I4P Previous Events

2019

22 June 2019
Youthforia – The North West Youth Forum
On Saturday 22nd June young people and workers from all 23 North West local authority youth councils will come together to debate, discuss and learn about sustainability, and perfect their public speaking skills at the first British Youth Council Convention of the year. Sponsored by I4P and coordinated by Youth Focus NW, this event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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22nd May 2019
STAR (Student Action for Refugees)

Maddy Robinson of STAR will be speaking about the work of this national NGO, formed by students, which now makes up a national network. She will be discussing the diverse voluntary work carried out by students across the UK, and their influential campaign work including changing universities’ policies for HE Access. Organised by Edge Hill University’s Action for Refugees (AfR) and sponsored by I4P, this event takes place at the university’s Ormskirk Campus.
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30th April 2019
What Makes an Economy Good?
Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

This event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. Our last public seminar ‘What Makes for Good Childhood Mental Health?’ included contributions from a range of professionals and academics who work with children. This latest session will ask ‘What makes an economy good?’ and outline how our Global and local economies are going wrong.
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5th April 2019
‘The Psychological Costs of Inequality’

Prof Richard Wilkinson (University of Nottingham Medical School)
I4P is delighted to welcome back Richard Wilkinson. This lecture will focus on the psychological effects of large income differences between rich and poor, using material taken from his and Kate Pickett’s new book, The Inner Level, which shows that inequality is not merely about economics and living standards but affects us all intimately, changing the nature of social life and reducing levels of confidence.
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22nd March 2019
‘Power to the People? Devolution: What Next?’

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
The first elected Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, is the former MP for Liverpool Walton, and joins us to explore the health of the current devolution arrangements, and what more might, or should, be done.
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20th March 2019 
Action for Refugees (AfR) – Seminar Series:
RefuAid. Providing a practical response to forced migration. 
Founded in 2015, RefuAid primary focus is to provide solutions to the main barriers facing refugees trying to restart their life in the UK: finance, re-qualification and language tuition.  This seminar will be presented by RefuAid co-founder, Anna Jones, together with one of RefuAid’s former clients.
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9th to 20th March 2019
Chester International Film Festival

We are delighted to announce I4P Director, Prof Jo Crotty, will be curating the 2019 Chester International Film Festival, a remarkable global selection of recent films that share stories and experiences from an array of countries. Three of this year’s films will be introduced by Edge Hill University academics, Prof Owen Evans (Mug), Prof Claire Parkinson (Dogman) and Dr Andrea Wright (Waru).
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8th March 2019 
Migration Working Group – North West’ Seminar:
‘Access to Healthcare in Super-diverse Neighbourhoods’
Prof Simon Pemberton (University of Keele)
I4P is pleased to sponsor this event as part of the Migration Working Group – North West seminar series 2018/19. The talk will discuss how defining features of ‘super-diverse’ neighbourhoods shape residents’ access to healthcare services.
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26th February 2019 
‘What Makes for Good Childhood Mental Health?’
This discussion event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. Our last public seminar ‘What Makes a Good Childhood?’ included contributions from a range of professionals and academics who work with children. This latest event continues to look at child wellbeing with a focus on mental health. It will be led by Edge Hill University’s Vicki Coppock, Professor of Social Sciences: Childhood Studies and Mental Health.
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25th February 2019 
Migration Working Group – North West Seminar:
‘Shaping health care in-between the borders: Transnational health protection practices among Ecuadorian migrants in Italy’
Dr Simone Castellani (University Institute of Lisbon)
Sponsored by I4P, this event is part of the Migration Working Group – North West seminar series 2018/19. This paper will focus on how migrants combine different resources coming from their networks, the State, the Market, the NGOs, both in destination as in origin, for granting health care to themselves and to the members of their transnational domestic group.
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8th February 2019
‘Domestic and International Prosecution of War Crimes: Achievements and Challenges’
Judge Keith Raynor, Vice-President, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
Niccolò Pons, Associate Legal Officer, Kosovo Specialist Chambers
Guest Lecture on the occasion of the launch of The Companion to International Humanitarian Law. The lecture by His Honour Judge Keith Raynor will focus on the challenges of prosecuting war crimes at the national and international level. Subsequently, Mr. Niccolò Pons, Legal Officer in the Chambers of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, will present his volume The Companion to International Humanitarian Law, following up on the issues raised by Judge Raynor.
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7th February 2019
Police Research Unit Annual Lecture:
‘Policing should be fair and equal for all. So why isn’t it?’
Chief Constable Andy Cooke, Merseyside Police
The Police Research Unit in the Department of Law and Criminology hosts an annual public lecture in policing. Now in its fourth year, we welcome Chief Constable Andy Cooke who will be considering vital issues of fairness and equality in policing.
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7th February 2019
Migration Working Group – North West’ Seminar:
‘Language, Citizenship and Postcolonial Languaging’
Prof Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University)
I4P is delighted to sponsor this event as part of the Migration Working Group – North West seminar series 2018/19. The talk will focus on language requirements for immigrant seeking permanent residency or citizenship, and how race and language are deeply connected through the entanglement of regimes of seeing with regimes of hearing.
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2018

15th November 2018
I4P ANNUAL EVENT:  ‘Land of Promise’
Land of Promise is a words & music presentation which journeys through three and a half centuries of radical thought, writing & song about the connections between art, social justice and our living environment. Presented by the Arts Centre in partnership with Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice
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15th November 2018
Migration Working Group – North West’ Seminar:
Online Arabic from Palestine and ‘linguistic hospitality’
Dr Giovanna Fassetta (University of Glasgow)

