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University of Roehampton Research Seminars – Spring 2018. U3A Members are Welcome to Attend

U3A Members are welcome to attend any of the following seminars. Travel information and a map of Roehampton’s campuses with the names of buildings are available by clicking here.

Seminars with asterisks (**) have been recommended to U3A members by their respective departments. For more information, U3A members are encouraged to contact :-Dr Dustin M. Frazier Wood –

Social Sciences

**12 March, 1-1:50pm, Hirst 209**

‘Visions of Obamageddon: The Political Foundations of “Doomsday” Prepping in the Contemporary American Right’ – Michael Mills, University of Kent

**19 March, 1-1:50pm, Hirst 209**

‘Innovative Approaches to Asylum-Seeker Reception: Learning from the Utrecht Refugee Launchpad’ – Caroline Oliver, University of Roehampton

Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary Anthropology (CRESIDA)

8 March, 4:15-5:30pm, Whitelands G070

‘The hominin STD clinic: the ancient origins of HSV2’ – Charlotte Houldcroft, University of Cambridge

**22 March, 4:15-5:30pm, Whitelands G070**

‘How we talk and don’t talk about relatives: Cultural diversity, speaker patterns, and child acquisition of kinship terms’ – Fiona Jordan, University of Bristol

Centre for Research in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (CREEB)

8 March, 1-2pm, Richmond Room (1007)

‘Molecular regulation of social behaviour in insects’ – Fabio Manfredini, Royal Holloway University

15 March, 1-2pm, Richmond Room (1007)

‘Flexible social cognition and dehumanised perception’ – Lasana Harris, University College London

22 March, 1-2pm, Richmond Room (1007)

‘Causes and consequences of environmental contaminant exposure in seabirds’ – Alice Carravieri, University of Liverpool

29 March, 1-2pm, Richmond Room (1007)

‘Dispersal and biogeography in the marine deep biosphere’ – China Hanson, Queen Mary University of London


12 March, 1-1.50pm, Whitelands G036

‘Neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive control in anxiety’ – Jason Moser, Michigan State University

Professorial Lectures

**19 March 2018, 5pm for 5:30pm, Grove House, Portrait Room**

‘Employable Me: Career guidance for neoliberal times’ – Professor Anita Biressi, University of Roehampton, Department of Media, Culture and Language

English and Creative Writing

**14 March, 1-2pm, Fincham 001**

‘Party Girl / Part Girl / Arty Girl: experimental form and the creation of an avant-garde film-noir poem-novel’ – Tim Atkins, University of Roehampton

21 March, 1-2pm, Fincham 001

‘“It’s not someone unless it can talk! Otherwise it’s just food!” Ontological Dialogues and the Metaphysical Structures of Children’s Literature’ – Lisa Sainsbury, National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature

**28 March, 1-2pm, Fincham 001**

‘Thomas Payne’s Modest Revolution’ – David Fallon, Centre for Research in Romanticism


Department of Psychology

University of Roehampton RCTE Seminars and Events- 2017-2018

Other than the Advanced Practitioner Programme, Workshop, and Conference (which can be booked through their respective website links below) these events are free of charge to all. Please note that the seminars need to be booked through the Eventbrite link provided.

Advanced Practitioner Programme/Training in Existential-Analytic Psychotherapy and Counselling
19th April 2018 – 21st June 2018 – Summer Term 2018
Thursday Evening 6.00pm – 9.00pm (Room 2001)

Phenomenology through Postmodernism and Neo-liberalism existentialanalytic-psychotherapy-counselling

3rd May – 6.00 for 6.30 to 8.00pm – Anastasios Gaitanidis (RCTE) Wisdom versus Desire: Deconstructing the Mind-Body Dichotomy in Representations of Love and Disability in Literature and Psychotherapy
(Room G001)
RSVP here: deconstructing-the-mind-body-dichotomy-in-representations-of-love-and- tickets-36577473207

17th May – 5pm to 6.00pm – Prof Del Loewenthal and Cath Altson (RCTE)
Individual involvement and escape motivation: determinants and consequences

(Room G071)
RSVP here: escape-motivation-determinants-and-consequence-tickets-37233651855

7th June – 6.00 for 6.30 to 8.00pm –Dr James Davies (RCTE and CREA)
The new opium: neo-liberalism and mental health (Room G001)

RSVP here: and-mental-health-tickets-36577482234

21st June – 5pm to 6.00pm – Dr Onel Brooks (RCTE) Approaching Apuleius cagily
(Room G071)

RSVP here: 37233661885

For further information, contact Prof Del Loewenthal,