Academics from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) will lead a diverse selection of international speakers at a free Punk Pedagogies Symposium to be held in Lincoln this July.

The two day symposium, taking place in the Mansions of the Future building on the 4th and 5th of July, is designed to provide a platform for sharing current academic research and open discussions concerning punk pedagogies in practice. The packed programme covers a wide range of topics including papers on Latina punks in Higher Education and controversy/subversion in English language classrooms.

The event is being organised by Francis Stewart and Laura Way, BGU academics and members of the Punk Scholars Network (PSN) steering group. The PSN is a non-financial organisation which aims to provide an international forum for scholarly debate concerning punk. Since its inception in 2012, the PSN has established various international affiliated groups. It holds a long-standing commitment towards the nurturing of research; not only in terms of post-doctoral output, but also through pedagogical and academic support for postgraduate and undergraduate research students; whilst encouraging and supporting non-academics to pursue and develop their interests in punk scholarship.

BGU staff can get a taste of what the symposium has to offer at the BGU Learning and Teaching Conference on Wednesday 3 July, organised by the University's CELT team, where Francis and Laura will be speaking about punk pedagogies in a lightening talk. Laura will also be delivering an interactive workshop on 'zines as a punk pedagogical tool during the conference on Tuesday 2 July.

For more information on the full programme and how to book your place, visit the Symposium's website contact Francis and Laura directly. The event itself is free but registration is essential and spaces are limited.

In addition to the free programme there will be a ticketed documentary screening of 'Stories for the She Punks' followed by a Q+A with one of the directors, Helen Reddington, on the evening of the first day. Please see ticket page for further information.

If you would be interested in joining these discussions in even more depth visit our website or contact our Enquiries Team for more information on our wide range courses including a selection of joint honours BA Sociology and Theology degrees.

12th June 2019

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