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Book now: Better Lives Lecture Series 2014

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17 January 2014



As part of LCF’s initiative to use the discipline of fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live, the 2014 Better Lives Lecture series will focus on ‘Looking Ahead …isms in Fashion’. This year, as last, Dr Carolyn Mair, a Chartered Psychologist and Reader in Psychology and MA course leader at LCF, has curated the series with the aim of uncovering the intertwined relationships between psychology, fashion and well-being.  Following each of the lectures, Dr Carolyn Mair will lead an audience discussion to increase awareness and understanding of important reciprocal roles of psychology and fashion.

Lecture One

Ageism in Fashion
6-8pm 10th February 2014

Featuring talks from Professor Paul Matts, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble and Dr Ros Jennings, Reader in Cultural studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media, University of Gloucestershire.

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Lecture Two

Racism in Fashion
6-8pm 24th February 2014

Featuring Jody Furlong, Director of The Eye Casting Company and The Eye Models.

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Lecture Three

Ablism in Fashion
6-8pm 10th March 2014

Featuring paralympian Stef Reid, model Kelly Knox and actor Michael Shamash discuss ablism in fashion.

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Panel Discussion

6-8pm 24th March 2014

Chaired by Dr Phil Sams, Honorary Doctor at LCF and Visiting Professor at Northumbria University. Panellists will discuss psychological aspects of …isms in fashion and how these impact well-being.

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