Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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19 October - 22 December 201718:00

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden. Full details
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8 January 201815:30

Francois Ribac (Université de Bourgogne) “Performing Arts and Music in the Anthropocene Era: issues and perspectives”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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10 January 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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10 January 201812:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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15 January 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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16 January 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

The discursive: how talk influences writing. Bryan Smith will circulate some advance reading on the idea of how talk shapes writing for discussion in this meeting.. Full details
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16 January 201811:30

CRPR-LEEP Seminar: Stakeholders' perspectives on species management, prioritising actions to preserve our biodiversity

Hernan Caceres is a Veterinarian and PhD candidate from Chile. He is in his last year of PhD in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at The University of Queensland. His research focus is on species management on island ecosystems. Full details
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16 January 201812:30

SEND visiting speaker seminar - Achievement in the Classroom: Towards a Better Understanding of Academically ‘Typical’ and ‘At-risk’ (ADHD) Students

This is the first of two seminars which Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales) has kindly agreed to present on his visit to Exeter in January 2018.. Full details
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16 January 201817:00

Seminar by Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales) Growth Approaches to Academic Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement

Too many assessment systems represent a zero-sum game in which some students’ success comes at the expense of other students’ success. Under a growth framework, however, all students have access to a sense of achievement and efficacy; although they may not outperform peers, they can outperform their own previous efforts.. Full details
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17 January 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alison Harcourt, Professor of Politics

State Steer and IPR Policy in Standard Developing Organisations. Full details
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17 January 201815:00

Rosemary Auchmuty, ‘Why does feminist legal biography matter?’

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18 January 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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19 January 201813:30

Journalism Workshop: Getting a story on air with Simon Vigar (5 News)

Join Exeter alum Simon Vigar (Royal Correspondent for 5 News) for a workshop focusing on delivering a news story, analysing different scenarios and practical ways of dealing with them. There will also be time for a Q&A with Simon about careers in broadcast journalism. Full details
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24 January 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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24 January 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Duncan Russel, Associate Professor of Environmental Politics

The Idea of Valuing Nature in Policy Making: Reflections on 10 Years of Research. Full details
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30 January 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Conducting a Systematic Review. This session will be led by the Medical School, and will outline ways of undertaking a systematic literature review. Full details
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30 January 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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1 February 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

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2 February 201812:30

Interpreting for the British Red Cross

Dr. Orieb Masadeh-Tate is a Lecturer at the University of Salford, Manchester and works as a volunteer Interpreter (English to Arabic) for the British Red Cross. Dr. Orieb will be running a workshop focusing on everything you need to know about a career as an Interpreter, and will be able to answer questions about the University of Manchester's MA Translation and Interpreting Studies programme. Full details
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5 February 201815:30

Liz Irvine (Cardiff University) “Interaction, Minds and Meaning in Pragmatics”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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6 February 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

What is quality in research publications? In this session we will discuss articles and their possible REF grading, alongside a general consideration of a trajectory of quality in research publications.. Full details
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6 February 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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6 February 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea: Relating models of expertise to academics’ professional learning

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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6 February 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) Text World Theory and teacher-oriented grammatics: Facilitating creativity, reading and writing in the classroom

Stylistics has both over time and more recently underpinned much work that has gone on in EFL teaching, work in English departments in higher education, and creative and professional writing programmes. However, its potential influence as a valuable pedagogical tool for secondary age students (11-18) has yet to be fully explored. This paper therefore argues for a stylistics-informed pedagogy in the secondary phase drawing on Halliday’s notion of ‘grammatics’ as a way of using knowledge about language ‘to think with’. Specifically, I argue that Text World Theory offers an example of what I term ‘teacher-oriented grammatics’ and provides a cognitively-informed updating of existing reader-responses theories which have traditionally been seen as highly attractive by teachers.. Full details
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7 February 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Sandra Kröger, Senior Lecturer in Politics

The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum - Diminished by Leaders' Lies?. Full details
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12 February 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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14 February 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society

Agriculture and the Environment in Uncertain Times: Competing Positions in the Brexit Debate. Full details
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15 February 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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20 February 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Quasi experimental methods. In this session, Dongbo Zhang will lead an overview and discussion of quasi-experimental research designs.. Full details
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21 February 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter, and Emily Rainsford, Newcastle University

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Designing interventions to enhance political inclusion in marginalised groups’. Full details
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21 February 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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27 February 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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27 February 201817:00

Seminar by Emeritus Professor Ian Menter (University of Oxford) Teacher education and government: a tale of two countries

The relationships between politics and teacher education have become increasingly close over recent decades in many contexts around the world, often causing significant challenges as well as some opportunities. Full details
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1 March 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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5 March 201815:30

Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex) “Madness, present and pervasive: Laingian social pathology and the spectre of organicism”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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6 March 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral session: variety in qualitative data collection methods. This workshop will look at alternatives to very familiar qualitative data collection processes, such as interviews, and consider how richer data might be secured if different methods are used.. Full details
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6 March 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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6 March 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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7 March 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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7 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Matt Lobley, Professor in Rural Resource Management

“Farmers are hefted onto land and we don't transplant very easily”: The challenge of retirement in the agricultural sector. Full details
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8 March 201813:30

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network meeting

This network brings together researchers with an interest in the areas of religion, spirituality and education and provides a lively and supportive space in which to share ideas and beliefs and to compare them with those from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds; and to explore new syntheses and emerging understandings within the network and the wider society. Full details
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12 March 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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13 March 201813:00

Seminar by Professor Dongbo Zhang (University of Exeter) Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Reading Development

In this talk, I will discuss development of reading abilities from cross-linguistic perspectives. Print represents spoken language, which is a universal principle that holds across languages; yet how specifically different linguistic units are encoded in print vary from language to language. The similarities and variations in language-to-print mapping relationships suggest universal as well as language/script-specific processes in early reading development. Full details
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14 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics. New Frontiers in Public Administration: The Behavioural Perspective

This paper reviews the state of the art in the application of behavioural insights to public administration. The paper asks what a behavioural perspective on public administration is, what, if anything, is 'new' about the approach, and where it is heading. Importantly, the paper considers what a behavioual perspective misses and whether/ how it can be integrated with other theoretical frameworks to help address important questions in public administration. Full details
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15 March 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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20 March 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Reading-writing connections. Dongbo Zhang will talk through some of his ideas for a new research grant looking at vocabulary in reading and writing.. Full details
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21 March 2018

External speaker: Catharine Macmillan

Title tbc. Full details
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21 March 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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21 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James, Professor of Politics

The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Full details
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27 March 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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19 April 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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24 April 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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25 April 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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30 April 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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1 May 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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1 May 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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3 May 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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8 May 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Understanding Writing through Corpus Linguistic Methods. Phil Durrant will outline preliminary findings from the Growth in Grammar project.. Full details
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8 May 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Joanne Pearce (University College London) From Anthroposophy to non-confessional preparation for spirituality?

It has been suggested common schools might be able to learn from spiritual education in Steiner schools. This assumes practice in Steiner schools is compatible with the aims of spiritual education in common schools. I question this by considering whether the former is confessional, as the latter should not be. I explain how my concern about the potentially confessional nature of Steiner spiritual education arose. I then argue for a nuanced understanding of confessional education, distinguishing between ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ confessional education, as well as between confessional education as intentional and as defined by outcome. I argue that spiritual education in common schools should prepare pupils for spirituality, without being confessional. I consider whether Steiner schools are confessional by drawing upon findings from research conducted at six Steiner schools. Full details
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9 May 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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17 May 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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21 May 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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22 May 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Criticality in reading and writing. Feedback that writing needs to be more critical is very widespread in academic writing: this workshop will explore what it means to be critical.. Full details
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23 May 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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29 May 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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5 June 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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5 June 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 1. This is the first of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
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5 June 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective.. Full details
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5 June 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester) Deepening Engagement in Mathematical Learning: A question of ‘identity’?

This seminar will focus on the concept of identity and its value for exploring both engagement in learning and alienation from formal schooling. I will draw on work from across our research projects which have looked at students’ relationships with mathematics in a variety of contexts, including post 16 A-level mathematics, mathematically demanding programmes at university and more recently in early primary school (aged 5-6 years old). I will argue that identity provides a useful way to understand how our experiences ‘in practice’ become crystallised (through reflection) into statements about who we are as a person – for example, ‘I did this well’ may become ‘maths makes sense to me’ and eventually ‘I am gifted at maths’. Our work in this area has considered how students’ mathematical identities are mediated by practices which are classed, gendered etc. Therefore, in this seminar, I will argue that researching ‘identity’ is not merely a matter of addressing the STEM agenda by increasing engagement (and participation) in mathematically related subjects, but rather it can provide a lens through which to study the function mathematics plays in re-producing broader social inequalities in education.. Full details
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7 June 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Paper to be confirmed. Full details
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18 June 201817:00

Seminar by Phil Durrant and Mark Brenchley (University of Exeter) Understanding development in children's writing through corpus research

Further details to follow. Full details
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19 June 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 2. This is the second of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
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21 June 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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25 June 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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26 June 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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27 June 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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3 July 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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3 July 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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5 July 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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18 July 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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31 July 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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