As part of the Migration Working Group – North West seminar series 2018/19 this presentation will discuss the process of online collaboration to design an Online Arabic language course, a project funded by the AHRC under their GCRF scheme.
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25th to 27th October 2018
2018 CARN Conference – Voicing and Valuing: Daring and Doing
The annual international Collaborative Action Research Network Conference. The theme for conference 2018 is an articulation of the values of CARN, and a recognition of the work of those who strive for equity and social justice. Hosted by the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, and supported by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), this event will be held in Friends Meeting House, Manchester, UK.
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22nd October 2018
Knowledge Democracy and Action Research: Beliefs, Science, Politics and Resistance in Knowledge Production
Prof Lonnie Rowell, University of San Diego
I4P is delighted to welcome Prof Lonnie Rowell, lead editor of the Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research (2017), to Edge Hill University as part of his lecture tour of UK universities. Prof Rowell will speak on knowledge democracy and educational action research in our troubled times. His lecture will address critical issues in action research and participatory action research as they are taking shape within the current crisis of neo-liberalism and the growing authoritarian challenges of Trumpism (and other global authoritarian figures) to democratic society.
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19th October 2018
Migration Working Group – North West’ Seminar:
‘From Political Economy to Political Demography: Beyond Methodological Nationalism’
Prof Adrian Favell (University of Leeds)
I4P is pleased to sponsor the Inaugural Talk of the ‘Migration Working Group – North West’ seminar series, 2018/19. During this discussion Prof Adrian Favell will identify key issues in moving beyond conventional discussions of the political economy of international migration.
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4th October 2018
An Evening with Nicky Morgan
As an outspoken current female MP and former Minister Nicky Morgan will be talking about why a woman’s place is in the House of Commons, why the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote and the election of the first female MP should be widely celebrated, and why questions about the next steps in the electoral franchise should never stop – meaning now is the time to consider if the right to vote should be extended to all 16 year olds across the UK.
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4th October 2018
Exhibition and Public Talk: Growing up in Afghanistan, Mr Guy Smallman
Guy Smallman is a self taught, London based photojournalist. He has worked all over the world in many different countries and environments specializing in social issues like human rights and poverty. Edge Hill University will be home to a ten day exhibition of his work involving a display of selected photographs from Mr Smallman’s time in Afghanistan. Mr Smallman joins us on the 4th October to discuss his work and answer questions.
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3rd October 2018
Book Launch: ‘Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Right and Participation’
Edited by Claudio Baraldi and Tom Cockburn
Professor Tom Cockburn (Edge Hill University) will discuss the relevance of the book to current ideas and politics, joined by contributors to the collection: Federico Farini, Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas. Discussion of the issues arising with participants will be welcome. Hosted by the Children, Young People and Social Change Research Network.
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27th September 2018
‘Social Justice in Troubling Times: What does it mean and what’s to be done? Critical issues in socially just research and practice’
Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE)
This is the tenth ACRE event to be held at Edge Hill University, bringing together researchers and educational professionals to debate educational research and its impact..
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18th September 2018
‘Feminism and Education’ Seminar Series:
Teachers, Gender and the Feminisation Debate
Prof Marie-Pierre Moreau (Anglia Ruskin University)
I4P is pleased to sponsor this event as part of the ‘Feminism and Education’ seminar series. Teaching is often constructed as a ‘feminised’ profession, and during this talk Prof Marie-Pierre Moreau will critically engage with this claim and analyse the way gender and power play out in the lives of men and women teachers.
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28th August 2018
What makes a Good Childhood?
This event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. We last met in Spring 2018 to discuss ‘What Makes a Good University?’ This time we are focusing on childhood and are keen to welcome parents and people who work with children in any capacity.
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14th June 2018
Neoliberalism, Marketisation and Higher Education
Professor Roger Brown, Southampton Solent University
Roger Brown is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy and former Vice Chancellor of Southampton Solent University. For the past ten years he 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. In particular it will show how, through marketisation, Neoliberalism is having the same impact on the provision of higher education as it is on society and the economy more generally. 
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1st June 2018
Artistic Methodologies for Social Justice Symposium
Dr Victoria Foster
The arts can provide effective ways of working with marginalised communities to produce knowledge about their lives and to communicate this knowledge to a wider audience. There is a growing interest in the ways that visual arts, poetry, drama and music can be employed to highlight social inequalities and to provide solutions to them. 
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21st May 2018
Merseyside health – why is it worse than elsewhere?
Health inequalities in Merseyside have long been a topic for public debate. Despite significant media attention there has been little progress over the years. This round table discussion has been organised with experts from public health, academia and representatives from charitable organisations to explore why progress in this area is so slow and what can be done about it. 
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17th May 2018
Festival of Ideas 2018 – Launch Event
Now in it’s third year, the festival is programmed by Edge Hill University’s three Research Institutes (I4P, ICE and PGMI).  The Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme. This year throughout May and June, the festival will explore the prism of Equalities, incorporating the 100th anniversary of women of a certain criteria getting the vote, as well as responding to other current topics in the media. It aims to open up interdisciplinary debate about past injustices and what can be done to work together to formulate an equitable future society. 
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14th May 2018
‘Children’s Literature About Refugees: A Catalyst in the Classroom’
Dr Julia Hope, Goldsmiths College, University of London
This seminar welcomes author Julia Hope to discuss her latest book which addresses one of our most pressing global issues – often called “the migrant crisis” – in a form accessible to younger children. For child refugees to feel that their experiences are validated, and for others to understand their situation, engaging with the growing field of children’s texts on the subject is crucial, and this book is indispensable for educators in the younger age range, and for researchers who are interested in controversial children’s literature.
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26th April 2018
Criminology and Public Theology – On Justice, Mercy and Forgiveness
Organised by the Department of Law and Criminology and sponsored by the North West Branch of the British Society of Criminology and I4P.  This event will be attended by invited individuals.
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23rd April 2018
Adult Literacy – Between the lines; trauma, attachment and relational sciences
Linno Rhodes

We are delighted to welcome, Linno Rhodes, an International research fellow and educator from Australia. Linno’s international fellowship supports knowledge exchange that has the capacity to benefit economic development, vocational training, industry innovation and advancement. The focus of Linno’s presentation will be the exploration of applied research in the areas of trauma, adult attachment theories, and the impact of positive interactions between student/student dyad and teacher/student dyad.
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21st April 2018
MA Education Research Conference
For information: This event is an opportunity for MA Education distance learning students who are studying at Edge Hill University to meet peers and programme tutors, and to talk through aspects of educational research. Professor John Diamond, Director of I4P, will facilitate opening discussions.
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17th April 2018
Police Research Unit Annual Lecture: ‘Futures of Policing: Towards a Cultural Perspective’
Prof Michael Rowe (Northumbria University)
In recent years a ‘perfect storm’ has enveloped British policing. Challenges arising from financial austerity, private sector competition, corruption scandals, and occasional incompetence have resurrected core questions about the proper role of the police service in a democratic society. This public lecture charts the development of recent arguments about the nature and status of the police.
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28th March 2018
What Makes a ‘Good University’?

