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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11 October - 12 December 2018

"Sewn Boats: People, Technologies and Materials of the Indian Ocean"

Sewn watercraft were predominant in the Indian Ocean until the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th century. The sewn-plank ships that sailed the Indian Ocean in the pre-modern Islamic period (622-1500 CE) were agents of trade, religion, and culture. They connected the Indian Ocean and the littoral Islamic world, carrying people, goods, and ideas back and forth from East Africa to China. Full details
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22 October 201813:00

Lesson Study Network

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23 October 201816:00

Education Theory Reading Network

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23 October 201818:30

The Judges Are Coming! Careers in the judiciary

An insight into modern-day legal careers, from getting started to judicial roles A seminar from 2 full-time judges and former Exeter graduates Chaired by Judge Mark Sutherland Williams LLB (Exon), Resident Judge, Hatton CrossTribunal Hearing Court With Judge Elizabeth Grant LLB (Exon), Hatton Cross Tribunal Hearing Court. Full details
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23 October 201818:30

Magic for Smiles : "Magic : An Illustrated Talk with Demonstrations"

Humanitarian magician Jamie Balfour Paul (stage name Jamie Jibberish) launched the self-funded, independent initiative Magic for Smiles in Lebanon in early 2016, following a 30-year career working for major charities in the Arab world and East Africa.. Full details
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24 October 201813:00

Cake for Comments series: Dr Liam Weeks (Lecturer in Politics, University College Cork), 'Parliaments without parties’.

Draft Consolidator Grant to the Irish Research Council. Full details
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24 October 201817:15

Dr Samer Dajani (The Muslim College, London) presents "Ibn 'Arabi and Islamic Reform in the 18th and 19th Centuries"

Dr Samer Dajani studies the different methodologies of the Sunni schools of jurisprudence, as well as broader theories on legal diversity and the nature of the Shari'a. His PhD focused on the links between the legal thought of four major Sufi figures from the 3rd/9th centuries until the 19th century, as well as the influence of their ideas on later revivalist movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. He received his BA in Arab & Islamic Civilizations from the American University in Cairo, followed by an MA and PhD in the field of Islamic Studies from SOAS, University of London. He is the author of 'Reassurance for the Seeker: A Biography and Translation of Salih al-Ja 'fari's al Fawa'id al-Ja 'fariyya, a Commentary on Forty Prophetic Traditions' (Fons Vitae, 2013) and his upcoming works include 'The Sufis and the Law: Ibn 'Arabi's School of Mercy' (to be published). Dr Samer Dajani previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Muslim Centre and is currently a lecturer at The Muslim College, London. Full details
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29 October 201815:30

"Inductive risk in framework shifts: the case of cultural evolution", Azita Chellappoo (University of Cambridge)

Egenis seminar series. Non-epistemic values have been long-acknowledged to play a significant role in scientific inquiry: for example, in problem selection, and directing the use of scientific knowledge. Douglas (2000) provides a widely-applied account of another avenue for non-epistemic values to play a legitimate role: inductive risk. Inductive risk refers to the risk involved with the acceptance or rejection of a hypothesis: in the decision whether to accept a given hypothesis or not, there is always the risk of either accepting a false hypothesis (a Type 1 error, or ‘false positive’) or rejecting a true hypothesis (a Type 2 error, or ‘false negative’). When these errors have non-epistemic consequences, non-epistemic values will influence the ‘rule of acceptance’ (the level of evidence or statistical significance required to accept the hypothesis). Full details
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30 October 201812:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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5 November 201815:30

SPA Speaker Series: Professor Susie Scott (University of Sussex) and Professor John Scott

Professor Susie Scott (Sussex): Narratives of nothing: storying the unlived life : Abstract: Social identities are shaped not only by what we do in life, but also by what we do not do, have or become. Experiences of absence, invisibility, silence and emptiness play an important role in the stories we tell of our personal lives, evoking feelings of regret, nostalgia, loss or relief. Analysing the narrative accounts of 25 participants, I explore the meanings of negative symbolic objects (no-things and no-bodies) that have a haunting presence in biographical memory. Lost opportunities, missing people, roads not taken and unspoken truths are produced through social action: either acts of commission (doing nothing) or acts of omission (non-doing). When reflecting upon these experiences, I argue that we perform reverse identity work, constructing alternate visions of the self as a negative mirror image. ________________________________ And: Professor John Scott: The absence of social theory in Britain: a Historical misunderstanding. Abstract: The paper will look at the claim that there was no significant body of social theory in Britain before the work of Giddens. It will argue that here were, in fact, a number of powerful theoretical traditions and classical statements that have now been largely forgotten, despite their continuing relevance. Full details
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6 November 201815:00

