ISR Upcoming Events

As part of the remit of the Institute a series of public seminars is organised each year. During the coming year ISR will host a number of events (the majority of which are open to the public) covering such themes as: Health and Well Being; the User and Community Engagement in Service Reform and the Annual ISR Public Lecture.  Who is ISR? Find out more HERE

EHU Staff: If you are having an event that relates to the ISR remit, and would like to explore ISR event support, please visit our wiki page.

Date/Time Event
25 Sep
2019
18:00

What Makes for Good Youth Engagement?

Stuart Dunne, CEO Youthfocus NW
This event is the latest in the series of ISR’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 an Economy Good?’ included contributions from a range of professionals and academics. This latest session will ask ‘What makes for Good Youth Engagement?’ and we’ll be joined by Stuart Dunne, CEO Youthfocus NW.
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27 Sep
2019
14:00

ISR LAUNCH: Afternoon Tea with an MEP

To celebrate the launch of ISR we invite you join us for an afternoon tea and conversation with Jane Brophy North West MEP, where she will discuss her views on social responsibility, including the impact of Brexit on climate change, public health, and what it’s like to be an MEP.
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14 – 27
Oct
2019

Festival of Ideas
‘Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity’

During October 2019 Edge Hill University will host its fourth Festival of Ideas which explores the theme of ‘Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity’ in a stimulating programme of events. The festival will be programmed by Edge Hill University’s three Research Institutes, ISR, ICE and HRI.
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16 Oct
2019
13:15

ISR SEMINAR: Social Innovation, Financialisation and Commodification: a Critique of Social Impact Bonds

Michael Roy, Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University
We welcome Professor Roy who joins us to talk about Social Impact Bonds (SIBs).  Recognised as a novel financing mechanism for public services, there is seemingly no end to the enthusiasm for SIBs from governments all across the world, despite a surprising lack of evidence on their effectiveness.
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21 Oct
2019
12:30

Festival of Ideas – ISR Event
‘Brown Babies’: the stories of children born to black GIs and white women in the Second World War’ 

As part of this year’s Festival of Ideas, ISR is delighted to be welcoming author Lucy Bland.  Lucy introduces her book which recounts a little-known history of the estimated 2,000 babies born to black GIs and white British women in the second world war.
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21 Oct
2019
17:00

Festival of Ideas – ISR Event
‘Edge Talks’

Edge Hill University’s three Research Institutes will be bringing you our very on take on a series of influential and inspiring talks.
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23 Oct
2019
19:30

Festival of Ideas – ISR Event
‘A Celebration of 60 Years of Trinity Girls Brass Band’

This year marks the 60th anniversary year for the band which is still the only all-female contesting Brass Band in the UK. The concert will feature a wide range of musical genres ranging from a classical overture, traditional brass band marches and band repertoire and well-loved tunes from stage and screen.
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06 Nov
2019
12:00 – 17:00

ISR KE: Sustainability in the Region

This ISR knowledge exchange event will bring together academics from Edge Hill University working on a broad range of sustainability-related subjects with organisations and individuals from our local region involved in sustainability work. It will build Edge Hill University’s existing ‘knowledge exchange’ partnerships in this area and develop new ones.
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14 Nov
2019
18:00

Book Launch: Trophy Hunting, A Psychological Perspective

Geoff Beattie introduces his new book which explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for sport.  Geoff is joined in conversation by Will Travers, OBE, an internationally-renowned wildlife expert and President of the Born Free Foundation, and Dr Mark Jones, Born Free Foundation Head of Policy.
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20 Nov
2019
13:15

ISR Seminar: ‘Using the Creative Industries for Good: Eco-feminism and Ethical Living’

ISR welcomes Rachel McClelland, Founder of The Planet Shine.
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27 Nov
2019
13:15

ISR Seminar: Democracy in Social Movements

Dr Daniel King, Nottingham Trent University.
ISR welcomes Daniel King, Professor of Organisation Studies at Nottingham Trent University and Co-Director of the Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice.
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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of the University.  Any under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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