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The University of Southampton

Social Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Event

11 July 2015
Building 56 the Mathematical Sciences Student Centre

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Event details

The University of Southampton’s Social Sciences Academic Unit warmly invites alumni to a reunion celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Social Sciences.

Social Sciences was first established with Departments in Economics, Sociology, Politics, Commerce and Economic Statistics. Over the years, this has evolved to our current suite of Departments in Economics, Politics & International Relations, Social Statistics & Demography, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology and our most recent addition, established in 2005, Ageing/Gerontology. We have built up a successful national and international reputation over the last five decades and we look forward to celebrating this with you on 11 July.

Our reunion celebrations will start with free registration at 12.45pm followed by a complimentary buffet lunch hosted by Professor Jane Falkingham, the Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences and a member of the Social Statistics and Demography Department in Social Sciences. You will have the opportunity to mingle with current and past staff and students, to share memories of your time as a student at the University and to reconnect with old friends. There will also be displays showing the history of Social Sciences as well as some of the exciting research and teaching innovations in which we are currently involved.

From 2:30pm there will be a series of mini-lectures in Building 58, the Social Sciences building, delivered by a member of each of our Departments in the Social Sciences Academic Unit on the theme of ‘Global Challenges’ which will illustrate some of our innovative research in this area. Some of our alumni and current students will then speak about their experiences of studying at the University of Southampton. There will also be the opportunity to have a tour of the campus with current students.

At 4pm, there will be an opportunity to reminisce with other alumni from Social Sciences and from Psychology who are also celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Light refreshments will be available.

To attend this free event please e-mail by Wednesday 1 July 2015 . If you are in touch with other Social Sciences alumni please encourage them to get in contact. If you are on Facebook please join our event group . Please do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or access needs.

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