CRPL Research Tea (Daniele Carrieri: Care under pressure)

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7 November 201810:30

Please come, sit and share my view

Communities in general, and rural communities in particular, punctuate their lives with events that bring people together and celebrate aspects of culture. Rural communities in the United Kingdom (UK) are no exception and there is a heavily populated calendar of rural events, celebrating touchstones such as farming, hunting and horses. Thus there are numerous agricultural shows, game fairs, and horse events such as gymkhanas and horse shows. Research with regard to events such as these has been limited. There is a feeling amongst many people in the rural community that the UK is increasingly dominated by urban, as opposed to rural, concerns and that this cultural influence is changing the nature of many rural events. This paper aims to explore and articulate some of these concerns. In order to do this an autoethnographic approach has been adopted as a method, utilising logocentrism as an ontological lens. I grew up immersed in the culture and traditions of rural England. I was taken hunting and was attending horse and agricultural shows before I could walk. As a young man I worked on farms and helped organise and run rural events. As such I view(ed) the world from a perspective that reflects my cultural upbringing. I find it difficult living in an urban dominated ‘society’ where I consider rural events are increasingly urbanised to a point where the life, past and present, of the countryside becomes a sideshow. This commodification of rural life in the UK is something that has local and also global relevance, though there are ways that event organisers can address some of these concerns. Dr. Sean Beer is a Senior Lecturer in Agriculture at the Faculty of Management, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University.. Full details
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7 November 201812:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 November 201813:00

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Brieg POWELL – Multiplicity of the Social and Temporal: How Multiplicity, IR, and Historical Sociology Can Help Each Other.

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7 November 201813:00

Data Analysis with Python for Social Scientists

Building upon the basic introduction offered to Python in workshop 1, this workshop will cover exploratory data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and visualising data in Python. It will also provide an introduction to the major Python packages used in data analysis; including NumPy, Pandas, and Seaborn. Full details
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7 November 201814:00

Cross-Border Litigation in England and Wales: New Data - Brexit Implications – Preliminary Research Findings

Professor Mihail Danov Cross-Border Litigation in England and Wales: New Data - Brexit Implications – Preliminary Research Findings Abstract: The presentation of the relevant preliminary research findings is made within the framework of a pilot study financed by the UoE Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law. The purpose of this pilot study is to measure the expected initial impact of Brexit on parties’ strategies which will in turn have a bearing on the litigants’ access to legal remedies (as well as on settlement dynamics) in cross-border disputes. The newly generated data will enable us to consider the correlation between a possible change in the legal landscape and the parties’ alternative strategies as well as to analyse the relationship between the litigants’ tactics and private parties’ access to justice in cross-border cases before the English and Welsh courts. The pilot study involves also Professor Paul Beaumont and Dr Jayne Holliday from the University of Aberdeen. Subject to the AHRC funding, we are hoping to organise a series of workshops at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies – Queen Mary University of London. Full details
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7 November 201817:00

Penryn Campus: Is Teaching for Me?

Thinking about a career in Education? Don’t miss our 'Is teaching for me?' panel discussion. Our panel will discuss their teaching careers, what it's like to be a teacher, and give you their tips on how you can follow a similar path. Currently our list of panelists are: James Hitchens – Penryn Primary Academy Martin Dewberry- Treviglas Community College. Full details
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7 November 201817:15

Professor Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS) presents "'Between the Rainbow and the ISIS Flag': Feminist Dilemmas and Complexities"

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8 November 201818:00

Penryn campus: Politics and IR Careers Speed Networking

Come along to our Speed Networking evening and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Politics and IR degrees! This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Politics and IR Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics or IR degree into a successful career. There will be a drinks and nibbles reception afterwards, where you will have chance to speak with all the Alumni. Full details
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8 November 201818:30

Careers with a Sociology degree

Come along to our discussion panel where we have four alumni working in a variety of sectors who have used their Sociology degrees to have successful careers. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about the career options open to you, to network with a number of prestigious Sociology alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. We have a fantastic group of alumni attending the evening! The full list of guests are: Adam Bundy (Financial Accountant, UK Ministry of Defence), Sociology Lauren Redfern (Volunteer Coordinator- Trafficking, The Children's Society & PhD Candidate, Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine U. of London), Sociology and Anthropology Lily Megson (Public Relations Consultant, Lily Megson Public Relations and Lobbying), Politics and Sociology Esther Craddock-Taylor (Senior Capability Lead- Promotions, Dunnhumby), Sociology and Philosophy. Full details
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9 November 201811:00

