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.

8th Mar 2021 16:00

Webinar: In Conversation with rugby pioneer Gill Burns MBE

To mark International Women’s Day and the 150th anniversary of rugby union, join Women’s Rugby World Cup winner and trailblazer for the sport, Gill Burns MBE, for an empowering talk where she shares her ethos on why you should never let gender stand in the way of your dreams.
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8th Mar 2021 17:00

Webinar: Inspiring Innovation in Women’s Social Enterprise

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 with a talk from local social entrepreneur Paula Gamester. Paula has long been a role model for women in social enterprise and her own CIC, Connector Media, has provided support and confidence building to many. Paula will speak about the journey that brought her to social entrepreneurialism and will share the insights she has developed along the way.
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10th Mar 2021 10:00

Conference: Education for Sustainability at Edge Hill University

This collaborative online conference will provide an opportunity to bring together a wide range of Edge Hill University colleagues, including academics and students, with members of local community organisations to develop a sustainable and reciprocal educational approach. A reciprocal approach ensures that there are mutual benefits for the achievement of SDGs.  Organised by SustainNET and sponsored by the Institute for Social Responsibility at Edge Hill University, this online conference will be facilitated by Liverpool World Centre, a SustainNET partner.
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17th Mar 2021 18:00

Webinar: Young People and the Pandemic: Doing Socially Distanced Social Responsibility

Overcoming digital divides, building social connections and acting in a socially responsible way in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t an easy task. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty, excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  This webinar series will discuss how or indeed if we can do socially distanced social responsibility.  In the second of our ISR Series on Socially Distanced Social Responsibility we will be focussing on the pandemic experiences of young people, asking how young people and youth work can be socially distanced, and sharing examples of enacting online and ‘covid-safe’  social responsibility with young people.

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22nd Mar 2021 10:00

Conference: 1989-1991: The Birth Of Contemporary Europe?

Undergraduate History Conference
All are most welcome! This conference marking the 30th anniversary of 1989-1991: The Birth Of Contemporary Europe?, postponed from March last year, will now be going ahead on Monday 22 March as an online event, with contributions from students, colleagues, external speakers and historical witnesses.  The conference includes a range of perspectives and insights on this dynamic period of European history; some of the content is pre-recorded and to be viewed in advance for discussion on the day, the rest of the content is live. With MANY thanks to all the contributors, from our Edge Hill community and beyond.
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23rd Mar 2021 12:00

Webinar: Sustainability through the Lens of Development Education and Global Learning

Dr Andrea Bullivant
Sponsored by ISR and organised by SustainNET, this webinar looks at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 which emphasises the role of education in promoting human rights, gender equality and peace, alongside and interconnected with sustainable development. Drawing on her experience in the field of Development Education and Global Learning, Dr Andrea Bullivant will share alternative lenses or frameworks for engaging with sustainability and related challenges; argue for the contribution of Development and Global Learning in bringing holistic and critical perspectives to sustainability; and provide insight into the landscape of organisations and movements working to reorientate education towards SDG 4.7.
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24th Mar 2021 18:30

EdgeTalks – Covid-19: A Year On?

In Spring 2020, the Institute for Social Responsibility asked the Edge Hill University research community to submit articles on a range of issues detailing how the pandemic has affected their field. They responded with a range and depth of posts so vast that it now stands as an historic document charting our immediate response to the pandemic. We now invite you to join us to mark the anniversary of lockdown on Wednesday 24th March 2021, where 5 of our original bloggers will give their take on one of the overarching themes of the blog. Using their original blog as a launchpad, they will look back and look forward, to assess the impact of the pandemic and what might happen next. This event takes the form of an ‘Edge Talk’, with no more than 10 minutes per speaker/blogger.
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14th Apr 2021 15:00

Book launch:
Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life

This event brings together scholarly and practitioner audiences from Edge Hill University and beyond to discuss the importance of young people’s voices to policy, practice, and research, facilitating commentary and debate about the significance accorded to children’s everyday experiences and storytelling. It is of significance therefore to non-academic and academic audiences working with children and youth and those who are interested in sociology, social work, social care, teaching, youth work and other professions.
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15th Apr 2021 12:00

Webinar: Life in the Canopy – Sustainable Forest Management and Conservation

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Sponsored by ISR and organised by SustainNET, in this talk Dr Anne Oxbrough and Dr Sven Batke will talk about forest canopies being one of the most biodiverse habitats on our planet. We will examine the global importance of forest canopies, their diversity and sustainable conservation management and advances in access that allowed us to push the boundaries of scientific investigations. We will be discussing state of the art research and draw from personal experience studying forest canopies in Ireland, the UK and Central America.
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18th May 2021 18:30

Film Screening: The Atom: A Love Affair

Dr Philippa Holloway & Vicki Lesley
The Atom: a Love Affair is a sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions. The film is an ambitious international feature documentary spanning more than 7 decades and 5 different countries, exploring the West’s rollercoaster love-hate relationship with nuclear power since the end of World War 2. It’s a dramatic tale of belief, betrayal, intrigue and hope, told by the scientists, engineers, politicians and campaigners who experienced it first-hand. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the film maker, Vicki Lesley, and author and nuclear psychogeographer, Dr Philippa Holloway.
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Victims of Terrorism and State Responses

The Law and Criminology Department at Edge Hill University, alongside the Institute for Social Responsibility and in partnership with The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation have collaborated to present an interdisciplinary-based conference looking at how the criminal justice system accommodates and assists the victims of terrorism. The event is sponsored by The Modern Law Review Seminar Fund. More information to follow.


Evidence Network for Renting – Inaugural Conference:

‘Renting in 2020 and Beyond: Development of a Shared Research and Policy Agenda’
We are sadly announcing the postponement of our inaugural conference until early 2021 (new dates to be confirmed). Covid-19 has affected everyone, and to ensure the safety of attendees and speakers, we feel that it is best to postpone until we have more certainty over safety. Postponed to 2021

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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