UK rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men for Channel 4, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University this June.
In Conversation: Professor Green on Working Class White Males will be one of the highlights of the University’s third annual Festival of Ideas, which returns in May and June 2018, this year exploring a theme of Equalities.
At the event on Thursday 7th June, Professor Green will be in conversation with Edge Hill’s Dr Eleanor Peters and Grace Robinson about the difficulties today’s youth face and what more can be done to bring about equality in society.
Dr Eleanor Peters is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has worked for many years as a researcher in the voluntary sector and in local government and author or co-author of a number of publications on youth justice, parenting, social care issues and drug use. Eleanor is currently researching the connection between music and crime.
Grace Robinson is a current PhD candidate researching street gangs and joint enterprise across Merseyside, with a background in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has worked in a number of voluntary roles including offender mentoring and restorative justice panels for both adult and young offenders.
Chairing the conversation is Professor Roger Shannon, a renowned TV and Film Director and Producer and the director of Edge Hill’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE).
The Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme. The festival is programmed by Edge Hill’s three research institutes, The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI), The Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), and The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE).