WORLD FAMOUS SOCIOLOGIST RETURNS TO UWE

Issue date: 08 October 2003


ISSUE DATE: 08/10/03

World famous sociologist, and a UWE Honorary Graduand, Zygmunt Bauman returns to the University on Tuesday 14 October 2003 to launch the new ‘Alternative Series’ at Watershed Media Centre, Bristol. The topic of his public lecture is ‘Generation X and Some Other Generations’, and Professor Bauman will visit Bristol after a hectic year of lecturing across Europe.

Earlier this year in a feature review, ‘The Guardian’ summed up his contribution thus: "Bauman is now counted as one of the most influential sociologists working in Europe.
He is in international demand as a lecturer, and frequently spends several months travelling in Russia, Eastern Europe, China, Germany (where he is particularly feted) and
France".

Professor Bauman is a member of the UWE International Advisory Committee for the Centre for Critical Theory. Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Centre, says "It is particularly wonderful to be welcoming Zygmunt Bauman back to UWE, as his previous visits to the University have done so much to enliven debates across various faculties.
Bauman, in my opinion, has single-handedly reinvigorated the critical edge of British sociology - and his work is so influential because he has connected theory to the pressing political issues of our time".

Bauman's astonishing publishing output has been even more marked of late, with the appearance in recent years of "The Individualised Society", "Liquid Modernity", "Society Under Siege", and "Liquid Love".

Professor Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Leeds and Warsaw.

Tickets for Professor Bauman's public lecture are available in advance from the Box Office, Watershed Media Centre, telephone 0117 9253845.

Tickets £6.50 (concessions £4.50).
The lecture commences at 7.00pm, Tuesday 14 October 2003, further information is available from CCT.

Visit CCT at http://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres/cct

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