Institute for Social Renewal

Archived Events

  • Mountains and Megastructures

    Date/Time: Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 March 2016

    Venue: The Gallery, Architecture Building

  • Women and Labour Activism in a Transnational Context

    2 day conference, Labour and Society Research Group

    Date/Time: 15th and 16th April 2016

    Venue: Great North Museum

  • Negotiating Recent Reform in Higher Education: the Question of Student Engagement.

    Date/Time: Friday 25 September, 09:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Ethnology and music

    Date/Time: Saturday 31 October, 09:00 - 17:00

    Venue: International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS), Newcastle University

  • Whose land is our land?

    Date/Time: Thursday 1 October, 6pm

    Venue: Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University

  • Postcapitalism: a guide to our future

    Date/Time: 6th October, 2015, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • History with radical intentions

    Date/Time: 14th October 2015, 17:00 - 18:30

    Venue: Room 2.50 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • HEFCE and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Social Innovation Sandpit

    HEFCE and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) are holding a warm-up event to set out plans for an intensive workshop, or 'sandpit', in social innovation to be held in the New Year.

    Date/Time: Friday 23 October 2015, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

    Venue: Central London

  • Building better research relationships between industry and academia

    Event organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum

    Date/Time: Tuesday November 3 2015, 9.00 – 13:00

    Venue: London

  • Refugee Protection and Human Rights

    This event aims at gathering multidisciplinary perspectives on refugee protection under a broader human rights framework and in the context of calls for the reform of inter-State agreements both among EU Member States, as well as between them and third States across the world.

    Date/Time: Thursday, 22nd October 2015, 11:00 - 16:00

    Venue: Newcastle Law School, Conference Room, Newcastle University

  • Fighting slavery and human trafficking: what we can learn from the American abolitionists

    Fighting slavery and human trafficking: what we can learn from the American abolitionists, black history month lecture

    Date/Time: Tuesday 27th October 2015, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • Influencing Policy: What role for academia?

    School of Geography Politics and Sociology, Impact Seminar Series, Dr. Jennifer Medcalf (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 21 October, 13:00-14:30

    Venue: Room G.22, Politics Building, Newcastle University

  • Leaders Network for Social Change event

    This Leadership Enquiry is the next in the series exploring the styles of leadership that are required to bring about social change, and asking ‘what skills, capabilities and support do leaders need?’

    Date/Time: Wednesday 11 November, 16:45

    Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Barrack Road

  • APL Annual Lecture: On Urban Failure

    Professor Ash Amin delivers the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Annual Lecture 2015-2016 on urban failure, part of APL public lecture series

    Date/Time: Thursday 12 November 5.30pm

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University

  • Responding to the Places and Spaces of Contemporary Art

    Join the CSoP's (Cultural Significance of Place Research Group) first event of the academic year, where they will be responding to the places and spaces of contemporary art

    Date/Time: Friday 13 November 2015, 12.30-17:00

    Venue: Exhibition Area, 4th Floor Claremont Tower, Newcastle University

  • Sounding Off: An Investigation of Visible Street Homelessness in Newcastle

    Date/Time: Friday 13 November, 09:30

    Venue: Newcastle Central Station

  • Participatory Research in Arts and Heritage

    Date/Time: Monday 16th November 2015, 15:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Kenworthy Room, St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3LR

  • New Voices: Social Renewal

    Date/Time: Thursday 5 November 2015, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Making the Land Known

    Professor Julie Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University on Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and the literature of perambulation.

    Date/Time: 26 November 2015, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • (r)agency?

    NCLA Event, (r)agency, a multidisciplinary creative and critical project on the theme of anger

    Date/Time: Thursday 3 December 2015, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Armstrong Building, Room 2.09, Newcastle University

  • Folded Ocean: The Maldives

    Newcastle SAPL public lecture by Professor Lindsay Bremner

    Date/Time: Thursday 3 December, 17:30

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University

  • Improving the quality of life of disadvantaged young people

    Date/Time: 9 December 2015

    Venue: Brussels European Parliament

  • Mutton dressed as Lamb

    British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Patron’s Lecture Amanda Vickery, Professor in Early Modern History, Queen Mary University

    Date/Time: Thursday 19th November 2015, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • Rethinking Food Governance: The Urban Innovations

