First meeting to be held on Thursday 25 October, 12.30-2.00pm, DMB 2S10

Goals for education are commonly driven by claims and desire to pursue social justice in one form or another.  However, critical theorisation and articulation of what is meant by social justice is often neglected. This new reading group will focus on understanding and critiquing multiple origins, ideas and theories of justice. Through group engagement with a range of literature the aim is to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of our own positionalities, with particular regard to the relationships between social justice and education research, policy and practice.  Students and staff are invited to come along to the first session and to share ideas on how we can collaboratively develop this space.

Suggested reading for session 1:

Rawls, J. (1999) A Theory of Justice. Revised edition (Cambridge Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press), Chapter 1.

Brighouse, H. (2004) Justice (Cambridge, Polity Press), Chapters 1-3.

If you wish to take part please contact Caroline Sarojini Hart at If you are unable to attend but would like to take part in future meetings please do also get in touch. We anticipate the next meeting will take place in late November 2018.