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Talk, Thu 9 Nov 2017

University of Essex

University of Essex

Contact

University of Essex

01206 873333

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Details

Digital media has taken over our social life, including our intimate life.

People of all ages use the internet and social media in search of romantic and sexual experiences.

Does this change the way we love? Can it improve our intimate relations? And what are the risks?

Researchers from our Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and our Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship give their insights on digital media.
The Talks

1. Online dating – Learning Studio A

Dr Roísin Ryan-Flood: Heterosexual people’s experiences with online dating
Camilla Giambonini: Sexting in adolescents

2. Social media – Learning Studio B

Dr Aaron Balick: Are online selves partial selves?
Paul Driscoll-Evans: Gay men’s experiences with online dating

3. Digital sexuality - Restaurant

Dr Elena Della Rosa: Adolescents’ use of online sex imagery
Helen Rand: Online sex work

All talks start at 6.30pm and there’ll be a break from 7.30pm – 8.00pm.

Join the debate
After the break, there’s a debate until 9.00pm where the presenters discuss the question of how digital media affects our lives and how to deal with this change. You’ll have a chance to ask your questions to the presenters.

Book your place
Entry is free but you’ll need to book your place by emailing pps@essex.ac.uk.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

You can hire firstsite’s 190-seat tiered auditorium, hi-spec meeting rooms and vast foyer space for a host of business purposes, including conferences, presentations, and product launches. firstsite is also available for club and society meetings, and makes a spectacular backdrop to private parties and celebrations.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 9 Nov 2017 18:30 to 21:00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 998250  Lat: 51.88774 Long: 0.90195

By car
There is good access to Colchester from all parts of the country via the A12, A120, M25 and A14.

firstsite offers parking for disabled visitors only; there is no on-site parking. We are a short walk from all Colchester’s town centre car parks. Outside the building is a drop-off point for cars and coaches, and special access for disabled visitors.

By bus
The High Street and East Hill are well served by many local bus routes.

By rail
firstsite is a few minutes' walk from Colchester Town Station or 25 minutes’ walk from Colchester North mainline station. Journey time from London Liverpool Street to Colchester is around 50 minutes on InterCity services, and around an hour on local services.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester Town station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

You can hire firstsite’s 190-seat tiered auditorium, hi-spec meeting rooms and vast foyer space for a host of business purposes, including conferences, presentations, and product launches. firstsite is also available for club and society meetings, and makes a spectacular backdrop to private parties and celebrations.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu