Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights

    25 Feb-3 Sep 2017, People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

    "January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent.  50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as… more

  • Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference

    27 June 2017, 10.00-17.00, Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2ND

    "Our 6th Creative Dementia Arts Network conference is once again designed to deliver what past delegates have told us is an excellent varied programme that blends research with practice, lectures with workshops and space and time for networking and which, importantly, not only meets the professional development needs of specialist… more

  • The Kurdish Sisterhood (Exiled Lit Cafe)

    3 JUly 2017, starts 19.30, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

    "We are delighted to welcome: Choman HardiChoman Hardi’s second collection Considering the Women (Bloodaxe 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize. She comes to us fresh from the Ledbury Festival. Bejan MaturBejan Matur is a poet, journalist and expert on Kurdish issues and was born of an Alevi Kurdish family… more

  • CILIP Conference 2017

    5-6 July 2017, University Place, The University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9QQ

    Details and booking info available online - plus the programme.… more

  • Northern Health Information Study Day

    10 July 2017, 10.00-16.00, Leeds Marriott Hotel

    "Event Details: The event will open with talks from our keynote speakers Sue Forster, Interim Director of Public Health for St Helens Borough Council and Ged Byrne who is the Director of Education and Quality , Health Education England (North), and will be followed by a selection of workshops covering (amongst… more

  • Men in the Early Years North National Conference

    18 July 2017, 09.00-16.00, The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford BD1 1NQ

    "The first Men in the Early Years North national conference is taking place in Bradford in 2017, at the National Science and Media Museum. The conference will showcase a multi-agency focus on engaging men in the early years which is helping to improve outcomes for children. The conference aims to further… more

  • Syrian Writers for Love and Peace in Syria

    20 July 2017, starts 19.30, Mango Grill, 58 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3ET

    "With Syrian poetry between the courses with Syrian exiled poets:Amir Darwish, Ghias Al Jundi, Husam Eddin Mohammed, Nada Menzalji and others tba.Discussion with other diners and the poetsDelicious Syrian food and atmosphere: Starter, main course of meats (halal) or vegetarian, dessert and Syrian coffee or mint teaCost: £16"Book… more

  • Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Librarians

    16 August 2017, 10.00-15.15, Richmond Library Annex, London

    "Libraries support wellbeing in a number of ways, not least by providing health information. The SCL Health Offer and the Libraries Taskforce ‘healthier and happier lives’ purpose, illustrate how public libraries have come to see this as part of their core remit. Healthcare professionals rely on the information that information… more

  • Libraries Week

    9-14 Oct 2017, nationwide

    "Libraries Week, 9 – 14 October 2017, will replace National Libraries Day, previously held in February. The countdown to the inaugural Libraries Week will launch on Saturday 4 February 2017 and libraries with activity already planned for February are encouraged to continue with their plans as the transition to a new date gets underway."Further info… more