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Events

Guest lectures, Open Days and much more

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Heritage Open Days 2019

21 September 2019,

Discover the people behind Leeds Beckett University’s historic campus and origins as a university. From the monks and landowners who developed Beckett Park at the heart of the Headingley community over 400 years, to the civic leaders who established our education provision in Leeds in 1824.

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Blind Jack of Knaresborough: A Yorkshire man of vision

22 September 2019, 12:00 - 12:45 James Graham Building, Headingley Campus

An exploration of the life and achievements of John Metcalf, a pioneer of the 18th century responsible for transforming the North's road infrastructure. This talk is part of Leeds Beckett University's Heritage Open Days.

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Inside Out - Jean Pascal Flavien

2 October 2019, 13:00 to 15:00 Lecture Theatre A, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Sculpture and artist Jean-Pascal Flavien will be talking about his practice which focuses on architecture and domestic objects.

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Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

2 October 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 Acre Room - James Graham Building

Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

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Inside Out - Paul Stephens

9 October 2019, 13:00 to 15:00 Lecture Theatre A, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

'Absence of clutter: Minimal Writing as Art and Literature' - This slide-lecture will explore works of text art and visual poetry whose semantic content is generally shorter than a sentence.

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'Chasing the Sporting Dream' Looking for universal solutions in identifying and developing healthy & high performing athletes

9 October 2019, 18:00 - 19:00                       (Arrival from 17:30) James Graham Building, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett Univrsity

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Kevin Till will explore the contributing factors to individuals achieving sporting success and why potentially millions of others don't.

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Fish, Chips and Jerk Sauce: The Growth of British Caribbean Carnival

10 October 2019, 17:00-18:30 Broadcasting Place (BPA) 303, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus

As part of a series of events recognising Black History Month, Tola Dabiri will examine how over the past fifty years, Caribbean Carnival has become an established annual event in towns and cities across Britain.

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From Turbulence to Recovery: My Mental Health Journey

10 October 2019, 14:30 - 15:30 WHG01, City Campus

The School of Health & Community Studies is marking World Mental Health Day with a free talk from someone with a very powerful and honest tale of their descent into and subsequent recovery from mental ill health.

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Healthcare Hackathon

11 October 2019, 15:00 Mentors and free refreshments will be available 24/7 in the Leslie Silver library

Get involved with innovation in medical technologies and shape the health service of the future, gain experience of multi-disciplinary team working and connect with senior professionals from health and tech across the Leeds City region.

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Bloody Brilliant Women

15 October 2019, 09:00-10:00 (arrival from 08:45) Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds

Leeds Business School is excited to open their 2019/20 guest lecture series with Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman.

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Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments: Dystopia and Women’s Writing

16 October 2019, 12:30 - 13:30 Albert Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The first event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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Inside Out - Nick Montfort, MIT

16 October 2019, 13:00 - 15:00 Lecture Theatre A, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

‘Infinite Verse in Theory and Practice’ - Nick Montfort will be considering the role and place of the concept of the 'infinite' within verbal art.

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Annual Race Lecture 2019 - Amatey Doku

16 October 2019, 18:00 - 19:00 Leeds Beckett University, Rose Bowl, Level 4, Lecture Theatre B, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB

"The Black Attainment Gap: Viewing the student experience through a race lens"

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Anansi and Brer Rabbit: The Trans-Atlantic Trickster in Black Histories

17 October 2019, 17:00-18:30 Broadcasting Place (BPA) 303, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus

As part of a series of events to recognise Black History Month, this talk offers a unique insight into the cultural significance of the Brer Rabbit and Anansi trickster figures, tracing them from their African roots, examining their role on the plantations as resistance figures and exploring their profound influence on contemporary culture.

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Inside Out - Anat Ben David

23 October 2019, 13:00 - 15:00 Lecture Theatre A, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Anat Ben-David is an artist-musician who will discuss the creative process and the relationship between the artist and the tools they use.

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Dispatches from 1842: George Thompson, Moses Grandy and the Sociology of Knowledge

23 October 2019, 16:00-17:30 Broadcasting Place (BPA) G10, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus

This Black History Month Research Seminar will be presented by Christy Hyman, a PhD student at Huskers University in the USA.

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An Imperial Education: African Students in Victorian Britain

24 October 2019, 17:00-18:30 Broadcasting Place (BPA) 303, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus

As part of a series of events to recognise Black History Month, this talk will consider the experiences of Africans and people of African descent who travelled to and resided in Britain for educational purposes in the nineteenth century.

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Inside Out - Professor Anna Abraham

30 October 2019, 13:00 - 15:00 Lecture Theatre A, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Anna Abraham is the author of The Neuroscience of Creativity (Cambridge University Press) and is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University. She will be talking about the the relationship between cognition and creativity.

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Emily Hobhouse's Peace Activism: War Without Glamour Exhibition

4 November 2019, Leslie Silver Building, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3ES

The War Without Glamour exhibition is part of a project being undertaken by Dr Dampier from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities together with academics from the University of Huddersfield and University of the Free State.

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Set in Stone? The Politics of Curating the Life of Emily Hobhouse in Contemporary South Africa

6 November 2019, 12:30 - 13:30 Cohen Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The second event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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Sky Betting and Gaming A Yorkshire business focused on safer gambling

13 November 2019, 18:00 - 19:00 Rose Bowl, Lecture Theatre C

Ben Wright, Head of Safer Gambling at Sky Betting and Gaming, is the latest speaker in the Leeds Business School guest lecture series.

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Student Sustainability Conference

19 November 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3HB

The Student Sustainability Conference is one day event run by the Sustainability Team for our students, to either present your work or attend as a delegate.

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Working together to tackle serious violent crime

21 November 2019, 18:00 - 19:00 Woodhouse Lecture Theatre 2, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS1 3ES

Join Leeds Law School as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire shares his experience around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. He will highlight the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

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In Conversation with Professor Ruth Robbins about Epitaph for the Ash

4 December 2019, 12:30 - 13:30 Leodis Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The third event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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Eating Disorders for Dietitians

28 January 2020, TBC Wool Room, Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, LS1 2HA

The 4 day course has been designed to reflect the healthcare and educational needs of dietitians working within the field of eating disorders.

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Queer Beyond London: Culture, Place and Home in Four English Cities since the 1960s

5 February 2020, 12:30 - 13:30 Grimshaw Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The fourth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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The UK’s evolving FinTech Ecosystem by Julian Wells

11 February 2020, 18:00-19:00 City Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Experienced financial service and FinTech consultant Julian Wells, is the latest high-profile speaker in the Leeds Business School guest lecture.

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The King's Dinner and the Nation's Appetite

4 March 2020, 12:30 - 13:30 Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The fifth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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Before Grenfell Tower: Fatal Fires and Community Resilience in Post-War Britain

6 May 2020, 12:30 - 13:30 Albert Room, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD

The sixth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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