News - November 2012

A sense of security: share your stories at social sciences show

2 November 2012

What effect do CCTV cameras have on communities? How can we keep our children safe on the internet? These questions and more will be the focus of an exhibition organised by the University of Hull’s Department of Social Sciences this month.

CCTV‘Meanings of security in our everyday lives’ will bring together academic research from the University and the real-life experiences of those living in Hull in a week-long exhibition at the Willow Women’s Centre and Route One Youth Club, Hall Road.

Women and teenagers who use the centre have helped shape the content of the exhibition, which is taking place as part of the national Festival of Social Science, run by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Hull is hosting the festival for the first time in this, the festival’s 10th anniversary year. 

Dr Lucy Michael, lecturer at the University and the event organiser said: “This event brings together local women, young people and social scientists to explore what security means to us. Visitors are invited to think about what we already know about security, and to take part in art activities, creative writing and other workshops to tell the story of what security means to them.”

Among the activities will be t-shirt-printing and film-making, as well as advice sessions for families trying to protect themselves from cybercrime.

The exhibition is open to the public from Monday 5 to Friday 9 November and is free to enter.

Later this month a further exhibition of research projects at the University of Hull will go on display as part of the ESRC festival. ‘21st Century Lives: Local and Global Stories’ will be at the Ferens art gallery, Hull city centre, on Saturday 10 November, and the Spurn Lighthouse on 24 and 25 November. Further details will be released soon.

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