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Lecture, Tue 12 Nov 2019, free entry

UEA Autumn Inaugural Lectures

UEA Autumn Inaugural Lectures

UEA Autumn Inaugural Lectures


‘Eating disorders’ are often understood as shaped by the cultural environment in which we live, particularly representations of the body and messages about gender. Drawing on feminist approaches to eating problems, it can be argued that cultural aspects are nonetheless neglected in clinical treatment contexts, and poorly understood in popular discourse.

Prof Su Holmes (School of Art, Media and American Studies) will draw upon empirical research to examine how and why feminism might not be ‘welcome’ in this sphere, and the consequences of this exclusion for how eating problems are understood and treated.

Inaugural lectures recognise and celebrate the promotion of UEA academics to the position of professor, whilst giving audiences the chance to hear about their research and its impact on society. These lectures are free and open to all, and there's no need to book; simply turn up on the night, or watch live via YouTube. Each lecture is followed by a free drinks reception, with a chance to meet the speaker and ask them questions about their research.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 12 Nov 2019 18:30 to 20:00
One hour talk followed by drinks reception


Free entry

All welcome, no need to book


Earlham Road,