School of Social Sciences

  • GPES

    Global Politics, Economy and Society research centre at Oxford Brookes

    An inter-disciplinary research centre with a remit to encourage reflection on and investigation into social transformations of global scope which are impacting upon the world today.

    The Centre provides a forum for scholars to collaborate and explore such phenomena through theory construction and empirical investigation. The Centre’s commitment to inter-disciplinarity offers its members and affiliates excellent opportunities for contacts and networking, as well as a venue for collective reflection. Its thematic and inclusive goals permit intellectual interests that are not always accommodated in single disciplines to find a platform. The Centre is committed to the dissemination of high quality research to a wide audience, which includes the academy, policy makers, business and civil society

    We seek to provide a lively intellectual environment for our members and sponsor a varied programme of events including workshops, symposia, conferences and talks from visiting academics. The core activity of the centre is to host a series of weekly research seminars, which take place on Mondays throughout the academic year.

    Members Seminar series Research groups Bits and Blogs Reading group Student research initiative Recent publications

  • Annual Lecture

    Writer and activist George Monbiot will be giving the GPES Annual Lecuture on 4 April 2019 on the subject of Environmental Breakdown – and how to stop it.

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    George Monbiot
  • Research groups

  • Regular events

    GPES Seminars

    Seminar Series

    Weekly research seminars

    GPES runs a research seminar on Mondays at 4.15pm during the semester, inviting experts from around the UK and beyond to share their latest cutting edge research in politics, economics, sociology, law, geography and other disciplines.

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    Book Launch

    Celebrating cutting-edge research

    GPES hosts book launches to recognise and promote the world-leading publications of our members. Keep up to date with these launches via our Events page and the GPES twitter feed.

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    GPES Book Launch