Department of Social Work and Social Care

Seminars and speakers: current term

ESW Open Research Seminars

The School of Education and Social Work hosts seminars throughout the academic year in term time which are open for anyone to attend. Advance booking is not necessary and entrance is free. Refreshments are always served.

It is sometimes possible to participate in our seminars remotely. Where this service is available, login details will be shown at the bottom of the promo posters. Seminars might also be recorded (with the speakers' permission) for retrospective viewing. When this happens, links to recordings will be shown on this page. See also our Seminars Archive to view recordings of seminars from previous years.


Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Ground floor meeting room, Essex House
Host: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth / Connectors Study
Speaker: Dr Martin Bittner, Researcher, Europa-Universität Flensburg
Title: On Translation: Knowledge Between Intuition and Institution

Date: Wednesday 18 October, 2017
Venue: Room 212, Fulton
Host: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Speaker: Professor Ann Nilsen, University of Bergen 
Title: Young People's Thoughts About the Future: Methods and data from three different studies

Date: Thursday 19 October, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Host: Centre for International Education
Speakers: Professor Saul Becker, Dr Jordan Naidoo (UNESCO) and authors Professor Mairead Dunne, Dr Naureen Durrani, Dr Barbara Crossouard & Dr Kathleen Fincham
Title: Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender

Date: Monday 6 November, 2017
Time: 4.30-6pm
Venue: Room 203, Fulton
Hosts: Centre for International Education / Centre for Teaching and Learning Research
Speaker: Dr Mariam Attia, Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex
Title: Teacher Education in a Context of Occupation and Siege: The Case of Gaza

Date: Tuesday 7 November, 2017
Room 143, Jubilee
Centre for International Education  
Dr Patricia C.Wright, Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE)
Title: Lives at the Foret Edge: Innovating inclusion for sustainability in Madagascar

Date: Thursday 9 November, 2017
Time: 4.30-6pm
Venue: Room 113, Fulton
Hosts: Centre for International Education
Speaker: Felix Padel, Professor of sociology/anthropology in India
Title: What’s Happened - and Happening - with Tribal Identities and ‘Development’ since India’s Independence? Decolonisation, Internal Colonialism and Hopes for Transcendence

Date: Monday 20 November, 2017
Ground Floor Meeting Room, Essex House
Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research
Dr Gemma North (Research Fellow, Sociology) & Esther Ramsay-Jones (Doctoral researcher, Open University and Birkbeck, University of London + Specialist Counsellor/Psychotherapist in palliative care
Title: Learning from Experience: The Highs and Lows of the Psychosocial Research Encounter

Date: Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Venue: Room 107, Fulton
Host: Centre for Teaching and Learning Research
Speakers: Dr Ally Daubney & Duncan Mackrill, Department of Education, University of Sussex
Title: Is Music in the Curriculum Facing Extinction? Mapping music education provision in English secondary schools (2012-16/17)


Date: Monday 5 February, 2018
Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research
Dr Sarah Jane Aiston, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Social Justice, University of Birmingham and Hon. Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
Title: The Silence/ing of Academic Women

Date:  Monday 5 March, 2018
Host: Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research
Speaker: Dr Emily F. Henderson, Assistant Professor, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick
Title: In Two Places at Once: Time, Subjectivity and the Academic Profession - Caring Responsibilities and Conference Participation