Events

Lucie Middlemiss, Carolyn Snell, Emily Morrison, Yekaterina Chzhen, Tania Carregha, Samanthi Theminimulle, Anne Owen, Gill Main, Kelli Kennedy The climate crisis looms large behind the cost of living crisis, as a further threat to the wellbeing and good health of humanity. The policy area addressing the climate crisis in the UK, ‘Net Zero’, will impact…

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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!
We are surrounded more and more today by numbers, graphs, data and other quantitative information. Do we have the skills to make sense of all this? This event will highlight the benefits of a new applied post-16 mathematics qualification, Core Maths, to individual students and to society more broadly. By presenting the sort of context-rich…
We are surrounded more and more today by numbers, graphs, data and other quantitative information. Do we have the skills to make sense of all this? This event will highlight the benefits of a new applied post-16 mathematics qualification, Core Maths, to individual students and to society more broadly. By presenting the sort of context-rich…
The role that rapidly increasing food prices or food shortages may play in the onset of social unrest and political change has intrigued observers for many years. This has attracted renewed interest in recent years with sharp rises in prices in many societies occurring at the same time as significant levels of instability, protest and…
Turbo Typing is a free online game, where players type sentences as quickly and accurately as possible. After typing a short series of sentences, they will be shown metrics on their performance (such as words per minute, percentage error, and their fastest time between key presses). These metrics will be presented visually, within the performance…
Registration is now open to Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers from across the Social Sciences for this power hour training session. The session aims to help researchers clearly communicate their existing research to private sector stakeholders; and identify ways to approach and make connections with these stakeholders, as well as create potential collaborations….