A discussion facilitated by Professor John Diamond, Director of I4P. This event is a follow up to the ‘What Makes A Good Society‘ sessions which took place in October and June 2017, where we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.  We hope to continue the ‘Good Series’ by discussing ‘What makes a Good University’.
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14th March 2018
Food Poverty – Changing the Story

Hunger is increasingly becoming a mode of existence in the UK. Over half a million UK children live in families unable to provide a minimally acceptable diet. Refusal of the UK Government to recognise the existence of, and address food poverty has also resulted in food aid becoming institutionalised in the UK. The purpose of this event is to discuss and debate solutions to address food poverty to change the story of food poverty in the UK. Organised by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, and sponsored by I4P.
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13th March 2018
Health and Wellbeing Needs of Young People in the Justice System

Anne-Marie Douglas (Founder & CEO, Peer Power)
The founder of Peer Power, Anne-Marie Douglas, will discuss her organisation’s partnership work with the National Health Service (London) and how it is influencing the development of health and justice pathways for children and young people experiencing the criminal justice system. This I4P public conference is in association with the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
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27th February 2018
Scanning the Horizon of Statutory Social Work with Children

Dr Ray Jones (Kingston and St George’s)
This public talk is aimed at those with an interest in children’s social work across the North West of England, including practitioners, managers, academics and students. Talks will be delivered by Dr Ray Jones and by a Principal Social Worker from a local authority Children’s Service within the region and will be followed by a question and answer session. Organised by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, and sponsored by I4P.
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30th January 2018
JENGbA – Joint Enterprise: not guilty by association
Jan Cunliffe (JENGbA)
This event will bring together two scholars with different backgrounds, offering theoretical and methodological inter-disciplinary insights on a subject like crime prevention and propose a solution on how it is possible to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crime prevention policy with an evidence-based evaluation. Organised by the Departments of Applied Health and sponsored by I4P.
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24th January 2018
How is it Possible to Assess the Effectiveness of a Large-scale Crime Prevention Policy

Dr Marco Calaresu (University of Sassari)
Dr Moris Triventi (University of Trento)
This event will bring together two scholars with different backgrounds, offering theoretical and methodological inter-disciplinary insights on a subject like crime prevention and propose a solution on how it is possible to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crime prevention policy with an evidence-based evaluation. Organised by the Departments of Applied Health and sponsored by I4P.
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2017

11th December 2017
Finding Your Voice as a Teacher in the Context of South Africa
Ms Sinobia Kenny (AIMSSEC)
Sinobia will talk about AIMSSEC (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre) and her dissertation study (MA Education, Edge Hill University) and other research undertaken to enable teachers (and herself) find their voice in South Africa.
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16th November 2017
Fourth Annual Lecture: 
‘Never Again – Social Class and Housing Policy After Grenfell’
Lynsey Hanley
Lynsey will be giving a talk about the links between social and spatial inequality in Britain, and the effects of government policies over the last 40 years which have sought to make social housing a tenure of last resort, only available to the most desperately in need. And how this growth in social and economic inequality of the last few decades was a contributing cause of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower on 14th June, which occurred after a botched refurbishment which residents believed had put them in danger.
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4th November 2017
MA Education Research Conference – EHU Student Event
For Information: This event is an opportunity for MA Education distance learning students who are studying at Edge Hill University to meet peers and programme tutors in talking through aspects of educational research. Professor John Diamond, Director of I4P, will facilitate opening discussions.
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28th October 2017
‘I4P Samhain Celebrations at Burscough Community Farm’
This Samhain event will be attended by an invited group and celebrates the collaboration between Edge Hill University and Burscough Community Farm over the past 18 months during which time I4P’s new Associate Director (External Networking), Dr Victoria Foster, and Edge Hill University’s Dr Barnaby King, have established an innovative programme of arts-based activity at the Farm.
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24th October 2017
The Role of Schools in Resettling Refugees: Case studies from Scotland and South Australia
Dr Melanie Baak (School of Education, University of South Australia and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)

This presentation will bring together research from three projects which explore diverse aspects of schooling for students from refugee backgrounds. One project explores parent and teacher perceptions of the educational experiences of recently arrived Syrian students in Glasgow schools. The other two projects focus on aspects of secondary schooling for refugee background students in South Australia.
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11th October 2017
‘What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?’
The Webb Memorial Trust
A follow up to the successful ‘Good Society’ event we hosted in June where we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.
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11th October 2017
‘Understanding and working with the perceptions about social work’

Dr Sharon Shoesmith
Dr Sharon Shoesmith was Director of Haringey Children’s Services at the time of the death of Baby P. The presentation will be based on a psychosocial reading of the responses to the familial homicide of ‘Baby P’. As part of her PhD Dr Shoesmith identified a ‘cultural trope’ as a belief, a reality or a truism that blames mainly social workers for harm to children despite their work as one of a multi-agency team. Organised by the Faculty of Health and Social Care and supported by I4P.
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22nd September 2017
‘The 1970s: The High Tide of Anti-Racism?’
ErRS 5th Annual Symposium
Forty years on from the Battle of Lewisham and the founding of the Anti-Nazi League, the fifth annual ERRS symposium will reflect on the state of British anti-racist activism in all its diverse forms and assess its successes and failures. Organised by the ERRS with the support of the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), this event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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13th July 2017
‘The UK’s first Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management’
LAUNCH EVENT

Edge Hill University launches the UK’s first Professional Doctorate for emergency service staff, created in response to the introduction of the Police and Crime Bill and the shift to integrated service delivery. The programme will be officially launched on Thursday 13th July with key note speakers set to include Roy Wilshire, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Dr Anthony Marsh, Chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and Steve McGurk, Trustee of the Fire Service Research & Training Trust. Other guests include Derek Cartwright, Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service, Rachel Tuffin, Director of Knowledge and Research, College of Policing and ACC Julie Cooke, Merseyside Police.
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6th July 2017
‘Action for Refugees Conference’

The conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to increase their knowledge and understanding of the refugee crisis.  Delegates will learn about research being undertaken by academic colleagues, the work being done by agencies working with refugees, and practical support provided by staff and students to refugees and those working in response to the crisis. A unique element of the event will be a live link to a refugee camp in the town of Alexandria, Northern Greece.  The overall aim of the conference is to provide a multi-faceted, positive, response to the refugee crisis that results in a greater understanding of and practical support for those involved.
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29th – 30th June 2017
CfHAS Conference 2017 – Animals and Social Change

I4P is pleased to support a two day event hosted by Edge Hill University’s Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS).  The theme of this event is animals and social change.  Taking place at the Liverpool Quaker Meeting House this conference will include paper and poster presentations, film screenings and workshop sessions focused on strategies for social change involving dialogue between academics, activists and advocates. The event is designed to facilitate time and space for discussion. This conference will be of interest to those working in critical animal studies, advocacy, grassroots activism, animal media and the vegan business community. This event will take place at  the Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool.
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29th June 2017
‘What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?

