Members can attend this event free of charge (your 2010 subscription must be paid in advance of registration). However, due to the costs incurred by the BSA, in the event of a no-show or cancellation of your booking after 5:00pm on Monday 12th January 2010, a fee of £10 will be charged. Non-Members of the BSA may also attend this event for a registration fee of £10.

Please visit the event website to register and for further event details. For more details about joining the BSA please visit

Please direct any enquiries to the BSA office at 

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