Equality Lecture Archive

The Equality Lecture was an annual lecture jointly hosted by the British Sociological Association and The British Library. Originally planned as a one off event to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Association, the series ran for nine years from 2011 to 2019.

1 November 2019 – Trans* - Beyond a politics of recognition
Professor Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
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25 October 2018 - Social Justice, Exclusion and White Privilege in Universities
Professor Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham
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23 October 2017 - The Persistence of Gender Inequality
Professor Mary Evans, London School of Economics
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24 October 2016 - Why We Can’t Afford the Rich
Professor Andrew Sayer, Lancaster University
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22 June 2015 - On Liberty
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
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30 May 2014 - Enabling Equality: from disabling barriers to equal participation
Dr Tom Shakespeare, University of East Anglia 
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15 April 2013 - The Art of Association: the formation of egalitarian social capital
Professor Danielle Allen, Institute of Advance Study, Princeton
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25 June 2012 - What's so good about being more equal?
Professor Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield
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27 June 2011 - The Spirit Level: Why equality is better for everyone
Professor Richard Wilkinson, the Equality Trust