ISR EdgeTalks – Covid-19: A Year On?

Covid-19 Anniversary event

In Spring 2020, ISR asked the Edge Hill University research community to submit articles on a range of issues detailing how the pandemic has affected their field. They responded with a range and depth of posts so vast that it now stands as an historic document charting our immediate response to the pandemic. We now invite you to join us to mark the anniversary of lockdown where 10 of our original bloggers to give an update on their article. Taking their original post as a starting point, we’ve asked them to review it in light of the ever changing COVID environment. Did their predictions come to pass? Did things happen that they didn’t expect? Were they right all along? Come along and find out!

Regenerative River Republic and Education for Thrivability

Resilience, Sustainability and wellbeing wheel diagram

The Manchester-Mersey bioregion arguably needs a joined-up approach to One Planet thinking for two city regions in a way that builds on the legacy of the Mersey basin Campaign and current catchment-based approach of the Mersey Rivers Trust. In this webinar, Dr Tim Saunders (EHU Department for Children, Education and Communities) envisions a Regenerative River Republic with a bioregional meta-pedagogy that seeks to integrate education for Wellbeing, Resilience and Sustainability, which he calls Education for Thrivability.

What Makes for Good Community Cohesion? Lessons from Windrush

Crowd of young and elderly men and women in trendy hipster clothes. Diverse group of stylish people standing together. Society or population, social diversity. Flat cartoon vector illustration.

A series of changes to immigration and nationality laws since 1948 culminated in the ‘Windrush Scandal’ in 2018. The Wendy Williams ‘Windrush Lessons Learned Review’ states there has been harm done to the African Caribbean community as a whole and the question, therefore, arises what is the harm, but more importantly, what can be done to repair the damage to community cohesion? This event is part of ISR’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ series which is intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics.

A Russian Retrospective: Myths, Misogyny and Management

Original Babushka or Matryoshka Nesting Russian Dolls.

In her Inaugural lecture, Professor Jo Crotty, Director of the Institute for Social Responsibility at Edge Hill University, will reflect on her time as both a consultant and academic, working, living and researching in post-Soviet Russia during a time of unprecedented change.