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.

Food for Thought Weekend

2nd Jun 2018, 11:00am - 3rd Jun 2018, 6:00pm

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University will open its doors to the public on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June for Food for Thought, an inspiring programme of talks and events accompanied by a vegan food festival.

Cegin y Capel: The Chapel Kitchen

2nd Jun 2018, 11:00am - 3rd Jun 2018, 5:00pm

The Arts Centre

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.

Young Women – Leaders of Today, Not Just Tomorrow

2nd Jun 2018, 11:30am - 5:00pm

Business School - 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, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Business School - 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, hear from experts, and discuss how successfully the messages were conveyed.

Mrs Pankhurst’s Players presents: Votes for Women!

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

Rose Theatre

Students from Edge Hill’s Drama Department celebrate the legacy of the Actresses' Franchise League (AFL), who supported women's suffrage, by staging Elizabeth Robins' classic play Votes for Women!

Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics

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

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem, with the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez’s research focuses on the search for new antibiotics.

Inequality of Opportunity: Does Implicit Bias Hold the Key?

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

Creative Edge - CE003

Despite efforts to deal with the under-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff at senior grades in higher education (and elsewhere), progress to date has been limited. Professor Geoff Beattie will explore and discuss potential explanations.

Unite or Unravel? The Future of the European Union

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

Creative Edge - CE003

Following a series of global crises, 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 to create a film in an effort to learn more about, 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.

Foreign Film Festival

4th Jun 2018, 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Creative Edge

A showcase of foreign films exploring what equality means to various cultures, and to humanity itself, introduced by Professor Matthew Pateman, Head of the Media Department at Edge Hill University.

Spaces: imagining inclusion and belonging

5th Jun 2018, 11:00am - 9th Jun 2018, 3:30pm

Tate Liverpool - Clore Learning Studio

The Research in Special Education (RISE) project investigates the variety of perspectives and experiences regarding the concepts of inclusion and exclusion. A week-long collaboration between Tate Liverpool and Edge Hill University, the project will use photo elicitation methods with children and young people, their parents and teachers.

Football is their Medication

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

The Hub - Hub 2

Dr Paul Simpson and Dr Michael Richards discuss the health narratives of individuals facing disadvantage because of economic hardship and/or mental health difficulty.

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

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.

Reducing Health Inequalities through a Joined-Up Approach: An emergency services perspective

7th Jun 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

The emergency services are increasingly focused on service integration and the need to use a shared strategy to proactively concentrate services on vulnerable communities with high service demand. The event will provide a platform to debate and generate ideas in which stakeholders can work together to improve the health and well-being of the populations being served.

In Conversation: Professor Green on Working Class White Men

7th Jun 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine - H1

Professor Green will be in conversation with Dr Eleanor Peters and Grace Robinson about the struggles for today’s youth and what more can be done to bring equality into today’s society.

Motherhood and Modernity: The forgotten songs and piano works of Ethel Leginska

9th Jun 2018, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

The Arts Centre

In this concert, Edge Hill’s Dr Lee Tsang explores aspects of Leginska’s appealing and distinctive compositional voice by introducing today’s audiences to the musical imagery of her forgotten songs and piano works. There is also an exhibition on 21st May, which provides new insight into Leginska’s activities and relationships, her constructed image(s) and ‘voice(s)’ and their contexts.

At the End of My Hands

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

Studio Theatre

An award-winning original theatre production exploring 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, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Tech Hub - Lecture Theatre

Gender equality is often claimed as a core value of modern or Western society.  As we celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Professor Anne Phillips of the London School of Economics provides a moment to reflect on just how much credence we can give to that claim.


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.

Open Day

16th Jun 2018, 10:00am - 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.

CANCELLED - Antonio Gramsci: Biography and Intellectual History of a Revolution & the Narrative of Heritage

19th Jun 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

SU Bar

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. However, we will be making every effort to reschedule this special event and will inform you in due course of the new date. The organisers at Edge Hill University would like to thank you for your patience and the interest you have generated around this event and look forward to seeing you in the very near future.

Ten Years of Chalk

21st Jun 2018, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre - Rose Theatre

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle and presented by Nicole Godard & Nadine Hilton, Edge Hill MA Making Performance students. Recommended for age 16 years plus. LIMITED CAPACITY.

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 MP who was murdered in 2016.