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 fair.
Food for Thought is part of Edge Hill’s annual Festival of Ideas, which this year explores a theme of Equalities and it also links in with the University’s Wonder Women programme which throughout 2018 celebrates the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote for the first time.
Events on Saturday 2nd June will focus on the Suffrage Movement and modern feminism. They include alternative independent publishers 404 Ink on the ‘Nasty Woman’ phenomenon, a public lecture on online mysogyny, an exhibition of vintage satirical Punch cartoons showing various views of the suffrage movement and a banner-making workshop from Manchester’s People’s History Museum.
On Sunday 3rd June a series of talks will explore a plethora of individual equalities, examining how we relate to one another and the impact of our choices upon culture, politics and the environment. From autism to global warming, and the future of the European Union to antiobiotic resistance, view the full programme for the day here.
This thought-provoking weekend will also feature a vibrant vegan marketplace in The Hub with over 40 stalls selling everything from cupcakes to Caribbean food and vegan sushi plus a wide range of ethical produce including make-up and clothing. There will be demonstrations of the 4K interactive environment The CAVE, plus the chance to try out your circus skills with our live performers.
The fair is FREE to attend – bookings are only required for individual events.
Programme of Events
Saturday 2nd June
- 11.30 – 18.00 – Young Women – Leaders of Today, Not Just Tomorrow
- 12.00 – 12.30 – #IsMisognyTrending? Social Media Abuse and Trolling Women
- 13.00 – 13.45 – Everything That I’m Not
- 14.00 – 15.30 – Consumable Women: Gender and Consumer Culture Theory
- 14.00 – 17.00 – Fabric of Protest
- 16.00 – 17.00 – The Chocolate Complex
- 17.00 – 18.00 – 404 Ink on the Nasty Women Phenomenon
- 18.00 – 18.30 – Votes for Women? Don’t Make Me Laugh
- 19.30 – 22.00 – Mrs Pankhust’s Players present: Votes for Women!
Other events on this day, include CAVE demonstrations and St Helens Vegan Outreach
Sunday 3rd June
- 11.00 – 12.00 – Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics
- 12.00 – 14.00 – No, Donald, global warming is not an expensive hoax, see!
- 13.00 – 14.00 – Cegin y Capel (The Chapel Kitchen)
- 14.00 – 17.00 – Human-robot Social Interactions: The Future of Health and Social Care?
- 13.00 – 14.00 – Inequality of Opportunity: Does Implicit Bias Hold the Key?
- 14.00 – 15.00 – Unite or Unravel? The Future of the European Union
- 15.00 – 16.00 – Autism: A Curious Case of the Human Mind
- 16.00 – 17.00 – Reinterpreting Diversity: Transforming Lives and Society
Other events on this day, include, CAVE demonstrations and Reverb: Performance and Open Mic