Thinking on film: movie screenings

  Culture, politics and global justice research cluster is running a series of film screenings showing how contemporary cinema portrays the practice of 'thinking' - whether in the form of philosophy, theory, mathematics, writing, or something else. We've mostly selected films that are freely available and go beyond the 'usual suspects', but suggestions are always … Continue reading Thinking on film: movie screenings

The Digital Condition: An Experiment in Mediated Dialogue

What does it mean to speak of a digital condition? How can we describe, explain and understand our digital condition? What is it, that we are trying to come to terms with? Where exactly does ‘the problem’ of technology lie? Beginning in October 2019 we will embark on an experimental discussion group centred around those … Continue reading The Digital Condition: An Experiment in Mediated Dialogue

Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’

By Susan L Robertson I’ve recently been heard remarking something I never thought I would say: politics appears to be trumping economics. Of course, I am mostly talking about the disastrous consequences for the UK economy if BREXIT finally comes to pass in October. This would see the UK coming out of its long-standing regional … Continue reading Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’

A 10-Day Run Up to My PhD Viva: An Alternative Tale

By Aliandra Lazzari Barlete, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. First published on the FERSA blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. 02 May 2019, 11am. I hit the treadmill at the College’s gym. My PhD viva is scheduled to start at 2pm. My anxiety levels skyrocketed, and I need to make sure all … Continue reading A 10-Day Run Up to My PhD Viva: An Alternative Tale

The Platform University

This special issue of Discover Society collects articles from speakers at last year’s inaugrial Platform University conference at the University of Cambridge. It has been published to coincide with the release of the call for papers for the second conference, taking place in December at Lancaster University. The Platform University, by Mark Carrigan Assembling the … Continue reading The Platform University