Seminars, Conferences and Inaugural Lectures in The School of Education

September 2015
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International Symposium 'The Acquisition of Performance Practices in Faith Settings'

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The University of Sheffield 11th-12th September Please send abstracts to by 1st July
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Jen Scott Curwood
Literacy Academic, University of Sydney

Seminar: Words on the Screen

Room 7.02, 388 Glossop Road 30th September, 12.30 - 2.00pm

Please email Lindsey Farnsworth if you would like to attend.

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October 2015
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Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Seminar

Research from the Margins

Call for papers

2nd - 4th October

Please email contact Lindsey Farnsworth to book a place

Quantitative Research in Education Conference.

A collaboration with Sheffield Methods Institute and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN)

ICOSS conference room 7th October, 10.30 - 2pm For further details and if you would like to attend please go to the Eventbrite page.
Becoming a professor in neo-liberal academia. Struggling with ambivalences.

Kristiina Brunila, Professor of Equality and Social Justice, University of Helsinki

School of Education, Room 3.02 October 19th, 12.00 - 2.00pm Please email if you would like to attend.
Centre for the study of Literacies Social Event The School of Education, room 7.02 20th October from 3.00pm-5.00pm

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Psychoanalysis and Education Conference INOX, University of Sheffield 22nd - 24th October Register at:
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January 2016

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CSCY Annyal Lecture 2016:

The experiences of child refugees in the UK

By Lisa Doyle/ Head of Advocacy at the Refugee Council

Conference Room, ICOSS 13th January 2016, 4pm

To reserve a place please email:

For more information see the poster

Reconsidering the Postcolonial Debate: Intersecting Postcolonialism, Education and Disability for Genuine Sustainable Development

Tsitsi Chataika, University of Zimbabwe

Visiting researcher, School of Education

A discussion on the debate around postcolonialism. Tsitsi Chataika is a PhD graduate of University of Sheffield and has been conducting disability awareness and mainstreaming workshops.

Room 4.06, Education Building, University of Sheffield, 388 Glossop Road 19th January 2016, 2.00-4.00pm

Focus Sheffield presents

Diane Rogers talking about a brief, informal history and background of the origin of the modern underground comic.

Board Room, ICOSS 28th January 2016, 10.00 -11.00am

To reserve your space please email:

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February 2016
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CSCY Presents: a seminar series on Childhood and Food

Hannah Fairbrother, University of Sheffield

Kristiina Janhonen, University of Helsinki

Caroline Hart, University of Sheffield.

Jason O’Rouke, Head Teacher of Washingborough Academy

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW 4th February, 10.00 am To reserve a place please contact Dawn Lessels:

£5 (includes refreshments and lunch)

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March 2016
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'Preparing for and Delivering a Presentation at an Academic Conference' Webinar Room 6.04
School of Education building,
388 Glossop Road,
S10 2JA

9th March, 12.30 - 2.00pm

Please contact Lindsey Farnsworth ( to book a place.

Visiting scholar/Migration activist Linda Rabben, University of Maryland

Linda is a scholar and activist in the area of migration studies and asylum, and author of Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present and Future of Sanctuary, and the forthcoming Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History

John Carr Library, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, University of Sheffield 19th March, 10.00 -11.30am You can read more about Linda and her work here.

If you would like to attend the event, please register by completing this form.

April 2016
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Launch Event- Servicing Utopia: Social Change through Accessible Design

This event asks what 'utopia in the 21st century' means, in architectural terms, for many different people and communities. The project starts from the position that adequate toilet provision is about the right for all people to access and participate fully in public and civic life.

The Art House, Sheffield 18th April, 12.00 - 4.00pm For further information please visit the project website.

Student Research Conference

The conference is for undergraduate students who would like to find out more about the research process and learn from other students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, about the opportunities and challenges presented when undertaking research as part of your studies.

ICOSS/The Diamond, The University of Sheffield

27th April, 1.00 - 4.00pm

If you would like a ten minute slot to present or to show a poster please contact

You can register for the conference here.

May 2016
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The national network meeting for the ORIM research projects

Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Head of the School of Education

ICOSS, The University of Sheffield

3rd May, 1.00 - 4.00pm

Please book your place by emailing Karen Kitchen,

Annual Gathering of Malta Alumni of The School of Education St Catherine's High School
11 Suffolk Road
PBK 1901
5th May, 6.30-7pm Please email Ms Sue Midolo ( if you are able to attend.

Fourth Research Student Conference (FRSC)

The Octagon Centre, The University of Sheffield

9th May 12.30 - 5.00pm

10th May 9.30am - 5.00pm

For enquiries, please email

CREN Presents: 'Multiple Oppressions in the Curriculum'

We invite students, academics and community organisers to discuss the intersections of misogynoir, able-ism, Islamophobia, Queer-phobia and speciesism in the academy.

The Ron Johnston Room, Department of Geography, The University of Sheffield 13th May, 9.00am - 5.30pm

For more information and to register, visit the CREN website.

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Seminar: 'Play and the Utopian Imagination'

Dr. Johan Siebers in conversation with artist, Steve Pool & Kate Pahl, School of Education

School of Education, Room 8.10 13th May, 10.00 - 11.30am

All welcome.

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Power to the Playful: Eureka! Play Conference 2016

Liz Chesworth and Liz Wood will be presenting at the conference. The conference will explore a range of themes relating to the importance of play for children, adults, families and communities.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax 16th May, 9.30am - 4.00pm For more information, please visit the website.
Research Methods for Exploring Children's Experiences of Museums ICOSS, 219 Portobello Road 27th May, 10am - 4.00pm

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£65 including lunch and refreshements

To book a place, please contact

June 2016
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Research and Development Conference

Workshops will explore a range of topics:

Research Rich Schools Project
Research and data gathering
Modelling R&D
The R&D culture
Exploring R&D in the primary context

Tapton School 9th June, 1.30 - 4.45pm

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Re-storying Vulnerability: a collaborative research project involving young people and educational psychologists School of Education, Room tbc 24 June, 10 am - 3.30 pm For further details about the Restorying Vulnerability project, please email Penny Fogg.

New technologies and early learning: Becoming literate and numerate in the 21st Century

Professor Nicola Yelland, Victoria University, Australia

Centre for the Study of Literacies

Room 7.02, School of Education 24 June, 12.30 - 2pm Download the Seminar poster here.
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July 2016
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Language, Literacy and Identity International Conference The University of Sheffield at The Ridge, S10 3AY 1st - 2nd July

For Further details see the conference Website

Please email contact Sam Fielding:

CSCY masterclass on innovative visual methods for including children & young people in research

Keynote by Glück Workshops, Berlin

12th Floor Arts Tower, The University of Sheffield 4th July

Fee: £65 (students) £120 (employed)

Includes materials, refreshments and lunch.

To book your place contact

School of Education Research Seminar

Dr Rachael Levy and Dr Jenny Preece:
Understanding the Barriers to Shared Reading in Families

Room 7.02, School of Education 5th July, 12.15 Download the seminar poster here.
CSCY 6th International Conference 'The Social, the Biological and the Material Child' Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Sheffield, S7 1NQ 5th - 7th July Please enquire:
Learning by Making- Equity-oriented Research in High School Makerspaces Room 8.07, School of Education 6th July, 12.00 All welcome
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August 2016
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