CELS research seminar: Guest speaker - Dr Christine Riefa, Brunel University

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12 November 201815:30

"Creativity as Strategy", Dr Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Against most philosophers who are interested in creativity, I think there is good reason to want an account of creativity that doesn’t tie it to agents or individuals. First, the arguments for tying creativity to agenthood are based on unstable, historically contingent intuitions which are a bad basis for analysis. Second, if creativity is importantly linked to knowledge-production, and knowledge-production is best thought of as a population-level phenomena, then we should develop ways of understanding creativity at the population-level. Third, some arguments for human exceptionalism turn on our capacity to be creative, and I suspect our ability to articulate and critique such positions are marred if we cannot get a non-anthropocentric grip on creativity in the first place: decoupling creativity from agenthood is one way of doing this. In light of this, I present an account of creativity which is non-agential and non-purposeful but, I think, both deserves to be named creativity and sheds light on arguments for human exceptionalism. Full details
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13 November 201812:30

Meet the Barrister: Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

A talk from Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC about his career, with a Q&A session about becoming a barrister and life as a barrister. Jonathan is a specialist in corporate crime. Full details
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14 November 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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14 November 201815:30

A Reliable Means for Capturing Egonets: Notes on the design and use of Network Canvas

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14 November 201817:15

Professor Ozan Karaman (CNRS, Paris) presents "Urban redevelopment in Istanbul: contestations and negotiations"

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16 November 201817:30

"Women Voices in Kurdish Poetry" by Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative

This event is a rare opportunity for the Anglophone audience to discover Kurdish poetry in translation. Members of the Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative will read their original translations of 20th and 21st century Kurdish poetesses and poets and discuss the place of women issues and the emergence of women voices in this extremely rich yet little known poetry. Works read will include poems by Hemin Mukriyanî, Abdulla Goran, Trîfa Doskî, and Tîroj. The Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative was launched in May 2018 following a translation workshop supported by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Centre for Kurdish Studies. It gathers St Andrews and Exeter scholars in Kurdish and Arabic Literatures, Creative Writing, and Translation Studies. This event is part of the Exeter Literary Festival. More information about the festival is available here: http://exelitfest.com/kurdish%20poetry.html. Full details
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19 November 201815:30

"Squandered value? How to overcome the challenges of joining up government data for statistics and research", Ed Humpherson & Catherine Bromley (UK Statistics Authority)

To speak to people involved in linking Government datasets is to enter a world that at times seems so ludicrous as to be Kafkaesque. Stories abound of Departments putting up arcane barriers to sharing their data with other parts of Government; and of researchers waiting so long to get access to data that their funding runs out before they can start work. Full details
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21 November 201813:00

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Elena GADJANOVA – Pride, patronage, or policies? Mechanisms behind the politicization of ethnicity in the context of competitive elections in Africa

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21 November 201813:00

Cake for Comments series: Dr Matthias Dilling (University of Oxford), Parties under pressure: Organization, Factionalism, and Adaptability of Western European Christian Democracy

Parties under pressure: Organization, Factionalism, and Adaptability of Western European Christian Democracy. Full details
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21 November 201814:00

Insurance Law Reform—Process, Principles and Pragmatism

Mr Peter Tyldesley Insurance Law Reform—Process, Principles and Pragmatism. Full details
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21 November 201817:15

Dr Katherine E Brown (University of Birmingham) presents "Gender and the Apocalypse in Daesh"

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23 November 201814:30

Exeter Law School - Lady Hale Guest Lecture 'Life of a Lady Law Lord'

Exeter Law School Guest Lecture with Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE: 'Life of a Lady Law Lord' PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to University of Exeter students ONLY. We apologies for any disappointment this may cause. Biography: Brenda Marjorie Hale, Lady Hale of Richmond took up appointment as President of The Supreme Court in September 2017, succeeding Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. This following her appointment as Deputy President from June 2013. In October 2009 she became the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. In January 2004, Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. After graduating from Cambridge in 1966, she taught law at Manchester University from 1966 to 1984, also qualifying as a barrister and practising for a while at the Manchester Bar. She specialised in Family and Social Welfare law, was founding editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and authored a pioneering case book on ‘The Family, Law and Society’. In 1984 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission, a statutory body which promotes the reform of the law. Important legislation resulting from the work of her team at the Commission includes the Children Act 1989, the Family Law Act 1996, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She also began sitting as an assistant recorder. In 1994 she became a High Court judge, the first to have made her career as an academic and public servant rather than a practising barrister. In 1999 she was the second woman to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, before becoming the first woman Law Lord. She retains her links with the academic world as Visitor of Girton College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Kings College London. She previously served as Chancellor of the University of Bristol. A home maker as well as a judge, she thoroughly enjoyed helping the artists and architects create a new home for The Supreme Court. Full details
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26 November 201815:30

"Fragile cultures and unruly matters: the role of microbial lives in collaborative knowledge practices in synthetic biology", Dr Sally Atkinson & Prof Susan Molyneux-Hodgson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this paper we describe the pluralistic and mutable roles attributed to and enacted by microbes in the process of microbial engineering for bioproduction. Examining the tension between live cultures as bio-objects and bio-actants, we discuss how such roles reveal and shape scientific practice and emerging knowledge in an industry-academic synthetic biology collaboration.. Full details
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27 November 201813:00

GSE Lecture Series - Introduction to Research in the Centre for Social Mobility

A series of seven lightening talks showcasing the research in the Centre for Social Mobility. Full details
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28 November 201814:00

Impact Assessment: The Recipe for a Better Law of Contract?

