As part of the activities at THESP we run a monthly reading group. This year we will be reading Natasha Myers’ book Rendering life molecular: models, modelers, and excitable matter (2015; Duke University Press). All are welcome to pop along. For further information on times and locations please email Greg Hollin:

Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to two procedures currently used in intensive care units to recruit organ donors: non therapeutic elective ventilation (EV) and non-heart-beating organ donation also called controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD).

Date and Time Wed 13 September 2017 14:00 – 15:00 BST

Location Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building University of Leeds

The workshop brings together academics from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and University Technology Sydney to explore what advances in biological knowledge might tell us about what it is to be human in the 21st century, what new communities and responsibilities they might create, and how law and policy should respond. The workshop also explores the values and norms that have become embedded in the science that is increasingly shaping law and policy.

Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.

Time and Location Details

1st March 2017
12:00 – 13:30
Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy are running a two day workshop introducing statistical and quantitative research methods for qualitative researchers in the social sciences and humanities. There will be a particular emphasis on debates in feminism about quantitative methods.  It will be lead by Rachel Cohen (City), who specialises in quantitative methods and associated feminist debates. A small number of places are left.