Social Science Perspectives
Acting Group Leader Tony Cheetham
As a Group we are now back meeting face to face and the first such meeting took place on 17th August. We will now continue to meet as previously on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in the Melrose Room at St Cuthberts.
If you would like further information or to join the Group please get in touch using the Bluebird Link on the right hand side of the Group webpage.
We will be covering a wide range of topics for discussion taken from the Social Sciences. These include sociology, psychology, economics, politics, social geography and anthropology.
Material is sent out beforehand with factual information and then at the session we have discussions that arise from it.
Hopefully members will suggest topics themselves.
There are no end of discussions possible from this wide range of subjects.
Prior knowledge is not needed.
At our fist post-pandemic meeting meeting we discussed the subject of Artificial Intelligence, the opportunities it creates and the threats it poses.
In our last 2 sessions we turned our attention to Economics and the impact of the various "schools" of Economic Theory on Policymakers. Specifically the latest session concentrated on a consideration of the highly influential 20th Century economist John Maynard Keynes.
The spread of topics discussed by the Group is wide. Since it's inception topics have been in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, Social Administration, Technology and Economics.
In our next session on November we will turn our attention to political trends. In particular how do opposition parties construct a narrative to appeal widely to an electorate when the Government of the day appears to hold all the "aces".