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Social and Policy Studies field trip to London

On Friday 8th March, sociology lecturers Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read and Dr Adrian Leguina took a group of students to London for a one-day field trip for their final year module Consumption, Culture and Everyday Life. The day started with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum where students viewed collections relating to arts, craft and fashion. The trip then moved on to Borough Market where students had lunch and browsed the stalls, applying their knowledge from that week's lecture on the topic of 'food, culture and society'. Finally, the group spent time at Tate Modern and explored the varied collections of contemporary art and especially enjoyed the 'Artist and Society' gallery which included a range of art works addressing social themes like poverty, exclusion and urban life.