ACE Week - The Year of the Beaver - film showing and discussion

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This event is part of the School of Social Sciences' ACE week and open to School of Social Sciences undergraduate students only.

A film by the PosterFilm Collective and Faction Films about the famous 1976 Grunwick strike, which was led by South Asian women workers. This will be followed by a discussion of the implications for our understanding of the modern 'civilised' state we live in today.

  • From: Monday 1 February 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Monday 1 February 2016, 3 pm
  • Location: CHR5108, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT

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Event details

This event is for Social Sciences undergraduate students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • Explore your chosen subject through a range of activities.
  • Debate topics relevant to your subject with Social Sciences students from other courses and years.
  • Engage with a range of extracurricular activities to complement your studies and future career.

The Year of the Beaver - Film Showing and Discussion 

A film by the PosterFilm Collective and Faction Films about the famous 1976 Grunwick strike, which was led by South Asian women workers. This will be followed by a discussion of the implications for our understanding of the modern 'civilised' state we live in today.

"I had been struggling for years, labouring away in the basement under Lusia Films, with a film about a failed strike under the previous Labour government, and its role in laying the ground for the Thatcherism that was to come. How to talk about events which had been mischaracterised both by the dominant media industry and by the working classes’ own trade union and political organisations…This film, The Year of the Beaver, finally emerged in the early eighties". (Steve Sprung, Co-director and Editor)

What you need to check before attending the event:

  • Are you studying on BA (Hons) Social Work? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

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Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tom Vickers for more information.

The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event should any unexpected staff absences arise.

Location details

Room/Building:

CHR5108, Chaucer building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

Past event

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