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Meet, greet and share ideas with colleagues. Be inspired.

Welcome to the BSA’s 60th annual Conference.

891 delegates booked to date.

Early booking deadline: Friday 25th February

They say there’s no such thing as an unmissable event. In a way, they’re right. After all, if you miss a train, you can always catch the next one. But sometimes it pays to be on time, up to date, and in the thick of it.

This year is our 60th birthday, so it’s a very special conference. Our keynote speakers will be showcasing new and innovative ideas that are shaping the direction of sociology. Book your place now and be the first to hear what they have to say. You can always come next year, but really — why wait?

This year promises to be truly inspiring, with carefully selected speakers who’ll help give you the edge in your own work, whether you’re a researcher, a teacher, or just a fellow academic looking for a new direction in your own work.

Celebrate our birthday and brush shoulders with the best. Presents not required.

Naturally, our annual conference comes round yearly. But our 60th birthday can only come around once. Help us celebrate in style by joining this special conference and adding your own voice to our list of delegates. Meet like minded colleagues, discuss new ideas and learn from some of the most entertaining and original minds sociology has to offer. We’re pulling out all the stops to make this a truly unmissable event.

To find out more about the conference visit our website for more information:

Climb aboard today — don’t be late. This is one year you don’t want to miss out on.

6-8 April 2011

BSA Annual Conference:  60 Years of Sociology

London School of Economics, UK

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This new venture has just been set up by Mark Carrigan, a doctoral student in Sociology at Warwick. Please forward to colleagues and students.


The Sociological Imagination is a new online magazine which aims to provide a intellectual and social space for the emergence of a publically engaged social science. At a time when the university is in crisis our hope is that the Sociological Imagination will provide a forum for the development of networks and the articulation of ideas between those inside academia who hope for social change both within and without the university system.

The magazine will host a diverse range of content including articles, shorter polemics, interviews, reviews, conference reports, announcements, calls for contributors and research profiles. It will also include a forum facility and a collection of relevant links.

Submissions will not be edited or peer reviewed beyond basic copy editing. Our intention is to develop a rapid response magazine able to engage quickly with changing social realities and to provide an open forum for the development of critical social thought.

Contributions are welcome on any topic which relates social science to public and/or political engagement.

Submissions should be around 500-2000 words. Deadline for the first issue is 31st May.

If you would like to contribute to the website or be involved in its production then please contact:

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