Yellow is the New Blackface

1st Jun 2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Blackburne House

This discussion will explore case studies of recent examples of whitewashing in Hollywood and yellowface on stage and screen in the UK.

Young Women – Leaders of Today, Not Just Tomorrow

2nd Jun 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Business and Law building - B102

This workshop aims to bring together young women leaders and champions of young women’s leadership to talk about what is working in strengthening young women’s leadership, and to explore how to address the barriers that remain.

#IsMisogynyTrending? Social Media Abuse and Trolling Women

2nd Jun 2018 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Creative Edge - CE003

In this public lecture, Laura Bliss aims to expose the sexist and misogynistic abuse women are exposed to everyday on social media and why as a society we need to do more to combat this.

Everything that I'm Not

2nd Jun 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Creative Edge - CE003

Everything That I’m Not is an experimental documentary that centres on three Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples.

Fabric of Protest

2nd Jun 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Business and Law building - Foyer

Come and take part in an artist-led, family-friendly workshop that will encourage creativity as well as enable you to express your views on issues that you feel strongly about.

404 Ink on the Nasty Woman phenomenon

2nd Jun 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Creative Edge - CE003

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil.

Votes for Women? Don’t Make Me Laugh

2nd Jun 2018 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Creative Edge - CE003

This exhibition will enable visitors to view a selection of the cartoons, to hear from experts and to discuss how well the messages were conveyed.

Mrs Pankhurst’s Players presents: Votes for Women!

2nd Jun 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rose Theatre

In honour of their significant contribution to the cause of women’s suffrage in England, students from Edge Hill’s Drama Department will come together to celebrate the legacy of the AFL by staging Elizabeth Robbin’s classic suffrage play Votes for Women!

Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics

3rd Jun 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez’s research focuses on finding new antibiotics from actinomycetes, a diverse group of bacteria responsible for the production of many natural products used in the clinic.

Cegin y Capel: The Chapel Kitchen

3rd Jun 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Studio Theatre

Building on the performance Cartref presented at last year’s Festival of Ideas, Cegin y capel documents a short series of performance interventions located in chapel kitchens in Liverpool and North Wales.

Unite or Unravel? The Future of the European Union

3rd Jun 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Edge - CE003

The increasingly uncertain future of the European Union and Europe itself has generated an important academic debate. Will the European Union survive? If so, in what shape? If not, will anything replace it?

Autism: A Curious Case of the Human Mind

3rd Jun 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Edge - CE003

After witnessing the effects of autism on his brother’s life, Edge Hill University student Tom Griffiths decided he wanted to create a film in an effort to learn more and raise awareness of the neurological condition which affects so many people.

Reinterpreting Diversity: Transforming Lives and Society

3rd Jun 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Edge - CE003

The view from Positive Psychology is that everyone has their own ‘personal best’ strengths and that they will thrive and be more productive if they can craft their lives to spend more time on them.

The Phoenix Project

3rd Jun 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Creative Edge - CE003

In Search of the Phoenix, is based upon the Russian folk-tale of Sadko – a popular sea-faring town musician, who dreams of setting sail one day to find the bird of happiness and bring it home to his beloved ‘Chatsville.’

Football is their Medication

5th Jun 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Hub - Hub 2

Drawing on their research, Dr Paul Simpson and Dr Michael Richards will discuss the health narratives of individuals facing disadvantage because of economic hardship and/or mental health difficulty (MHD).

Monthly Campus Tour

6th Jun 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Edge Hill University – Main Building - Main Reception

Additional information: Campus tours, led by a current student, take place each month and provide a great opportunity to see Edge Hill University’s award-winning campus for yourself and get a taste of what the student experience here is like.

The Relationship Between Music and Crime

6th Jun 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

Drawing on her research, Dr Eleanor Peters will discuss the use of music in crime control, prevention and punishment and will explore blatant misuses of music for harmful ends, many of which contravene people’s human rights and civil liberties.

At the End of My Hands

11th Jun 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Studio Theatre

This award-winning original theatre production explores stories about Deaf culture, communication and the unique history of Sign Language in New Zealand.

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Sport

12th Jun 2018 - 9:00am - 4:40pm

Rose Theatre

The event builds on nearly two decades of research and activism in this field at Edge Hill. Insights from this research will be shared, alongside guest speakers who have personal and professional experience of sexual abuse and child protection in sport.

Gender Equality and Modernity?

12th Jun 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

Intended to mark the centenary of partial progress in women’s suffrage, this lecture evaluates the extent to which gender equality has been achieved in the period between 1918 and 2018. 


13th Jun 2018 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

The Arts Centre

The event will explore the contribution of the arts and arts psychotherapies to equality, mainly from social, disability and gender perspectives through presentations, performances, workshops, installations and films.  

Neoliberalism, Marketisation and Higher Education

14th Jun 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

For the past ten years Professor Roger Brown has been studying and writing about the marketisation of higher education (both internationally and in Britain), economic inequality and, most recently, Neoliberalism. This lecture will tease out the various connections between them.

NT Live, Encore: Macbeth

14th Jun 2018 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre - Studio Theate

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (London Road. Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Open Day

16th Jun 2018 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

Edge Hill University

For a taste of the Edge Hill experience, and the chance to look around our impressive Ormskirk Campus, come along to our open day.


18th Jun 2018 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre - Rose Theatre

An Edge Hill student performance, Parados members, past and current, proudly present a showcase of song and dance based around the events and emotions of one man and his life.

The Great Get Together

22nd Jun 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University - Hub Boulevard

The Great Get Together is an annual countrywide celebration of the life and beliefs of the late Jo Cox