Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • Talk To Your Baby 2020: Chat, play, read

    27 Jan 2020, 10.00-16.00, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

    "This year’s theme is 'chat, play, read', building on the current policy focus on the home learning environment. In addition to presenting on Small Talk, the National Literacy Trust’s local programme to improve the home learning environment, the conference will also include the latest research, policy and practice… more

  • Supporting Local Libraries: Protecting Essential Centres of the Community

    28 January 2020, 10.15-16.30, central London

    "There are 3,618 public libraries in the UK, and they receive 233.1 million visits annually. 77% of people believe that libraries are either essential or very important to their community (The Reading Agency 2018). Research by the Arts Council of England found that library attendance is positively associated with well-being, and has even been… more

  • OUTing The Past: the International Festival of LGBT History

    1 May 2020 onwards

    "Throughout the year we celebrate our past, preserve our present and look towards our future. OUTing The Past has featured speakers from all over the world - showcasing the depth and breadth of our community. The cumulation of our work occurs in February: the UK’s LGBT History Month and… more

  • LGBT+ History Month 2020

    1-29 Feb 2020, nationwide

    "We are supporting a very exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people visible in all their rich diversity.Information and free posters supporting the theme are here including the Proud Trust work book that supports the 2020 theme.The calendar is ready for you to… more

  • Connecting Communities through Shared Values

    7 Feb 2020, 10.00-16.30, The Museum of the Home, Geffrye Almshouses, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

    "It is a simple but powerful truth that most people care deeply for other people and the places where they live. But - tragically in our increasingly polarised society - the majority of us underestimate the extent to which our fellow citizens care about these things. Yet when we hold… more

  • Libraries of Sanctuary (CILIP ILIG Informal)

    12 Feb 2020, 18.00-19.45, CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE

    "This talk will look at the current initiative to develop public libraries as Libraries of Sanctuary in the UK, based on the pioneering work by Thimblemill Library in Sandwell (the UK’s first LoS). John Vincent has worked in the public sector since the 1960s, primarily for Hertfordshire, Lambeth and… more

  • Racism past and present: an exploration with The National Archives

    26 Feb 2020, 4 March 2020, 18 March 2020, 19.00-21.00, StillPoint Spaces, 23 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AA

    "Join us for a series of presentations offered by specialist archive staff who will be sharing race related documents from three different periods of history: 1919 Race Riots, Windrush and Mangrove Nine.In the second half of each session, we will reflect and share our thoughts and feelings about the presentation… more

  • EDGE2020 Conference

    27-28 Feb 2020, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh, 80 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

    "The Scottish Government believes it is vital that adequate library services are in place across Scotland. Libraries offer crucial support to help people help themselves – to support literacy, digital participation, learning, employability, health, culture and leisure. They can improve the quality of people’s lives and support them to engage… more

  • Hi VIS Fortnight 2020

    1-14 June 2020

    "Following feedback from partners, we are changing the name of ‘Make A Noise in Libraries’ Fortnight to ‘Hi VIS’ - The emphasis of this initiative has shifted over the years, from being originally forged largely as a campaigning vehicle, to something that latterly has predominantly sought to highlight the excellent… more