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, and the User and Community Engagement in Service Reform.  Find out more about ISR 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.

October 2021

Black History Month at Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is committed to diversity, inclusivity and fostering a sense of belonging where all of its community are valued – principles that are being spotlighted during Black History Month. Co-organised by ISR, this year’s Black History Month events, workshops, exhibitions and resources aim to enhance awareness, champion equality, diversity and inclusion, highlight support and to celebrate Black joy and achievements.
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21st Oct 2021 18:15

BHM Event: Film Screening of Wilmington on Fire and Q&A with Director, Chris Everett

Organised by the International Centre on Racism and sponsored by ISR, we are hosting a screening of a new and deeply impactful film about Black History. Wilmington on Fire is directed by African American director Chris Everett and documents events that took place in the U.S. in 1898 when a white mob attacked the black-governed city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with the director Chris via video link.
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27th Oct 2021 12:00

BHM Workshop: Learning, Living and Working Better Together

For Information: A follow-up workshop hosted by Dr Joy Gana-Inatimi to share the findings about the lived experiences of Black and minority students and staff. The purpose of the workshop is to have solution focused discussions about how we as individuals and as a community can work collaboratively to address the issues raised by the narrative of our lived experiences.
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27th Oct 2021 18:00

What Makes a Good Arts Venue?

Mary Cloake, CEO Bluecoat Liverpool
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. This latest session welcomes Mary Cloake, CEO of The Bluecoat Liverpool, who will ask ‘What Makes a Good Arts Venue?’
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1st – 5th Nov 2021

Sustainability Festival

Organised by the SustainNET research group and sponsored by ISR, this will be a huge event for the University involving students, staff and the local community. The festival will be organised around five specific day themes, namely: Move it Monday (transport), Together Tuesday (community), World Wednesday (nature), Thrifty Thursday (reduce, recycle, reuse), and Footprint Friday (impact). Across these days we will be running a range of activities including poetry performances, talks, a film, tours of the campus, food stalls, live music and much, much more, all centring around the theme of sustainability.
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10th Nov 2021 13:00


The Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS) invites you to join them at the inaugural session of its seminar series for Autumn 2021. Supported by the Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) this seminar will be a special event with two internationally renowned experts speaking to topics that align with the CPSS Mission Statement of contributing to enhanced safeguarding knowledge and practice to promote and protect the welfare of children and adults in sport.
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25th Nov 2021 18:00

What makes for a Good Flourishing Society?

Eri Mountbatten-O’Malley, Bath Spa University
This online 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. This latest session welcomes Eri Mountbatten-O’Malley, Senior lecturer in Education policy at Bath Spa University, who will ask ‘What makes for a Flourishing Society?’
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1st Dec 2021 18:00

BHM Event: Repopulating and Decolonising Historiography is not Political Correctness – it is History

Dr Onyeka Nubia (FRHistS), The University of Nottingham
ISR is delighted to be welcoming Dr Onyeka Nubia, a pioneering and internationally recognised historian, writer and presenter who is reinventing our perceptions of the Renaissance, British history, Black Studies and intersectionalism. In this lecture, looking at topics of repopulating the curriculum, decolonisation, critical race theory, institutional racism, and privilege, we will ask the question ‘What is an inclusive pedagogy?’.
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8th Dec 2021 16:00

BHM Event: ‘Almost Liverpool 8’ – Film Screening and Q&A

A documentary love letter to Toxteth. 50-years ago renowned photographer Don McCullin took a series of photographs around Liverpool 8. Inspired by these images, we go on a historical and social exploration of L8 over the last half century. Sponsored by ISR this event is hosted by Dr Elke Weissman, Reader in Television and Film at Edge Hill University, who will be joined in conversation by Christie Allanson, editor of Almost Liverpool 8. Christie is an alumni of the BA (Hons) Film and Television course at Edge Hill University.
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2021 18:00

What Does a Good Non-executive Director on a Public-Sector Board Look Like Today?

Dr Joy Tweed, University of Westminster
Over the past couple of decades, the expectations and requirements for a non-executive director (NED) in the public sector have changed. There’s been shifts in terminology from lay members to NEDs and differing expectations of whether the role is one of representing the views of local people/service users or the contribution of particular business skills to good corporate governance. Is ‘lived experience’ or local knowledge valued or are business skills from the private sector preferred? In this seminar Joy will draw on her experience and research to consider what a ‘good’ NED and ‘good governance’ might look like as we move into a new era of integrated care systems.
This event has been postponed to later in the year, date TBC.

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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