Events

A seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) developed a seminar series to help build richer connections between the academic and policy worlds. The seminar series: Linking Leeds, has now moved online and provides an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists…
Linking Leeds has expanded to include the Department for Transport (DfT). The Linking Leeds webinars aim to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds by inviting Social Scientists from Leeds and members of the government department to engage in dialogue around key research questions of mutual interest. If you are an academic…
This talk will consider what future resilient cities might look like and how resilience can be built into future transport system design. In order to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Department for Transport (DfT) have jointly…

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How can we act to ensure a green and fair recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic? Join the discussion and share your voice This online event will explore how we can respond to the disruption created by the pandemic and move towards a greener and more equitable society. It will go beyond our understanding of what…
Professor Gerard McCormack presents: Major changes to UK’s corporate restructuring and insolvency laws and implications for pension schemes In this presentation, Gerard will introduce major changes to the UK’s corporate restructuring and insolvency laws in the long and short-term and highlight the impact of this on the position of defined benefit pension schemes and the…
This session will use a Sociological gaze and attempt to understand the 2 contemporary Political and Social Activist Movements.Founded in 2015, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is a Black-led organization that supports Black led movements across the globe. However, sections of the White American community (and beyond) felt that the Black Lives Matter…
Join Professor Paul Routledge from the School of Geography at the University of Leeds to find out more about Radical Geography. Through looking at an approach to Geography motivated by social, economic and environmental justice, develop an understanding of injustice and protest and why and where they happen.
What makes people happy at work? Why are some workers more satisfied with their jobs than others? What factors influence job satisfaction and can the way work is organised be changed to improve it? In this interactive online workshop, students will seek to answer these questions through: Group discussions of what factors influence job satisfaction,…
In this public lecture, Hetan Shah – Chief Executive of the British Academy – will provide his reflections on the importance and contribution of the social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, to contemporary policy and public debate, particularly in light of COVID-19. This talk will further develop the ideas that Hetan Shah…
A interactive case study of activism, and protest, looking at the political uprising in Egypt in 2011.
When is it justifiable to riot? What happens when peaceful protest fails? Can vandalism, sabotage or militant protest ever be considered “good things?” This session combines law and philosophy to discuss civil disobedience, uncivil disobedience, and violent protest, inviting students to debate these difficult conflicts between law and morality.
Has your area has declared a climate emergency? How ready is it to deliver climate action? Through the ESRC Place Based Climate Action Network (PCAN), we have developed the Climate Action Readiness Assessment (CARA) framework. So far in Leeds we’ve applied the framework to housing, commercial buildings, the public sector and transport. Together, these make…
What is activism and why do we become activists? Join this interactive session created by our colleagues from Yorkshire Life Aquatics to discover what you are passionate about and ways in which you can make a difference!