The Southgate Theory Club provides space and opportunities to think, deliberate and debate on the relevance of theories for understanding health and society. It provides an opportunity for debate and interaction between researchers, academics and professionals from diverse fields and with different experiences. The Theory Club encourages cross-disciplinary perspectives. The Theory Club meets at least twice in a yearand generally runs from 5–7pm (with drinks and nibbles and a convivial atmosphere.) It is usually attended by about 40 people.
Recent Theory Club event
Monday 20 June 2011—PhD students engaging with theory
In this innovative Theory Club, three recent and current PhD students gave an account of how they found and used theory in their PhDs. Download event flyer Theory Club flyer Jun 11.pdf (PDF 436KB)
Presentation One. Habitus: puppets or transformative agents?
Ms Kathryn Browne-Yung
Presentation Two. Is Bourdieu deterministic? It depends
Dr Catherine Mackenzie
Presentation Three. Agency and its constraints: two models
Ms Julia Anaf
Pictured (l-r): Catherine Mackenzie, Julia Anaf, Kathryn Browne-yung