The Webb Memorial Trust
This event presents the work of the Webb Memorial Trust and its current project, Social Housing and the Good Society, tackling issues such as poverty and equality in Britain. Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), the Webb Memorial Trust will present the findings of their report and invite participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.
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27th June 2017
A public reading of ‘King Lear in Brexitland’ by Tim Prentki

One Hour Theatre Company
It is the summer of 2017. Lear is old and sick, and his kingdom is disintegrating. He is admitted to his local NHS hospital, and, in A&E, is cared for by his Fool. A carpenter arrives in the overstretched emergency area, injured at work, and the fortunes of the ancient king and the young man play out in a drama of Britain now. King Lear in Brexitland is the fourth original play by OHTC, since it launched at Edge Hill University in October 2016. It is brought to the stage in rehearsed reading form, as its themes are of such pressing importance. Audiences will have opportunities to respond to the script, in discussion with actors and the creative team.
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20th June 2017
Sowing Seeds – Walk the Plank and Burscough Community Farm

Screening, Exhibition and Q&A – Sowing Seeds is the photographic documentation of an Arts Council funded performance which took place earlier this year. Edge Hill University students, graduates and members of the West Lancashire community developed and delivered a live processional piece encompassing mass movement, music and puppetry at Burscough Community Farm. Collaborating with the Learning Division of acclaimed outdoor arts company Walk the Plank, the performance takes the audience on a journey to explore the elements, the natural world and sustainability.
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16th June 2017 | Copenhagen
Learning or Un-Learning Together in Challenging Times: Creating a Collaborative Conversation

Center for Business Development and Management (CVL)
For Information: John Diamond, Director of I4P, will be visiting CVL/CBS and presenting his new approach to learning and un-learning. John intends to start a conversation with professionals and practioners, working with learning in the education sector and in organisations in the public and non-profit sector. John Diamond’s comprehensive experience of learning is based on research and development of leadership and management programmes in UK and many other countries. The seminar will be an opportunity to meet one of the leading person in international research and publication of learning perspectives in relation to politics that enhance learning as a part of welfare creation and critical perspectives on economic politics.
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14th June 2017
‘General Election – What the Results Mean for People, Parties and Policies

Theresa May caught everybody by surprise on 18th April 2017 when she called a statement outside Downing Street to announce a snap general election. With voting to take place across the country on 8th June, what will happen in the wake of the results? Will there be political earthquakes, or will it be business as usual (with a bit more Brexit thrown in)? A panel of specialists will discuss the implications of the General Election Results and take questions from audience members.  This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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13th June 2017
‘Shifting the Curve: a Scottish approach to developing anti-poverty work’

NAOMI EISENSTADT CB
In 2015 the Scottish Government embarked on a consultation process called a Fairer Scotland which worked to develop consensus on what aspects of unfairness were of most concern to people living in poverty. Naomi had been appointed Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality to the Scottish Government and this talk will describe the process of producing her recommendations for the First Minister in Scotland, the tensions in working alongside civil servants and maintaining independence and providing independent advice, and the current position of the Scottish Government on the implementation of her report, and those that emerged from Fairer Scotland work. This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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13th June 2017
‘It’s Only a Pain, Nowt Wrong with Me: Working-class Men and Health
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PROF PETER BERESFORD (Brunel University London)
The conference will bring together concerned members of the public, social policy analysts, practitioners and academics to discuss men’s health and especially men facing economic disadvantage and/or mental health difficulties. The keynote speaker, Prof Peter Beresford, has expertise on both these issues and how they enmesh in complex ways.  Other speakers will include representatives from the public and voluntary sector – both service users and service providers. This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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24th May 2017
‘Talking About Consent: A Study of the Use and Effectiveness of Consent Talks by Student Unions in Universities

Focusing on sexual consent decision-making and the sexual conduct of students new to university, Edge Hill University Student Union and the Department of Social Sciences came together to evaluate and offer recommendations on how sexual conduct could be improved and people empowered in their consent decisions.  This event introduces the report, discusses the findings of the research, reflects on the scope and limits to induction ‘consent talks’ and provokes thinking on how better education and knowledge can be offered for young people often exploring their early sexual experiences. This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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27th April 2017
CUTTING EDGE 2017

I4P is pleased to support and promote this Postgraduate Research Conference. The conference is organised by Postgraduate Research Students for Postgraduate Research Students and will take place at Edge Hill University on Thursday 27th April 2017.  This will be Cutting Edge’s third annual conference. It provides a multi-disciplinary space for students to share their work with a friendly and collegial audience. It is an opportunity to celebrate cutting edge research from across the UK. Registration is now open to all staff and students.  This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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27th April 2017
Technical and Professional Education: Twenty Years of Policy Making

OLLY NEWTON (The Edge Foundation)
The last two decades have seen rapid change in the field of technical and professional education in England and apprenticeships have been reintroduced with more than half a million people now start an apprenticeship annually. This lecture will examine the landscape and motivations of these changes and provide a behind-the-scenes insight into how policy is made and how the worlds of policy development and research/academia can better align.  This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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26th April 2017
The inevitability of boundaries and boundary work: disability reform and integration of services

PROF HELEN DICKINSON (University of New South Wales)
Reform to disability services nationally and internationally has been driven by the idea that by giving service users more choice and control over their care budgets should allow individuals to develop more joined-up services that better enable them to achieve their identified outcomes. In this presentation, Helen will explore the challenges raised with the provision of integrated disability services and the seemingly inevitable impacts of boundaries, and identify how individuals and organisations might work to overcome the challenges posed by these boundaries. This event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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 5th April 2017
ErRS SEMINAR: ‘Growing Up In The 1970s: A Personal Account Of How The Fight Against Enoch Powell and the National Front Changed Everything’  

HASSAN MAHAMDALLIE  (Director of The Muslim Institute)
I4P is pleased to support this event, the third installment in the Ethnicity Race and Racism Seminar (ErRS) series of interviews: Lived Experiences Of Anti-Racist Activism in Europe Since The 1970s. The ErRS seminar programme can be downloaded here.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus. Registration is not required.

