Events & Courses

Courses organised by The Network, and events and courses related to social justice organised by other agencies

Key courses are listed here.

  • Museums and Wellbeing Week 2018

    12-18 March 2018, across UK

    "The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the third National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018. This will be an opportunity for museums to showcase their health & wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work. Further details of how you can get… more

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    21 March 2018

    "The fight against racism and all forms of discrimination is a mainstay of peace and social cohesion, especially in our increasingly diverse societies. On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UNESCO calls on all its Member States and partners to step up their efforts to… more

  • Libraries, Literacies and Learning

    23 March 2018, 10.30-15.30, Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

    "This event, aimed at education librarians, will focus on literacies of all different kinds and will cover the challenges that librarians are meeting in delivering literacy skills to students and researchers, as well as providing some practical guidance and inspiration."Cost: £120-£156 - further info and bookings via Eventbrite.… more

  • Exiled Writers Ink Bart Wolffe Poetry Awards Evening

    29 March 2018, starts 19.00, Candid Arts Centre Basement, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ

    Event includes: Poetry – MusicJudges: Poets Alev Adil & Michael Zand Antonio Riva with his band Le Gazhikane Muzikante RefreshmentsRSVP essential to: … more

  • National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase

    19 April 2018, 09.45-18.00, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court, Silk Street, London EC2Y 9BH

    "Building on the success of Aesop’s first national Arts in Health Conference & Showcase in 2016, the event is back in 2018 in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the College of Medicine.An event for health decision makers; the focus of the Conference is on how… more

  • Unexpected Encounters Conference - Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well

    25 April 2018, 10.00-16.15; 26 April 2018, 09.00-14.00 (limited numbers), Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

    "This conference grows out of the action research project Encountering the Unexpected: People, nature and natural heritage collections, funded through the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund."Themes:Living and ageing well, alternative models for working with older people.Exploring the potential of museum collections (specifically natural heritage) to… more

  • Psychiatric Libraries Co-operative Scheme/Mental Health Libraries Conference

    30 April 2018, 10.00-15.45, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

    "The programme includes a varied mix of topical themes focusing on the role of mental health libraries in supporting patients to recover and live well:We are delighted to confirm our key speakers: Dr Paul Blenkiron, RCPsych Member and representative for the Reading Well scheme.Joanna Cannon, psychiatrist and acclaimed… more

  • Changing the Narrative: Older Women and the Cultural Sector Conference

    18 May 2018, 09.45-16.15, The Conference Room, The Graduate School, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

    "The starting point for this conference is the lived experience of women now in their 50s and 60s. With the benefit of access to education and contraception, they have lived their life differently from those of previous generations. Women in this cohort entered the workforce in greater numbers and for… more

  • Dementia Action Week 2018

    21-27 May 2018

    "This year, Dementia Awareness Week is changing to Dementia Action Week (21 to 27 May). Raising awareness and offering support will always be important, but it’s time we all act to make change happen for people affected by dementia. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too… more

  • CILIP Scotland Annual Conference 2018

    4-5 June 2018, Apex Hotel, Dundee

    "... two days of presentations, workshops, discussion and engagement with Scotland’s library and information community on the theme of Collaborative Communities: Connecting with our networks. The conference will focus on how our professional community works together across all our sectors, supporting national initiatives such as the new Culture Strategy, the… more