The Barras Social - 12 Nov

Published: 8 November 2016

What are researchers from the UofG doing flogging their wares at Glasgow's famous 'Barras'?

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Date: 12 November 2016
Time: 10am - 9pm
Venue: The Barras, Gallowgate, Townhead, Glasgow G1 5AX‌

If you come down to the Barras on 12 November, you'll spot some new stall holders out on the market. Alongside the usual Christmas bargains, researchers from the University of Glasgow will be in amongst the barras, sharing their research through a number of hands on activities. There will be demonstrations, games, exhibitions, music and film throughout the day, looking into some of the big questions about equality and change in our society. There's something for everyone, including activities for the kids, so come on down to the Gallowgate anytime from 10am to grab yersel' a bargain and find out about all of the ways that Glasgow's social scientists are uncovering how our society works, and getting out there to change it for the better! Throughout the day there will be opportunities to share your views on what's important to you, and chat to researchers about your unanswered questions.‌

In the evening, you can join us at the Pipe Factory on Bain Street (Moncur Street Entrace) from 5pm for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary The Divide ("Jaw dropping stuff", The London Evening Standard). Inspired by the best-selling book 'The Spirit Level', the film tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the modern day UK and US - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Following the screening, there will be an open discussion with the film’s Director Katharine Round, researchers, and members of the audience about the issues raised in the film and how these relate to social justice and impact on life in Scotland. Tickets for the screening are free, but limited. Some will be available on the day from the Barras (come and see the team on the day), or you can pre-book via EventBrite.

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First published: 8 November 2016