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Wednesday, 8 June 2016 16:00 - 18:30

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
The Michael Young Building


Public Lecture: Professor Sandra Walklate

The Open University and Milton Keynes SaferMK are hosting this event to launch their new joint initiative on researching local crime and justice issues. 

As an offshoot of the OU’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) the Centre for Applied Social and Criminological Research in the New Town will be hosting a series of events and carrying out research projects in the local area focusing on community safety, harm. criminology and social policy.

This first launch event will concentrate on an issue of concern to many practitioners and academics –the fear of crime.  We are honoured to welcome Professor Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, and world leader in the field of criminal victimization, to deliver a talk which will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike. Following the lecture there will be an opportunity to pose questions and debate the issues raised. This will be followed by a networking.

Session and refreshments

16.00 -16.15  Tea and coffee

16. 30           Welcome by Dr Louise Westmarland.

16.45-17.45   Professor Walklate’s Lecture and Q and A session

17.45- 18.30  Drinks and networking

Convenor: Dr Louise Westmarland, The Open University, Social Policy and Criminology,

Professor Sandra Walklate, B.A., M.Litt., FAcSS is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology conjoint with Professor of Criminology, Monash University Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool.

This event is open to all and free to attend.

To register please do so on the REGISTRATION button below.