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Sociology: Education In A Radically Digitalised World With Dr Brian Alleyne From Goldsmiths, University of London

22nd October 2020 @ 11:10 - 12:00




insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12 & 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how, in this case, Sociology is taught.

The presentation will explore where Education will go next considering the changes brought about by the ongoing drive to greater digitalisation in all areas of life. We will consider what teaching and learning might mean in a world of universal digital connectivity and flexible ways of learning and working.

Brian Alleyne teaches Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London. He has written Radicals Against Race (Berg 2002), which was awarded the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best new single-authored sociological text published in 2002.  More recently he published Narrative Networks: Storied Approaches in a Digital Age (Sage 2015), and Geek and Hacker Stories: Code Culture and Storytelling from the Technosphere (Palgrave, 2018). He is currently researching geek culture in the Global South.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.



Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Sociology, Education and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Sociology at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:




22nd October 2020
11:10 - 12:00
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