Youthforia at Edge Hill University

Sponsored by I4P and coordinated by Youth Focus NW, on Saturday 22nd June young people and workers from all 23 North West local authority youth councils came together to debate, discuss and learn about sustainability, and perfect their public speaking skills at the first British Youth Council Convention of the year.  Here’s what they had […]

What Makes an Economy Good?

The latest in I4P’s ‘Good Society’ public seminar series took place on 30th April 2019 where guest speaker Neil McInroy led an inspirational conversation on ‘What Makes an Economy Good?’ Neil is the CEO of the independent think tank, CLES, and one of I4P’s Visiting Fellows. Neil was a speaker at the Good Society event […]

Update on CREATE Network, Spring 2019

CREATE is an interdisciplinary research network that was launched under the support of I4P in March 2018. The network has become a vibrant entity, drawing in participation from across the university.  All disciplines have been represented at its meetings.  Although initially formed by Dr Mary McAteer, she has now been joined by Dr Claire Hawkins, as […]

RefuAid seminar results in action for refugees

Organised by the Action for Refugees working group, and supported by I4P, the RefuAid seminar held at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk campus on 20 March had delegates enthralled by the presentations, not least by the moving testimony given by former client Naima, who told us about her former life in Libya and the role played […]

Mug #CIFF19

Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska has described her film Twarz/Mug (2018) as a ‘fairy tale for adults’, a provocatively beguiling definition of the Jury Grand Prix winner at Berlin this year. Irrespective of whether the audience might agree with that description of the film they watched, it was apposite on the closing night of the 2019 […]

Waru #CIFF19

It was a pleasure to be invited to speak at the 2019 Chester International Film Festival hosted at the impressive Storyhouse arts venue, and it was a particular honour to be able to introduce important examples of contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand cinema. The opening film was the imaginative and beautifully animated short Trap. It focuses […]

DOGMAN #CIFF19

It was a wet and blustery afternoon in Chester on Sunday. Despite the weather, a good crowd made their way to the fantastic Storyhouse in the town centre for a screening of Dogman (2018). Included as part of the Chester International Film Festival screening programme, I was delighted to be invited by the festival curator, […]

Migration Working Group – North West Seminar Series 2018/19

Migration Working Group-North West (MWG-NW) brings together academics, organisations and practitioners working on migration who are either based in the North West of the UK or researching migration in this region.  In collaboration with I4P, the Migration Working Group – North West successfully hosted two seminars in the autumn semester. 19th October 2018 Inaugural Talk […]

Growing up in Afghanistan – Guy Smallman

Looking at the news, we see every day that displaced peoples and refugees are continuing to be propelled by conflict within and across national borders.  This can mean that many individuals are unable to access basic services, including education, but it can be difficult for those of us in the West to always connect with […]

What makes a Good Childhood?

A public discussion event hosted by I4P on 28th August 2018 which asked, ‘What makes a Good Childhood?’ This event was a continuation of the ‘What Makes A Good Society’ series which began in June 2017 when we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and to consider what the necessary ingredients for a ‘good […]