24th March 2017
‘Centre for Sports Law Research – eSports Seminar’

Organised by Edge Hill University’s Centre for Sports Law Research, and supported by I4P, this interactive seminar will delve into the fascinating world of eSports exploring how it is being faced with similar challenges to that found in the ‘real’ game such as match-fixing, betting fraud, doping and child protection issues. This event will offer participants the opportunity to challenge one of world’s best eSporters to a game of FIFA. Funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the Eropean Union the event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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16th March 2017 @ 6PM
‘Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second’

PROF STEPHEN CASE (Loughborough University)
The Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS) model evolves youth justice beyond its contemporary risk focus and promotes a positive, principled, progressive and practical approach to the treatment of children in the Youth Justice System.  This paper outlines the CFOS model as a manifesto for changing the Youth Justice System.  The evolution, trajectory and practical realisation of CFOS positive youth justice will be discussed and animated with evidence from a twenty-year programme of associated reflective research in Swansea and the emerging success of an integrated, holistic and child-friendly delivery model in Surrey. Theis public lecture will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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16th March 2017 @ 1PM
STUDENT LECTURE: ‘Positive Youth Justice’

Prof Stephen Case (Loughborough University)
Kenny Imafidon (ClearView Research)
For information: this lecture by Prof Stephen Case will be attended by Edge Hill students.  The aim will be to discuss the evolution, trajectory and practical realisation of the Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS) model of positive youth justice, animated with evidence from a twenty-year programme of associated reflective research in Swansea and the emerging success of an integrated, holistic and child-friendly delivery model in Surrey. Prof Case will be joined by Kenny Imafidon, co-founder & Managing Director of ClearView Research Ltd, a leading-edge youth-led research company, who specialise in research focussing on young people.
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12th March 2017
Good Society Sunday Lunch
I4P is delighted to host a Sunday Lunch and conceptual art event focussed around the topic of a Good Society. Participants, all young people under the age of thirty, will be asked to discuss what makes a Good Society. The event is in partnership with the Bluecoat art gallery and will be led by artist Ruth Beele.  Ruth will use the feedback from the discussions, integrated with audio recordings and visual records, to create an artistic piece which will be displayed on the I4P website and that of the Bluecoat when completed.   The event will take place at Bluecoat, Liverpool.
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8th March 2017
ErRS SEMINAR: ‘From Melbourne to Moscow, From Berlin to Bermondsey: 50 Years of Campaigning for Human Rights, Democracy, LGBT Freedom and Global Justice’ 7

PETER TATCHELL (The Peter Tatchell Foundation)
I4P is pleased to support this event, a seminar in the new Ethnicity Race and Racism Seminar (ErRS) series of interviews: Lived Experiences Of Anti-Racist Activism in Europe Since The 1970s.  Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967. He is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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28th February 2017
BOOK READING: 
‘Desire Paths: Real Walks to Nonreal Places’
ROY BAYFIELD (Edge Hill University)
I4P is pleased to present a book reading with author Roy Bayfield celebrating the launch of his new book, Desire Paths, a creative non-fiction book about walking.  Unpromisingly – for a walking book – Desire Paths begins on a hospital gurney as the author prepares for open heart surgery.  Roy will introduce and read from the book, and share thoughts on how simply walking can be a playful, disruptive, affirming interaction with the urban environment.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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16th February 2017
ErRS SEMINAR: ‘Immigration Activism and Public History in France’ 
DR  LOUISA ZANOUN (Génériques)
I4P is delighted to support this event, the first seminar in the new Ethnicity Race and Racism Seminar (ErRS) series of interviews: Lived Experiences Of Anti-Racist Activism in Europe Since The 1970s.  Dr Louisa Zanoun is a historian with a career in business, academia and the non-profit sector in London, Montreal and Paris. As Head of Research at Génériques, a Paris-based NGO promoting the history and memory of immigration, she worked on several national and European projects on immigration in France and in Europe.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.  Registration is not required.
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8th February 2017
‘Policing Gender and Ethics: An Ethnographic View of Culture and Practice’

DR LOUISE WESTMARLAND (The Open University)
Annual Policing Lecture: The issues of gender and ethics in the police might not seem, at first glance, to have much in common. As this paper will illustrate however, what used to be called ‘equal opportunities’ in the police, has similarities and continuities with the current debates around ethics and integrity. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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31st January 2017
‘Costs, Efficiency and Economies of Scale and Scope in the English Higher Education Sector’

PROF GERAINT JOHNES (Lancaster University)
Following recent changes to the funding mechanism for higher education, students in England face high ticket prices on tuition, an education which the taxpayer continues to subsidise.  This talk will review the literature and data to uncover information about the returns to scale and scope within the higher education sector, and identify differences in efficiency across institutions. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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24th January 2017
Book Launch and Colombian Clown Performance

I4P is pleased to promote this event to celebrate the publication of ‘Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia: Ridicule and Resistance’ by Barnaby King, which details the proliferation of clown performance in Colombia and its surprising social significance. This event includes a performance of ‘Ceniza‘, performed and conceived by Lucho Guzman.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Art Centre.
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2016

1st December 2016
FILM SCREENING PLUS Q&A: ‘722 TMX ENGINEER BATTALION’

In March 2016 governments within the European Union closed their borders, leaving almost 60,000 refugees stranded in Greece. Faced with hosting the refugees, the Greek Government decided to reopen a number of closed-down army camps as temporary residences.  This film by Christy Kelly explores the role of the army and NGOs in organizing the camp, the daily lives of the refugees and the evolving relationship between the locals and their new neighbours.  Following the film there will be a Q&A session with the Director, Yiannis Koufonikos and the UK producer, Tim Kelly.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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24th November 2016
‘Participation and Representation in Post Brexit Britain: The Case for Community Universities’

PROF JENNY PEARCE  (London School of Economics)
Professor Jenny Pearce’s I4P Inaugural Lecture explores whether we are living in a period of ‘profound crisis’ and asks whether new forms of knowledge exchange might provide the basis for reconnecting people with the idea and practice of politics. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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7th November 2016
‘School and Community Development in Peri-urban South Africa: Participatory Approaches’

