Following our organizing meeting on 21st September 2015, it was agreed that the texts for the upcoming academic year will be (click text for more information):

Semester 1:

Reading Group: Wednesday 11th November, 2 – 4pm, Room 253, Regent Street

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, chapters from An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012):

  • ‘Teaching for the Times’ (pp.137-157) and ‘Ethics and Politics in Tagore, Coetzee, and Certain Scenes of Teaching’ (pp.316-334)

For those that cannot purchase a copy of the book, the original articles are  can be accessed separately on JSTOR here and here. Alternatively, a pdf of An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization is currently available here:

There’s also an interview with Spivak about her book, that may be of interest to the group, here:

And a conference recording available on our online resources page:

Research Lab: Wednesday 9th December, 2 – 4pm, 2.06A, Little Titchfield Street 

Semester 2:

Workshop (with Academic Liaison Librarian team, Westminster): Emerging learning ecologies within higher education

Tuesday 23 February, 9.30am – 4pm, Lutyens Room, 2nd Floor, RIBA, 66 Great Portland Street, London, W1B 1AD.

Keynote speakers: Shaun Hides (Centre for Disruptive Media, Disruptive Media Learning Lab) and Ad Polle, of Europeana.

To register for this workshop, go to this Eventbrite page. To obtain the password for this page contact

Reading Group: Wednesday 2nd March, 2 – 4pm (Marylebone, Chiltern Building, C389)

Gert Biesta, chapters from The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014):

For University of Westminster staff, the whole book can now be accessed from this link in Library Search

There’s an interview with Biesta about his book here:

Research Lab: Wednesday 30th March, 2 – 4pm (Marylebone, Chiltern Building, C389)

Details tbc.

Conference (with the Philosophy of Education Research Centre, Winchester): Avant-Garde Pedagogies

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2016, University of Westminster

Call for papers here: