A sociology of cycling; connecting academia and community

Join Professor Peter Cox, from the Department of Social and Political Science, and Editor of Cycling Cultures for his inagural professorial lecture.

Professor Peter Cox
Professor Peter Cox
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Tuesday, 28th November, 2017
Beswick Building Lecture Theatre (Room 017), University of Chester, Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, CH1 4BJ.

Building on the work of Cycling Cultures, (UoC press 2015) Peter’s recent research has studied the work and actions of cycling advocacy groups at local and international levels. This inaugural lecture draws both from his forthcoming book Cycling: a sociology of Velo-mobility (Routledge 2018) and his latest studies to present a model for understanding the diverse worlds of bike activists and lobbyists.

Developing an international perspective, the lecture examines how sociological analyses can be used not only to understand and analyse but also to engage on a practical level. It shows how better understandings of cycling cultures and activisms can assist community groups to build alliances and resolve conflicts. It offers a model of public sociology committed to empowering communities.

Tea and coffee will be served before the lecture from 6pm in Beswick Building foyer, and a complimentary glass of wine will be served following the lecture.

Admission is free but booking is essential. Please contact Corporate Communications if you would like to attend: events@chester.ac.uk or telephone: 01244 511344.