Charles Booth Centenary Lectures
III Public Lectures, November 3rd 2016
This event, which coincides with the LSE Research Festival 2016, is part
of a wider LSE celebration of pioneering social scientist Charles Booth, who
died in 1916, and whose original survey into life and labour in London is held
in the LSE Library.
Booth's investigation of poverty in London provides a key example both of
the creative development of social science and of the ways in which research may
be used to have a positive impact on society. The event brings together a group
of scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the substance of Booth's
ideas as well as his broader legacy for the social sciences and for contemporary
The event is free and open to all on a first come first serve basis. If
you wish to register your interest in advance, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The event programme is listed below. Drop in for one or several sessions.
Session 1: 2.15-3.00pm - Welcome and Introduction: Charles
Booth and the Social Sciences
Mary Morgan (LSE Economic History Dept)
Nicola Lacey (LSE Law Dept and International Inequalities
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Session 2: 3.15-4.15 - Economy, Work, Pay, Class - Then and Now
Speakers: Profs Alan
Manning (LSE Economics Dept), Stephen
Machin (LSE Centre for Economic Performance), Fran
Tonkiss (LSE Sociology Dept)
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic
4.15-4.45 Coffee break
Session 3: 4.45-5.45 Housing, Health, Personal Circumstances,
Criminality - Then and Now
Suzi Hall (LSE Cities), Profs Anne
Power (LSE Social Policy Dept, LSE Housing and
Grundy (LSE Sociology Dept) and Tim
Newburn (Social Policy Dept)
Suki Ali (LSE Sociology Dept)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed
Theatre, New Academic Building
Session 4: 6.00-7.00pm: "The Chain: How Inequality Works"
John Hills (LSE International Inequalities Institute and
Social Policy Dept)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New
This lecture will trace some of the ways in which rising inequalities in
income and wealth and the policies associated with them are driving the housing
crisis for those at the margins.
For a map of campus, see here.
News Posted: 24 October 2016
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