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Post Category: Seminar Series

Below is a list of all posts in the category Seminar Series.

Celebrating World Book Night 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

To coincide with this year’s World Book Night the Lifelong Learning Centre recently threw a book party, in collaboration with the Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies and part-funded by the Canada-UK Foundation. Held at the Arch Café in the centre of Leeds, the event was a great success and was attended by over 20 people who were treated to a variety of activities. The evening was kicked off with a wonderful talk about the inspirational power of reading by Lyn G. Farrell, local author of the award-winning debut novel The Wacky Man. She also...

Categories: Public Engagement, Seminar Series, Widening Participation

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Opening up the campus

Friday, 02 October 2015

As part of the University’s commitment to making itself accessible to the local community, the LLC organises events and runs short courses throughout the year which have few (usually no) academic prerequisites and are affordable (and in many cases free). Our 2015/16 programme of public engagement activity comprises three main strands. Things kicked off in mid-September with the commencement of our 2015/16 Seminar Series, the opening event of which was held at the Oxfam bookshop in Headingley in collaboration with the Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies. More seminars will follow throughout the year and the...

Categories: Public Engagement, Seminar Series, Spring into Summer, Widening Participation

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Farewell and Future Seminar

Friday, 28 February 2014

This post was written by Doug Martin, the former Deputy Programme Manager on the Child and Family Studies programme.
I will shortly be leaving my role here at the Lifelong Learning Centre to move onto a new piece of work. Prior to leaving, I have been involved in organising one of our latest seminar series, taking place on Thursday 13 March. Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence in Leeds: Vulnerability, Risk and New Directions will...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Seminar Series

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Seminars So Far

Friday, 20 December 2013

It has been great to get the 2013/2014 LLC Seminar Series off to a flying start with three very different seminars taking place in late November. All three seminars were fully booked in advance and were attended by a total of 147 delegates – a mixture of current LLC students, other undergraduates, alumni, University staff members, practitioners and members of the public. LLC Arabic and Islamic Studies tutor Dr. Abdul-Basit Shaikh delivered a fascinating talk on The Impact of Islamic Law on Modern Western Society. The lively Q&A...

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Seminar series moves into fourth year

Friday, 18 October 2013

Public engagement activities form an important part of the LLCs provision. Our seminar series is now in its fourth year and has been organised with the aim of increasing knowledge and awareness of current research and thinking in relation to the different programmes delivered by the LLC. Our exciting programme includes a diverse range of topics, each linked to an area of our subject provision. Our latest seminar series includes talks on: a journey through the history of marketing; an evaluation of the impact of Islamic Law in Western Societies; an examination of the...

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