This event presents two papers which report on a school-community project in peri- urban South Africa designed to enable meaningful community-school relationships which will enrich both the lives of community members, and the life-chances of the school children. Both projects have been undertaken through participatory methodologies, drawing on the inherent strengths and knowledge-bases which already exist within the community. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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27th October 2016
‘Blending, braiding and balancing: combining informal and formal methods of working with communities

DR ALISON GILCHRIST
Dr Alison Gilchrist will present findings from recent research exploring the interplay between formal and informal modes of working with communities. The session will identify functional advantages and disadvantages for these approaches, arguing that informality is currently underappreciated and misunderstood by government and large-scale institutions. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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12th October 2016
‘The Role and Relevance of Interdisciplinary Research in Community Activism in a Post Brexit United Kingdom’

DR ORNETTE D CLENNON (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The fight for social justice within our most deprived communities has historically always been fraught but even more so within the context of Austerity. However, with the societal fault lines that have been exposed by the recent Brexit vote, Dr Ornette D Clennon will discuss the increasing importance of scholar activism in not only researching but also facilitating the dynamic process of building sustainable communities towards social justice.
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15th September 2016
‘Migration, locality and physical environment in Toxteth’

This policy event aims to bring together all the different stakeholders in Liverpool and Toxteth in terms of migration, social cohesion and the physical environment in Liverpool, and in Toxteth more particularly. It is part of the British Academy funded project titled ‘Bringing the aesthetics in: migrants’ relationship with urban space in Toxteth’ (2015-16), which looks at the way urban dwellers, both locals and migrants, experience belongingness to urban space, and the effect that aesthetics have on this dynamic.
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20th June 2016
‘Visualising Belongingness to the Urban Space: Locals and Migrants in Toxteth’

This exhibition by Zana Vathi is about the physical environment and everyday life in Toxteth. It aims to enhance our understanding of the way urban dwellers, both locals and migrants,experience belongingness to urban space, and the effect that aesthetics have on this dynamic.  The exhibition as a whole celebrates the particularity of Toxteth as a locality, its key features in terms of human-spatial relations, and some of its distinct landmarks. The exhibition will be in The Black-E, Liverpool.
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28th June 2016
‘Concepts of a Good Society: The Response of Civil Society to Food Poverty’

What makes a Good Society? In conversation with Adrian Curtis, Foodbank Network Director at the Trussell Trust, Professor John Diamond and Dr Katy Goldstraw from Edge Hill University will present interim findings on the response of civil society to poverty and inequality in the UK through the lens of food aid. Hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty, this event takes place in the House of Commons, London.
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13th June 2016
‘Centre for Children, Young People and Social Change’

This public seminar has been organised by the Children, Young People and Social Change Research Centre, and is supported by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice.
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9th June 2016
‘Meeting of Minds – What might a Good Society look like?’

For information: this focus group will be attended by invited individuals and the aim will be to gather academic and practitioner considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done. The event centres around reinforcing the need for collaborative action between local state, civil society and business.
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8th June 2016
‘Levelling the playing fields in PAR: The intricacies of power, privilege and participation in a community school project’
PROF LESLEY WOOD (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa) and DR MARY McATEER (Edge Hill University).  This research seminar is organised by the Faculty of Eduction, and supported by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice.
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23rd May 2016
‘Meeting of Minds – What might a Good Society look like?’
For information: this focus group will be attended by invited individuals and the aim will be to gather academic and practitioner considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done. The event centres around reinforcing the need for collaborative action between local state, civil society and business.
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19th May 2016
‘Meeting of Minds – What might a Good Society look like?’
For information: this focus group will be attended by invited individuals and the aim will be to gather academic and practitioner considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done. The event centres around reinforcing the need for collaborative action between local state, civil society and business.
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10th May 2016
‘Meeting of Minds – What might a Good Society look like?’
For information: this focus group will be attended by invited individuals and the aim will be to gather academic and practitioner considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done. The event centres around reinforcing the need for collaborative action between local state, civil society and business.
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4th May 2016
FILM SCREENING: ‘The Divide’

The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%.  By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.  The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.  The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus as part of Living Wage West Lancashire – addressing poverty and inequality locally.
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29th April 2016
WORKSHOP: ‘Working Across Boundaries: Learning the Lessons and Risks’

PROF JOHN DIAMOND (Edge Hill University)
Prof Diamond, Director of the I4P Research Institute, will reflect on his experiences in setting up a cross University initiative and the lessons learnt and why he remains as enthusiastic as ever for working in these different spaces.
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14th April 2016
‘If integration is the answer, what was the question? What next for health and social care partnerships’

PROF JON GLASBY (University of Birmingham)
This lecture reviews the recent policy context (including both opportunities and challenges) surrounding integrated care and explores the underlying evidence base around ‘what works in partnership working’. 
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12th April 2016
‘Meeting of Minds – What might a Good Society look like?’

For information: this focus group will be attended by invited individuals and the aim will be to gather academic and practitioner considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done. The event centres around reinforcing the need for collaborative action between local state, civil society and business.
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1st April 2016
‘International Conference: Municipal Involvement in Supporting Volunteerism’

The main target of the conference was to emphasize and to discuss how the expanding of volunteering initiatives could influence better services within municipalities.  This event was organised by Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union and the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF).  Guest speakers included Prof John Diamond, Director of the I4P research institute.
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23rd March 2016
‘Exhibition Launch: Portraits of British Muslims’

Zahir Rafiq, an artist from South Yorkshire, joins us to talk about his work. He specialises in contemporary Islamic art where he fuses traditional Islam motifs with western artistic styles. With this approach he sought to express not only a new way of looking at Islamic art, but also his own identity as someone being brought up as a Muslim in Britain. The launch event will take place in the Creative Edge at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.  The Exhibition run from Monday 14th March to Friday 1st April 2016.
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22nd March 2016
‘Researching public Leadership and Innovation: Examining theoretical assumptions and methodological challenges’
PROF JOYCE LIDDLE (Aix Marseille University)

This public lecture is organised by the Business School, and supported by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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21st March 2016
‘Looking for the front door: Three examples of brokerage solutions for community-university partnerships’

Universities are complex organisations that have no clearly-recognisable ‘front door’ for the community, making it difficult for VCS organisations to access relevant university-based resources and expertise on their own terms.  This event will showcase three examples of community-university partnership brokerage that have been successful elsewhere.  This event is run in collaboration with the GMCVO Research Network and will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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14th March to 20th May 2016
EXHIBITION: ‘Portraits of British Muslims’

