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Social Class in Britain

(4 October 2019)

As we come to the end of 2019 and enter into a new decade the debate of social class still continues to revolve.

The Sociology department hosts 'The Big Class Debate' with Professor Mike savage - London School of Economics and Lisa Mckenzie (Durham) both were part of the team that brought the much contested Great British Class Survey.

Also on the panel is Sol Gamsu (Durham) who is part of the Abolish Eton campaign

David Douglass (NUM) Trade Unionist and political organiser 

 

Join us on Monday 14 October, 3-5pm at the College of St Hild and Bede

As we come to the end of 2019 and enter into a new decade the debate of social class still continues to revolve. In the 1980s the Thatcher Government wanted a 'home owning democracy' that did not include the concept of structural class inequality - 1990s and early 2000s New Labour thought 'We are middle class now' by 2010 we had transgressed into the political discourse of 'Broken Britain' a way of talking about class but without acknowledging an unfair and unequal system. As we go into 2020 'The British class system' still needs focus - How is class manifesting itself as we move into the next decade.