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Future of public parks, policy, practice and research conference

When: July 13, 2017 all-day
Where: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

This one-day national conference draws together innovative thinking and learning from policy, practice and research on ways to maximise the value of parks as public assets in the twenty-first century. It will create opportunities for dialogue, learning and exploration of[…] Read more »

Automation, employment and inequality

When: July 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Shine, Harehills Rd, Leeds LS8 5HS, UK

This participatory workshop will discuss the impact of innovation and automation on employment and inequality on local communities. The event, which has been organised by the Young Foundation and the Science Policy Research Unit, will consider what impact automation is[…] Read more »

Democratic renewal in civil society: Rethinking the local

When: June 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

How can we democratise local communities? This seminar explores some imaginative approaches to local communities and ways of organising that are contributing towards the revitalisation and renewal of democracy in civil society. These innovative experiments have been an effort to[…] Read more »

LSSI Workshop – Researching Lives through Time: Qualitative Approaches

When: June 15, 2017 @ 9:45 am – June 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Liberty Building, Moorland Rd, Leeds, UK

Professor Bren Neale, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds will lead this two day methodology course which will provide a detailed introduction to Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) research methods. The course will establish the significance and value of dynamic[…] Read more »

Public perceptions of inequality in changing times: Implications for politics and society

When: June 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: School of Sociology and Social Policy, Social Sciences Building, Room 12.21/25, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

In recent years, there have been marked changes in the ordering of inequalities and social difference. Despite this, there is continued ambivalence in what the general public think about inequality and public policy responses to it. To temper inequalities of[…] Read more »

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