Programme

Managing Macho Mentalities: A Feminisation of TV Production Schedules

29th May 2018
12:00
In this lecture, Perelandra Beedles (Programme Leader in Television Production Management, Edge Hill University) asks: by creating filming schedules which favour those with few caring responsibilities, are we effectively barring female workers from certain projects?

Undoing Theology: Sex and Christianity

31st May 2018
18:00
Dr Chris Greenough (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religion, Edge Hill University) engages with individuals whose gender and/or sexuality challenge the positional statements from mainstream Christian denominations.

Who are the New ‘Boat People’? Unheard Stories from Rohingya, the Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

1st June 2018
18:30
Coordinated by Dr Tasleem Shakur, Inequalities within Apparent Equalities will be an evening of panel discussions and performances, culminating in a screening of a Rohingya documentary.

Yellow is the New Blackface

1st June 2018
14:00
This discussion will explore case studies of recent examples of whitewashing in Hollywood and yellowface on stage and screen in the UK.

Artistic Methodologies for Social Justice Symposium

1st June 2018
14:00
This symposium brings together a number of academics, practitioners and artists to discuss the work that they are involved in

Transmission Lifelines: Modern Slavery, Freedom and the ‘Waiting Place’

1st June 2018
14:00
This exhibition presents images created by survivors of trafficking and modern slavery as part of a participatory Arts-based research, conducted in collaboration with City Hearts (Liverpool).

#IsMisogynyTrending? Social Media Abuse and Trolling Women

2nd June 2018
12:00
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.

Consumable Women: Gender and Consumer Culture Theory

2nd June 2018
14:00
This event focuses on the representation of women in media and the marketplace, including their influence on consumer culture.

404 Ink on the Nasty Woman phenomenon

2nd June 2018
17:00
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 June 2018
18:00
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 June 2018
19:30
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!

Fabric of Protest

2nd June 2018
14:00
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.

Cegin y Capel: The Chapel Kitchen

2nd June 2018
11:00
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 June 2018
11:30
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.

Everything that I'm Not

2nd June 2018
13:00
Everything That I’m Not is an experimental documentary that centres on three Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples.

The Chocolate Complex: Heart Health and Hormones

2nd June 2018
16:00
Could chocolate really be the next super food?!

Reinterpreting Diversity: Transforming Lives and Society

3rd June 2018
16:00
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.

Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics

3rd June 2018
11:00
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.

No, Donald, global warming is not an expensive hoax, see!

3rd June 2018
12:00
Decades of scientific investigation have not yet succeeded in countering all climate change scepticism, but it can be hard to argue with a perfectly painted picture.

Human-robot Social Interactions: The Future of Robotics and Automaton in Social Care

3rd June 2018
14:00
This seminar provides a rare opportunity to learn about different types of robots which could be engaged in social care, whether in home or in institutions, and to interact with Edge Hill's very own automaton, Robbie the Nao robot.

Inequality of Opportunity: Does Implicit Bias Hold the Key?

3rd June 2018
13:00
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 June 2018
14:00
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 June 2018
15:00
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.

Foreign Film Festival

4th June 2018
13:00
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 June 2018
11:00
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 June 2018
12:00
Dr Paul Simpson and Dr Michael Richards discuss the health narratives of individuals facing disadvantage because of economic hardship and/or mental health difficulty.

Changing Behaviour to Improve Health: Towards the Future

5th June 2018
18:00
Professor Susan Michie will discuss how understanding and changing patterns of behaviour are key to promoting health and well-being.

The Relationship Between Music and Crime

6th June 2018
18:00
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.

In Conversation: Professor Green on Working Class White Men

7th June 2018
18:30
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.

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

7th June 2018
16:00
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.

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

9th June 2018
14:30
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 June 2018
17:30
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 June 2018
09:00
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 June 2018
18:00
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.

ArtsEqual

13th June 2018
09:00
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 June 2018
18:00
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.

The Great Get Together

22nd June 2018
16:00
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.