Dr Isabelle Rueda Impact Assessment: The Recipe for a Better Law of Contract?. Full details
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28 November 201817:15

Professor Rasheed El-Enany (Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter) presents "Representations of Death in Naguib Mahfouz"

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3 December 201814:00

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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3 December 201815:30

SPA Seminar series: Dr Andrew Edgar (Cardiff University)

SPA Seminar series: Dr Andrew Edgar (Cardiff University). Title TBC. Full details
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3 December 201816:45

More Fun or More Phonics? The Power of Story and Games in Integrated Group Reading: a targeted teaching intervention for Year 2 and 3 pupils who are delayed in reading

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4 December 201815:00

CRPL Research Tea (Jackie Bagnall: Building resilience strategies in to the development of professionals)

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5 December 201813:00

Sentiment Analysis/Career as a Data Scientist

ASI Data Science utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in conjunction with large and small data sets in order to provide businesses with a competitive advantage. In this workshop, members of the company will provide an in-depth understanding of sentiment analysis, and how it can identify and categorise opinions from text data in order to understand the attitude of the individual(s) that wrote a piece of text. Full details
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5 December 201814:00

Departmental Research Seminar: Professor Marlies Glasius, University of Amsterdam. Title tbc.

Details of Professor Glasius' ressearch interests and work can be found here: http://www.uva.nl/profiel/g/l/m.e.glasius/m.e.glasius.html. Full details
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5 December 201814:00

Cybersecurity in Relation to the Expropriation of Natural Resources: Insurance and Environmental Law Perspectives

Dr Kyriaki Noussia Cybersecurity in Relation to the Expropriation of Natural Resources: Insurance and Environmental Law Perspectives. Full details
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5 December 201817:15

Dr Carlos Cabrera-Tejedor (Oxford University) presents "The Seville Islamic Harbor"

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10 December 201815:30

"Linnaeus in Lapland: Generating Knowledge in Transit" Dr Staffan Müller-Wille & Prof Elena Isayev (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. We present our plans for a collaborative research project that consists of two intertwined elements: a new English on-line edition and translation of Carl Linnaeus's diary of a journey through Lapland undertaken in 1732, and a re-enactment of that journey.. Full details
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12 December 20189:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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12 December 201817:15

Professor Neha Vora (Lafayette College) presents "American Universities, Liberalism and Transnational Qatar"

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19 December 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Nicole Bolleyer, Professor of Comparative Politics, “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”

Discussion of Professor Bolleyer's ERC Consolidator Grant Proposal “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”. Full details
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9 January 201913:00

Introduction to R for Social Scientists

This workshop is aimed at those who have no experience of R, and will provide a solid introduction to using it for data analysis by covering how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, and data frames. Full details
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14 January 201915:30

Dr Sam Wilkinson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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16 January 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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18 January 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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21 January 201915:30

"The Art of Moving in Biology", Janina Wellmann (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

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23 January 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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23 January 201914:00

Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?

Dr Matthew Cole Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?. Full details
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25 January 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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5 February 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Wasyl Cajkler (University of Leicester)

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6 February 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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6 February 201913:00

Cake for Comments series: Thomann, E. Deruelle, T. and O. James

Ethnic and racial bias in frontline implementation: a systematic review of possible interventions. Full details
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11 February 201915:30

Dr Chiara Ambrosio (University College London)

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15 February 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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20 February 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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25 February 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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25 February 201915:30

Dr David Santillo (University of Exeter)

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1 March 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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6 March 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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11 March 201915:30

Dr Achim Rosemann (University of Exeter)

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12 March 201913:00

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University)

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15 March 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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20 March 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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22 March 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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25 March 201915:30

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (University of Exeter)

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24 April 201911:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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1 May 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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7 May 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Elizabeth de Freitas (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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10 May 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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15 May 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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23 May 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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24 May 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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5 June 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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11 June 201913:00

Lecture by Professor Neil Humphrey (University of Manchester) Are the kids alright? Examining the intersection between education and mental health

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12 June 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 July 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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3 July 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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10 July 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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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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