06 Mar The 2020 A Level Sociology Conference at UCL
On Thursday 23rd January 2020, the Year 12 Sociology classes came together at Becontree station to make their way to UCL University which hosted an open Sociology Conference. Multiple schools and colleges from across London attended. The experience was interesting and educational.
The conference consisted of multiple professional speakers and lecturers such as Paul Gilroy; a professor who is included in our sociology textbook. He gave a very impressive speech on the topic of ‘Nationalism and Racism’. This was my favourite part of the entire trip because when he started talking about ‘Typical British Values’ and how they are reflected in the current education system, you could clearly see the interest in the eyes of all the students across the lecture room because it gave us all a different sociological perspective on our education system. Some of the other speeches made in this conference gave us a better insight into topics we are studying, such as one mentioning the concept of ‘Habitus’.
To conclude, I believe this trip was very helpful to my study of sociology as well as it being a fun experience.
Ash – Year 12