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LSSI Impact Acceleration Account Showcase – 21st February 2018

The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) Impact Acceleration Account Showcase was held on 21st February 2018. The LSSI has supported over 40 impact-related projects through its Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which is funded by the University and aligned to the ESRC IAA. The objective of this event was to provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of the impact that social sciences research focused on and to celebrate the success of impact projects supported through the LSSI IAA. The event hoped to strengthen and build on existing relationships and to facilitate new connections with external partners including businesses, policymakers, practitioners and third sector organisations across the Leeds City Region – notably with regard to the opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Welcome by Professor Lisa Roberts and Introduction by Professor Jeremy Higham.  Presentations by Professor Andy Gouldson and Dr Tom Knowland (Leeds City Council), Dr Hayley Davies, and Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira with Kate Anderson (Petitions Committee, Houses of Parliament).

Panel Discussion chaired by Professor Anthea Hucklesby, featuring Ruth Redfern (West Yorkshire Combined Authority), Paul Hayes (Wakefield Council / Key Cities Group), Professor Andy Brown and Professor Paul Chatterton.

Britain and the EU: Is Britain really a European society?

Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, and Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, contributed to a panel discussion about the UK’s relationship with the EU. Further details about the event, which was held on 13 June 2016, are available here.

Welcome by Professor Paul Routledge and introduction by Professor Adrian Favell

Opening statements by Philip Davies MP and Mary Creagh MP, David Goodhart (The Guardian and former director of Demos), Sophie Duchesne (Director of Research, CNRS, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre), and Professor Ettore Recchi (Sciences Po, Paris).

Panel debate

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