How come the myth of indigenous languages being traditional and backward persists? The talk explores how new words emerge across languages, demonstrating that indigenous languages are languages like all others, which can be used for any aspect of modern life. Leonore Lukschy is a postgrad linguistics student, currently studying Language Documentation and Description at SOAS.
We're living through a time when touch has been stigmatised, and have forgotten how crucial it is for our wellbeing as a social species. My talk will explore some of the rarely discussed benefits of touch drawing on personal experience in my capacity as a cuddle therapist, with client feedback about how touch has changed their lives and could change yours too.
What is success? Society would have you believe it's a simple formula, a measurable assessment of all you have achieved. What's your job title? Are you married? Do you have children? How many followers do you have on social media? These kind of indicators project an idea of success attainable to an elite few.
Entrepreneurship is on the rise, despite the fact that most startups fail. Is business and financial success based purely on hard work and merit? From Snapchat to Google, Richard Branson to Warren Buffett, what did they have that others didn't?
Takeaway food is for public consumption. British East Asian working-class culture, the type forged in catering establishments and mini-marts, however, remains little understood, little respected in British society. There is a complex intersection of dark issues about health, poverty, immigration and racism, coexisting alongside positive stories of family, community, bravery and attainment.
The myth of migration talk is about the criminalisation of migrants as a political strategy that is so rampant today.
With recent discussions surrounding sexual harassment and domestic violence, we are ignoring a hidden form of abuse: reproductive coercion. Reproductive coercion consists of threats or acts of violence against a partner's reproductive health or decision-making and is a collection of behaviours intended to pressure or coerce a partner into initiating, keeping, or terminating a pregnancy.