    School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Seminar

    Date/Time: Thursday 26 November, 13:00

    Venue: LT5 King George VI Building, Newcastle University

  • Slavery in Supply Chains

    A MAROE research seminar from Newcastle University Business School Alexander Trautrims, Nottingham University Business School

    Date/Time: Friday 11 December, 15:00-17:00

    Venue: Room 3.07, 3rd floor, Newcastle University Business School, Barrack Road, Newcastle University

  • Write Around the Toon

    Date/Time: 10 December 2015, 19:15

    Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

  • Unknown: Exploring the artwork of Aaron Guy, Autumn Richardson and Richard Skelton

    Date/Time: Saturday 12 December, 13:00 - 15:30

    Venue: Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University campus

  • Double bill on memories of Allied bombings of Nuremberg 17th December

    School of Modern Languages seminar double bill with Prof Neil Gregor and Dr Beate Müller

    Date/Time: 17 December, 16:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Room 2.20, Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

  • Multiculturalism, education & place

    Free event from Cultural Significance of Place Research Group exploring multiculturalism education

    Date/Time: Wednesday 20th January, 12:30 - 17:00

    Venue: Room 2.09 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • 100 years of conscience

    Event commemorating the passing of the Military Service Act, organised by the Martin Luther King Peace Committee

    Date/Time: Sunday 24th January, 19:00-20:30

    Venue: Heaton Baptist Church

  • North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change

    The Leaders Network for Social Change's first ‘whole network’ event of 2016 will be on 3rd March at 4.45 pm, on the theme of Enterprise and Social Change.

    Date/Time: Thursday 3 March, 16:45

    Venue: Partners Room, Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

  • Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s

    British Academy conference

    Date/Time: 24th, 25th & 26th May 2016

    Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

  • The Future of Learning

    Prof Sugata Mitra lecture from School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences on SOLEs and the future of learning

    Date/Time: Monday 6 June 2016, 19:00 - 20:30

    Venue: The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

  • Social Inclusion in Later Life

    ESRC IAA event about later life and social inclusion

    Date/Time: Thursday 9 June , 12.30-5.00pm

    Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

  • Youth Matters

    Date/Time: 8th June - 9th June, 12:30 - 17:00

    Venue: Percy Building, Newcastle University

  • Addressing the Gap

    NISR workshop discussing ESRC priority of 'housing'

    Date/Time: Friday 17 June, 9:00—13:00

    Venue: Partners Room, Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

  • Fossilisation & Innovation in Law

    Date/Time: 11 - 12 July 2016

    Venue: Research Beehive, Newcastle University

  • Research Agendas Post-Brexit?

    Newcastle University colleagues are invited to join us in a discussion of how Brexit will change research agendas.

    Date/Time: Thursday 4 August 2016, 12:00-14:00 (lunch included)

    Venue: Doctoral Training Suite (5.65), Daysh Building, Newcastle University

  • Setting a course for life chances: a new direction

    This event discusses how researchers can influence policy by considering life chances across the lifecourse.

    Date/Time: Monday 12 September 2016, 14:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Room 2.21, Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

  • Big Draw 2016: Your City, You Design It!

    Event led by Dr Emine Thompson, Northumbria University and National Centre for Children's Books: 7 Stories

    Date/Time: Sunday 9th October, 11.30am – 12.30pm

    Venue: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books Address: Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

  • Big Draw 2016: Planning the Future Workshop

    Event led by Teresa Strachan (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape) and National Centre for Children's Books: 7 Stories

    Date/Time: Sunday 9th October, 2 – 3pm

    Venue: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books Address: Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

  • Big Draw 2016: Big Plan

    Event jointly organised by the Newcastle City Futures Urban Living Partnership and National Centre for Children's Literature: 7Stories

    Date/Time: Saturday 8th October, 10am – 5pm, Sunday 9th October, 10am – 4pm

    Venue: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books Address: Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

  • CAKE 4: Letting Creativity Loose

    A Creative Fuse North East event, releasing unrealised potential within the Creative Economy and business communities.

    Date/Time: Thursday 13th October

    Venue: Northern Design Centre

  • Brexit Lecture Series: The impact of immigration on the UK

    The decision by the British electorate to leave the EU has led to many open questions.

    Date/Time: Wednesday 12 October 2016, 17:30 - 19:30

    Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 4.08

  • Black slavery/white freedom

    A public lecture marking Black History Month.

