Three public lectures by John Holloway, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the MA in Activism and Social Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Rage against the Rule of Money
Three public lectures by John Holloway, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the MA in Activism and Social Change,  School of Geography,  University of Leeds.

28th November: Rage
6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

29th November: The Rule of Money
6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

30th November: Break the Power of Money! Communise!
6pm, The Space Project,  37-38 Mabgate Green Leeds.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Professor John Holloway is spending some time as a visiting professor at the School of Geography, University of Leeds in 2011 and is teaching at the MA in Activism and Social Change. For more information about John’s work visit these sites: http://johnhollowayinleeds.wordpress.com/ and  http://www.johnholloway.com.mx

The lectures are free and open to the public and there is no need to book.

About the venues:

  • Business School Western Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.
  • Space project, 37-38 Mabgate Green, LS9 7DS.  It’s a non commercial space in Leeds facilitated by the Really Open University.

The lectures will be recorded and uploaded on this site. A previous lecture that John gave in Leeds can be watched here.
Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176848099067182

For more information about these lectures and John’s visit: http://johnhollowayinleeds.wordpress.com/ or contact Sara Gonzalez: s.gonzalez@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 6639

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One response to “Three public lectures by John Holloway, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the MA in Activism and Social Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds.

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