Zahir Rafiq, an artist from South Yorkshire, specialises in contemporary Islamic art where he fuses traditional Islam motifs with western artistic styles. With this approach he sought to express not only a new way of looking at Islamic art, but also his own identity as someone being brought up as a Muslim in Britain. The exhibition is in the Creative Edge at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
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7th March 2016
‘Round table Discussion: Mental Health and Education’

For information: A joint event coordinated by the Faculty of Education, Department of Sport and Physical Activity and Institution for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University. We will be bringing together an invited group of practitioners, professionals and University-based staff who have direct experience of working with growing numbers of young people with mental illness, to explore the potential for creating a network which supports practitioners and those based in the University, so that we can develop, design and review services informed by the needs of the key constituencies.
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1st March 2016
‘Economic Inequality: A messy social problem’
DR NAT O’CONNOR (Ulster University)

This talk tells the story of rising economic inequality and the threat this poses to our economic stability and social cohesion. The presentation will demystify some of the economic jargon involved and will invite the audience to consider possible solutions to economic inequality.
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22nd February 2016
‘Universities and Communities: Together, Tethered or Torn’
PROF THOMAS A. BRYER (University of Central Florida)

I4P is pleased to welcome Prof Thomas A. Bryer to Edge Hill University.  Prof Bryer is highly published and conducts extensive research in the areas of public participation and collaboration across segments of society, including government, nonprofit, private, faith-based, and voluntary sectors.  Prof Bryer will introduce the idea of the integrated university from his book Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community.
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16th February 2016
‘Disruptive change: a social good or a waste of people’s lives?’

PROF CAROLYN KAGAN (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Professor of Community Social Psychology at MMU, Carolyn will reflect on some of the themes running through her work as a community social psychologist since the mid-1970’s, largely from a University base, but always in partnership and collaboration with those most affected by the wider social forces and policy changes.
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10th February 2016
‘Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers’
EMY ONUORA and PETER HOOTON in Conversation

I4P welcomes Emy Onuora to discuss his new book, ‘Pitch Black: The Story of Black British footballers’ with Peter Hooton, writer and vocalist of Liverpool-based group The Farm. We are delighted to be hosting a discussion of the social and sporting issues raised in this book.
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9th February 2016
I4P 3rd ANNUAL LECTURE: ‘Inequality: the Enemy Between Us’

PROF KATE PICKETT (University of York)
The Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P) third Annual Lecture will be given by Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Comparing life expectancy, mental health, levels of violence, teenage birth rates, drug abuse, child wellbeing, obesity rates, levels of trust, the educational performance of school children, or the strength of community life among rich countries, it is clear that societies which tend to do well on one of these measures tend to do well on all of them, and the ones which do badly, do badly on all of them. What accounts for the difference?
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20th January 2016 @7PM
FILM SCREENING AND Q&A:
‘Suffragette’
As part of the ‘The Time is Now’ national campaign ICE and I4P have arranged for a screening of the film, ‘Suffragette’ at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus. An intense drama that tracks the story of the early feminist movement as working women fought for the right to vote. Turning to violence as the only route to change they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality.
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20th January 2016 @3PM
FILM SCREENING AND Q&A:
‘He Named Me Malala’
ICE and I4P have arranged for the ‘The Time is Now‘ national campaign to visit Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus for a screening of the documentary, ‘He Named Me Malala’.  Malala is a young girl with a strong voice. Standing up for women’s education rights in her home country of Pakistan made her a target for the Taliban in 2012. At the age of 14, the Taliban attempted to assassinate her and she was shot in the face on her way home from school. A shocking true story with a positive message.
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2015

16th December 2015’The European Court of Human Rights: What lies ahead?’
JUDGE PAULO PINTO DE ALBUQUERQUE

Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque will discuss the major problems and challenges faced by the European Court of Human Rights, in the light of the recent dialogue between the Court and the supreme courts of Member States of the Council of Europe as well as other international courts and quasi-judicial bodies. This public lecture is organised by the Department of Law & Criminology, supported by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice.
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10th December 2015
‘The Recent Politics of the Police: Re-Professionalisation and Regulation’

PROF SIMON HOLDAWAY (University of Sheffield)
Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Sociology at the University of Sheffield and part-time Professor of Criminology, Nottingham Trent University, Simon explores the significant changes which have been introduced to create new and to strengthen established organisations charged with the regulation of the police in England and Wales.
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2nd December 2015
‘Meeting of Minds: What might a Good Society look like?’

For information: A joint event coordinated by I4P, CLES and the Webb Memorial Trust, this meeting of minds will be attended by an invited group to give consideration to what is required of a good society and how sectors collaborate to tackle poverty, inequality and respond to public service reform.
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27th November 2015
SYMPOSIUM: ‘Breaking Into the Temples of Culture: Exploring Arts, Health and Wellbeing Initiatives in the Community’

Following on from the first I4P symposium on arts, health and wellbeing in November 2014, this event will build on some of the elements which emerged from the presentations and plenary discussion at the first event. It will explore the different ways in which what Gary O. Larson called ‘the temples of culture’ in American Canvas (1997: 59) seek to engage with the community, and develop a more participatory involvement with the arts. The event will take place at TATE Liverpool.
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26th November 2015
‘Migration and Integration – Perception v Reality’

ROBERT McCREA & DR JONATHAN BARNES
Robert McCrea, Migrant Help CEO, and Dr Jonathan Barnes,Visiting Senior Research Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University and Education Specialist at Migrant Help, will be speaking about the role arts and culture (might) play in helping migrants integrate into communities. The event will take place at TATE Liverpool.
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17th September 2015
‘Celebrating Success with Rochdale Community Champions’

Rochdale Community Champion Volunteers celebrate success with Edge Hill University today; receiving certificates and sharing their research.  This event is organized as part of the RCC I4P partnership and will be held at Rochdale Town Hall.
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15th July 2015
‘UK Governance Towards 2020’ 

DUNACN McTAVISH
Professor in Public Policy and Management at the Glasgow School for Business and Society and a non executive director of the Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service.
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10th July 2015
‘Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship & the Politics of a Common Life Registration’
PROF LUKE BRETHERTON

