Lunchtime Lectures: Targeting Inequalities in Desperate Times

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In the year 2020 the world has been plunged into chaos at the hands of a seemingly uncontrollable pandemic. Perhaps as a consequence, this year has also highlighted the desperate inequalities that still exist within our society.

Professor Chantal Davies will explore whether such desperate times call for the use of targeted positive action aimed at addressing these inequalities. Chantal will break down some of the negative mythology and misconceptions around positive action and challenge participants to question whether the worst form of inequality is to try and make unequal things equal.

Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

This lecture will be taking place on Zoom. Please click here for the link.


Approx 60 mins

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (12A)
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Rams (12)
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Feminista Film Tour
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March

1hr 41 | Celebrating International Women’s Day with inspiring films from musical pursuits to outdoor challenges, these women are change makers and trail blazers.

White Colour Black (15)
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1hr 25 | Successful London based photographer Leke has it all but when a message from Senegal calls him to return ‘home’, he reluctantly leaves his carefree, hedonistic lifestyle behind.

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Howard Williams explores how stereotypes and popular perceptions of the Early Middle Ages – popularly still considered the European ‘Dark Ages’ – plague our popular culture.

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