    Date/Time: 13th October 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Brexit lecture series: Why Call Centres have replaced Coal Mines

    A NUBS event, part of the Brexit lecture series

    Date/Time: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 17:30 - 19:30

    Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 4.08

  • Forced Displacement

    Forced Displacement event hosted by NISR, involving external stakeholders and cross-disciplinary research.

    Date/Time: Wednesday 19th October, 13:00 - 17:00

    Venue: THE CORE, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

  • Leaders Network for Social Change

    North East Together event. Inspiration. Collaboration. Mutual support.

    Date/Time: 20th October 2016, 16:45 - 20:00

    Venue: National Glass Centre, Sunderland

  • The Brexit Lecture Series

    Newcastle University Business School event - part of the Brexit Lecture Series

    Date/Time: Wednesday 9 November 2016, 17:30 - 19:30

    Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 4.08

  • Careers in Gaming with Gabrielle Kent

    Seven Stories event about careers in the gaming industry

    Date/Time: Thursday 10th November 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Seven Stories, Newcastle

  • The Geography of Poverty: why place really matters

    Lord Patten Annual Lecture on Social Renewal - Julia Unwin, CEO of Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    Date/Time: 22 November, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Scaling the heights

    Part of the Being Human 2016 festival

    Date/Time: Friday 18 November– Friday 25 November (closed Monday and Tuesday) | 12.00-16.00

    Venue: Tyne Bridge, North Tower

  • Populism & Inequality: in a post Brexit and Trump world

    Exploring Newcastle University research agendas in the context of 2016's political landscape

    Date/Time: Monday 5th December, 12:00 - 14:00

    Venue: Hall 3, Great North Museum

  • Cinemapolitica Newcastle film screening

    A film screening from Cinemapolitica about animal rights

    Date/Time: Friday 13th January, 18:00

    Venue: Northern Stage

  • North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change

    Meeting of the leaders network for social change

    Date/Time: 26th January 2017, 16:45 - 20:00

    Venue: Partner's Room, 8th Floor, Newcastle University Business School

  • Spotlight on Sub Saharan Africa

    Networking Event on Sustainable Development Research in Sub Saharan Africa

    Date/Time: 30th January 2017, 1:30 – 3:30pm

    Venue: Newcastle University, venue tbc

  • The courage to listen (Freedom City 2017 Lecture)

    Reverend Jeffrey L Brown, Baptist minister and President of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace)

    Date/Time: 21st February 2017, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • Let's all be bold for change

    International Women's Day 2017 Launch Event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 7 March 2017,13.30 – 15.00

    Venue: King's Hall, Newcastle University

  • Learning City Symposium

    A day to explore re-imagining education in the North East, from project-based-learning to educational equality

    Date/Time: Tuesday 14th March, 2017; 09:00 - 16:00

    Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

  • Learning City Symposium

    A day to explore re-imagining education in the North East, from project-based-learning to educational equality

    Date/Time: Tuesday 14th March, 2017; 09:00 - 16:00

    Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

  • Tackling Gender Based Violence in Universities

    A joint symposium between Newcastle University, Northumbria University and the British Sociological Association Gender Study Group

    Date/Time: Tuesday 14th March 2017

    Venue: Research Beehive, Newcastle University

  • Race to the top

    Productivity, investment and industrial strategy in the post-Brexit world (R W Mann Lecture) - Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation

    Date/Time: Thursday 16 March 2017, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Improving Health and Wellbeing

    An event exploring the role and impact of citizens advice services

    Date/Time: 21 March 2017, 12:00 - 16:30 (lunch provided)

    Venue: Northern Design Centre, Gateshead, NE8 3DF

  • Inspirational Women of the Law 2017

    A follow up event to Inspirational Women of the Law, hosted by Newcastle Law School

    Date/Time: Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 13:00

    Venue: Law Lecture Theatre, Newcastle Law School, Windsor Terrace, Newcastle University

  • What is the relationship between genetics and social mobility?

    An event on the implications for policy and social science of genetics and social mobility by Professor Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence, Children’s Commissioner for England

    Date/Time: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Social Renewal in Action Showcase

    An informal lunchtime event celebrating 5 years of Social Renewal

    Date/Time: Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12:00 - 13:30

    Venue: Partners Room, Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

  • Migration Showcase

    A showcase featuring 20 lightning presentations organised by the Cultural Significance of Place Group and sponsored by NISR

    Date/Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 14:30 - 17:00

    Venue: G22 Devonshire Building, Newcastle University