British Studies 31.7.-2.8.2019

Perinteinen kesäkurssimme järjestettiin 31.7.–2.8.2019 Hämeenlinnassa Original Sokos Hotel Vaakunassa.

Luennoitsija: Tom Wishart. Teemana on ”Anarchy in the UK”.

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BRITISH STUDIES 2019 – Anarchy in the UK?

As of mid December 2018 the UK is in a full-blown constitutional crisis over Brexit. As a result of intense and unprecedented political turbulence, politicians and one major newspaper have predicted serious chaos and social unrest. Feelings are certainly running high – so much so that it really would appear that there is a chance of the title of the famous 1977 song Anarchy in the UK coming true in some shape or form.

With the prospect of such tremendous upheaval, surely you need to get yourself (and your colleagues) to British Studies 2019 to hear more about what’s going on in the UK, to learn more about popular culture in the British Isles, to check how much you really know about the UK education system and whether you really know what a UK Christmas is like. Oh, and if that’s not enough(!), you’ll have a chance to relax and network with colleagues, look at the remarkable events in the US through the eyes of an evangelical Christian as well as to check and upgrade your vocabulary for the latest words and phrases.

Evangelical churches in the US view events through the prism of the Bible and are happy to include very political messages in their teaching. As a result Christians in the US can end up with views that are very different from those that people who go to non-political evangelical churches in Europe may possess. We aim to look at the origins and rationale behind such political teaching in the US and examine how it affects mainstream US political life – affecting events on a daily basis.

USA:ssa tapahtuva uskonnon ja politiikan kytkeytyminen toisiinsa on meille Euroopassa vieraampaa. Luennoitsija kertoo kiinnostavasta näkökulmasta USA:n politiikkaan, josta meidänkin on hyvä tietää.


Anarchy in the UK?

(All sessions include a presentation, exercises and interactive discussion)

Day 1: Wed 31st July

9.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-12.00 Seminar: Anarchy in the UK? Part 1 – the serious side
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Seminar: Anarchy in the UK? Part 2 – the lighter side
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.30 Seminar:  Christmas pantomimes and the festive season in the UK.
Day 2: Thu  1st  Aug
9.30 Coffee
10.00-12.00 Seminar: Anarchy in the US? – US current affairs through an Evangelical’s eyes
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Seminar: UK education
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.30 Seminar: “What is truth?”
Day 3: Fri 2nd  Aug
8.30 Coffee
9.00-10.30 Seminar: New words and Q & A session (questions to be submitted by lunchtime on Day 2)
11.00-12.00 Concluding remarks and loose ends
Farewell lunch, feedback and goodbye!

Kuvat: Vuokko Raussi