The past in the present: Reflections on coal mining and the miners’ strike 1984-85

Bute Building, Cardiff University On 2nd March 2024, the 40th anniversary of the coal miners’ strike will be marked with a conference organised by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). The conference will begin with a showing of the film “Breaking Point” made and introduced by the acclaimed Swedish director Kjell-Ake…

Exploring Lived Time and The Lifeworld as Analytical Frameworks to Understand Working-Class Student Experiences.

Presented by Toni Beardmore (Aberystwyth University) This presentation introduces the idea of using the lifeworld existential ‘lived time’ as an analytical framework to explore the experiences of working-class students in university. There has been a dearth of research using lifeworld existentials to explore the interplay between working-class identities and higher education, and this research aims…

Annual Conference 2024

“What would a fairer society look like? How can social science research deepen our understanding of the mechanisms that lead to long-term and persistent inequalities? How can we contribute to impactful policies that can deliver a more fair and inclusive society?.“