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Conference: Approaches to Inequalities

The programme for the forthcoming Approaches to Inequalities conference to be held on the 22nd June at the University of Northampton is now available.

Following the last hugely successful Approaches to Inequalities conference, once again there are some excellent keynote speakers and papers lined up, as well as a panel discussion relating to equality in the criminal justice system.  There is also have a reception following the conference which is hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor to highlight the excellent work undertaken by the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Information about the conference can also be found here:


Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.

Transfer Seminar – Sediment and Mitigation Actions for the River Rother

River_Rother_at_BodiamJennine Evans will be giving her PhD transfer presentation on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 in Newton 013 at 1 pm until at 2 pm. The Project is jointly funded by the South Downs National Park and the University of Northampton and supported by the Arun and Rother Rivers Trust. Read the rest of this entry

Transfer seminar – exploring the lived experiences of tattooed women

Charlotte Dann Images of Research 2014-15You are invited to PhD student Charlotte Dann’s transfer seminar on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 9am in Cottesbrooke C119 on Park Campus.  Charlotte is based in the Psychology division in the School of Social Sciences and her PhD explores the lived experiences of tattooed women.

Please come along, all welcome.

Catching the Living Naming the Dead: DNA in Forensic Science – Thursday 26th November 2015

Mark JoblingYou are invited to a guest lecture delivered by Professor Mark Jobling on Thursday 26 November at 5.15pm in Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics is passionate about communicating science to the public and has recently spoken out against the business of genetic ancestry. Mark has spent his career working in the area of human evolutionary biology where he focuses on the genetics of the sex chromosomes. This has led him to explore diverse topics such as the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, whether we can confidently predict surnames from Y-DNA forensic profiles (focusing on Viking migrations), the impact of Diasporas on the making of Britain and the possible role of Y chromosome gene variants that increase risk for coronary artery disease. Read the rest of this entry

PhD Transfer Seminar Invitation: ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’

All are invited to Rafi Sanghro’s research seminar on Friday 1st May, 12-2pm, in Cottesbroke C310, Park Campus. Rafi will present on ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a  historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’.

Transfer seminar – An insight into the Lifeworlds of people with early-stage dementia

You are invited to Diana Schack Thoft’s seminar on Friday 24th April 2015 at 10-11am in Kelmarsh, Room 202, Park Campus. View this poster for more details TransferViva_DianaSchack Toft.

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Negotiating the PhD Journey Workshop

Please open the BPS PES Postgrad workshop flyer to find out more about this workshop in Milton Keynes on Friday 7th November

Workshop: Preparing Bids for Small Grants

Aims of the workshop:

This workshop supports all staff who wish to develop their skills at preparing small bids. However, this event is specifically aimed at staff who wish to apply for the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund (deadline: 22 September).

Day 1: Monday, 8 September, 10.00 to 12.00, Cottesbrooke 303

Day 2: (optional) Monday, 15 September, 9.00 to 12.00 (30-minute, individual consultations) Read the rest of this entry

Professor Edmund White lectures at a special event at UoN on 27th May

EWparis98The School of the Arts invite you to a very special event in the third-term series of English Literature and Creative Writing events at the University of Northampton.

Professor Edmund White will speak on ‘My Life in Creative Writing: from Forgetting Elena (1973) to Inside a Pearl (2014)’ in the Grand Hall, Newton Building on Tuesday 27th May 2014, at 14.30. This event has limited capacity, and is open to the public as well as to all students and other members of the University. You are strongly encouraged to come early, to hear and ask questions of this acclaimed author. Read the rest of this entry