Defining Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe: Open Forum

This is the third event in the research project titled, “Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe (EMPLOYS)”.  The European Commission-funded EMPLOYs Project is gathering information about the employment circumstances of Olympic athletes in European Union countries, Norway, and the United Kingdom, with the aim of sharing evidence-based information, practices, and recommendations to improve good governance practices in athlete relations in Olympic sports.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in Youth Justice

The Department of Law and Criminology at Edge Hill University, in partnership with Cheshire Youth Justice Services, and the Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Chester, would like to invite you to an online event about knowledge exchange and transfer between academia and the Youth Justice sector.

The event is supported by the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) and sponsored by the Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) (Edge Hill University).

The event is online and will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022, 10am-4pm. You can register for this event online today.

International Women’s Day Event

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with inspiring women in practice.

On Tuesday 8th March at 5pm the Law Society are hosting a wine reception with inspiring guest speakers followed by a panel Q&A and a chance for networking.  To book your place please click on this event for booking and further information. Please note this event is open to Edge Hill Students and Staff.

The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Guest Lecture

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 The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Serena Kennedy, will be delivering a special lecture at Edge Hill University. 

Serena Kennedy, Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable, will discuss her fascinating career, which spans almost three decades, and offer her insights and advice on the future of policing. 

Her lecture ‘A personal journey through policing, and the role of prevention in modern day policing’ will take place from 2pm-4pm on Wednesday 16 February and is open to all Edge Hill students and staff. 

Click on this news item for further information and to reserve your free space. 

Order Order! An Audience with Mr Speaker

The department is delighted to announce that the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Sir Lyndsay Hoyle will be visiting us to take part in an ‘In Conversation’ event, discussing aspects of his role and of Parliament.  

An interview with Sir Lyndsay will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience in the Creative Edge lecture theatre on Friday 11th February 2022 from 6pm.

Seminar on Sport and Human Rights

Sport is a global system that generates its own rules and principles, but operates in the context of universal values, such as fair play, right to participate, and solidarity. Amongst these values, the protection of human rights of athletes, sportspeople, workers and fans must be upheld. The “Sport and Human Rights” seminar will highlight the challenges faced by a private system bound to apply public standards.

Police Research Unit Annual Lecture by Professor Philip Stenning

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This is the fifth year of our successful Annual Policing Lecture. This year we are delighted to have Professor Philip Stenning of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3.00 pm in room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. The lecture by Professor Philip Stenning is “From ‘community policing’ to ‘plural policing’ provision: Evolving understandings of ‘policing'”. Philip will be talking about developments in policing from ‘the police’, via ‘private security’, to ‘plural policing provision’, and implications for what ‘policing’ involves, under whose auspices it is being undertaken, and how it can and should be democratically governed and held publicly accountable in the future. The lecture will draw on policing research, policy and practice.

Annual Lecture by Chief Constable Andy Cooke, Merseyside Police

Thursday 6th February 2020, 5:30pm Room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. “Do Policing and Politics Make Happy Bedfellows? Or is ‘Operational Independence’, a Fundamental Principle of British Policing, Being Eroded?” Returning to present his second annual lecture at Edge Hill University, Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM will discuss the relationship between politics and policing. Read the full article to book your free place.

Guest Lecture – The Role of the Sentencing Council

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On Monday 9th December 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am in LP 0.25 (Law & Psychology Lecture Theatre), Tim Holroyde a Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of the Sentencing Council will be speaking to our staff and students on the role of the Sentencing Council.

Guest Lecture by Professor Phil Scraton

Wednesday 6th November, 2:30 pm – 4:00pm, H2 Lecture Theatre, “Regarding the ‘Pain of Others’: Fractured Lives, Dissenting Voices, Recovering Truth”. Drawing on his published in-depth research Phil Scraton explores the profound challenges involved in bearing witness to the ‘pain of others’, foregrounding their social, political and economic rights in the processes of investigation and inquiry. Recounting personal testimonies ‘from below’, revealing institutionalised deceit and pursuing ‘truth recovery’, this talk argues that dissenting voices are the foundation of hope, resistance and transformation. Further, they challenge the assumption that ‘well-being’ is reducible to personal responsibility.