Professor of Theological Ethics and Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.  Citizens UK in association with Edge Hill University and I4P.
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21st May 2015
ARVAC Annual Lecture: ‘Organising for a Change’ with Keynote Neil Jameson, Executive Director of Citizens UK

The Association for Research with the Voluntary Sector (ARVAC), a membership organisation established in 1978, acts as a resource for people interested in research in or on community organisations.
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19th May 2015
‘Reducing In-Work Poverty – The Living Wage Campaign in the UK’

I4P will host an event looking at the issue of in-work poverty, the benefits of a Living Wage and how the Living Wage campaign can be supported and promoted in West Lancashire and across the North West region.
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14th May 2015
‘Electocracy with Accountabilities? England and Wales’ novel public governance model of Police and Crime Commissioners’
JOHN RAINE Professor of Management in Criminal Justice, Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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2th May 2015
CONFERENCE: ‘TIME, TIME, TIME? Volunteering in a challenging environment’

The event is aimed at researchers, academics, new researchers and practitioners in voluntary organisations or foundations interested in the UK voluntary sector.  We also welcome policy makers engaged in the voluntary sector.  This event is run in collaboration with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and will be held at Armstrong House in Manchester.
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30th April 2015
‘Community/University Partnerships – Learning from Practice’
Sharing examples of practice and reflecting on lessons for practitioners and academics. This event is run in collaboration with the GMCVO Research Network and will be held at Birley Building in Manchester.
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25th March 2015
I4P SEMINAR: ‘Older Care Home Residents & Sexuality/Intimacy’  

Older people’s understanding of sexuality: lessons from an ESRC funded research project and its implications for social and public policy.
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4th February 2015 @6PM
I4P 2nd ANNUAL LECTURE: ‘It ain’t what you know, it’s who knows it: User involvement and the secret of knowledge.’
PETER BERESFORD OBE (Brunel University London)
This lecture explores how public policy can be transformed through public, patient and user involvement and engagement, particularly the inclusion of people’s own lived experiences and the collective action that follows from that. 
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4th February 2015 @2PM
I4P ANNUAL LISTENING EVENT

Welfare, health and social services: Working with Uncertainty and Change – What Do We Need?
This is a free event open to those involved in or interested in public participation in welfare, health and social services and in the changes being introduced through contracting and commissioning.
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2014

16th December 2014
‘Crossing boundaries and disrupting binaries: teacher professional learning in and out of the workplace.’
OLWEN MCNAMARA
Head of the School of Education at the University of Manchester
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2nd December 2014
‘Understanding Forced Marriage’

KHATIDJA CHANTLER
Reader at the School of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire
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26th November 2014
ARTS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING SYMPOSIUM: ‘Breaking Out of the Temples of Culture: Exploring Arts, Health and Wellbeing Initiatives in the Community.’
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19th November 2014
‘Can participative research emerge from “non-participative” settings? Negotiating community connections and collaborations in health research.’
FIONA POLAND
Professor of Social Research Methodology at the University of East Anglia
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8th October 2014
‘Relational Expertise – the key to successful inter-professional working’  
ANNE EDWARDS
Professor of Educational Studies and Director of Research at the University of Oxford
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1st October 2014
‘Higher Education 2025: Familiar landscape or another country’
PETER SCOTT
Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education
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23rd September 2014
‘The Regeneration of East Manchester since 2010: Decline or Survival?’
BRENDAN EVANS & GEORGINA BLAKELEY
Dr Georgina Blakeley is a Senior Lecturer at the Open University and previously was a Principal Lecturer in Politics and Head of Division at the University of Huddersfield.  Professor Brendan Evans was Head of politics, Dean of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield and is now an Emeritus Professor.   This paper explores current and likely future trends and asks the fundamental questions of whether a sports-driven regeneration strategy can be effective and can the entire regeneration initiative survive?
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8th July 2014
‘Singing for Wellbeing and Health’
STEPHEN CLIFT
Professor of Health Education in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Stephen Clift will speak at Edge Hill UniversitY and discuss the findings of his recent research into arts and health and the potential value of group singing for wellbeing.
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7th July 2014
‘Celebrating Success with Rochdale Community Champions’
Rochdale Community Champion Volunteers celebrate success with Edge Hill University today. This event is organized as part of the RCC I4P partnership and will be held at Rochdale Town Hall.
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4th June 2014
‘Changing Geography of the Public Sector’
JONATHAN CRIBB
In February this year the IFS published their substantial report on the Public Sector Workforce and we are delighted to be able to welcome one of its authors, research economist Jonathan Cribb, to discuss the report at our I4P seminar series. This event will look at the report and provide the opportunity to ask what the impact of changes and developments in the public sector will have across health, social work and education, especially for universities.
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15th May 2014
‘Reporting Back and Anticipating the Next Steps’  
After the successful launch of the institute, we are inviting you to join us on May 15th to continue the discussion and to look at ways in which we might work together. As part of the afternoon’s programme colleagues involved in the Everton in the Community initiative will outline their approach to working together and discuss the key benefits associated with such a co-operative model of working.

1st April 2014
Screening of The Stuart Hall Project
As a tribute to cultural theorist Stuart Hall, Edge Hill University will be screening ‘The Stuart Hall Project’ the recent, highly acclaimed documentary about his life and his cultural and political passions.
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4th February 2014
I4P 1ST ANNUAL LECTURE: ‘Transforming Society: inequality, sustainability and the quality of life’
RICHARD WILKINSON
Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. His books and papers have drawn attention to the tendency for societies with bigger income differences between rich and poor to have a higher prevalence of a wide range of health and social problems.

Richard’s work on fairness has led to a national initiative through the setting up of Fairness Commissions in many local authorities and their work has been acknowledged by the All Parliamentary Group on Anti- Poverty.
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4th February 2014
Institute Launch 
On Tuesday 4 February 2014 we will be embarking on a listening exercise so that we can identify the key issues and areas of potential co-operation between the University and those working in the number of strategically important areas which are themselves undergoing change. We want to develop joint areas of enquiry, reflection and policy development which we will report back on at our autumn meeting in September 2014

The schedule for the launch event is as follows:

2.30pm Registration and welcome address
3.00pm Table top discussions
4.00pm Plenary
4.30pm Buffet and networking

If you would like to book your place at the launch event, please email your details to I4P@edgehill.ac.uk

In addition to the afternoon schedule we will be hosting an evening networking event which will feature a lecture from Professor Richard Wilkinson.


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