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6th March 2015, 9:14am
Free social science event asks: How does society work?
Pop-up Social Science Park From healthcare, social work and psychology, to business, education and politics, the social sciences which help us to understand the nature of UK society will be explored in a series of free public events.

This month the University of Lincoln is inviting school groups and members of the public to drop-in and find out more about these important subjects through a range of events, dubbed the Pop-up Social Science Park.

The week-long series of activities will feature bite-sized sessions on topics such as volunteering, starting a business, social work, and caring for people with dementia. Member of the House of Lords and founder of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Lord Dick Taverne, will deliver a guest lecture titled The State of our Politics Today.

Organised by the University of Lincoln’s College of Social Science, it will take place at the Junxion on St Mark Street, Lincoln, between Monday 16th and Friday 20th March 2015. Sessions run from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm each day, are free to attend. Lord Taverne’s lecture will be held at 12 noon on Friday 20th March in the Art, Architecture and Design building, and free spaces can be booked at  

Professor Sara Owen, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln, said: “The social sciences are fundamental to understanding how our society functions, from the forces which shape the economy and political landscape, to how we educate our children and care for the elderly.

“This is a chance for members of the public and school groups to connect with leading thinkers in these fields. We are looking forward to welcoming people to what will be an enjoyable and informative series of events.”

Sessions are run by each of the academic schools within the University’s College of Social Science: Lincoln Business School, Lincoln Law School, School of Social and Political Sciences, School of Psychology, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, and School of Sport and Exercise Science.

For more information on this and other events at the University of Lincoln, visit

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