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19th Nov. Online Lecture: Big Challenges for Our Small Planet: Implications for Future Health & Wellbeing after COVID-19

Visiting Professor Lecture by Stephen Morton Thursday 19th November 2020, 3:30-5:00pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-challenges-for-our-small-planet-visiting-professor-lecture-stephen-tickets-124235296115 In his lecture, Prof. Stephen Morton will explore some of the threats to the world's planetary boundaries, including climate change and loss of biodiversity, and the implications for current and future population health. He will also discuss what action we can take to... Continue Reading →

ICSC Video: Key Concepts in Planetary Health

'Critically Exploring Wellbeing, Salutogenesis, Resilience and Regenerative Sustainability'. July 2020 UCLan Webinar July 2020 organised by UCLan's Healthy & Sustainable Settings Unit, the Institute of Citizenship, Society & Change and the Thrive Research Centre. Follow link to video on UCLan webserver here: https://vls.uclan.ac.uk/Play/58111 Programme: Chair's Welcome Scene-Setting Introduction [Prof. Mark Dooris, Professor in Health &... Continue Reading →

New ICSC Master’s by Research

Crossing disciplinary divides to address 21st century challenges The challenges of the 21st century require a new mindset. We can no longer work in ever smaller areas of specialisation but must learn to work together on complex issues holistically, across disciplines, and across all societal sectors. This is the essence of transdisciplinary work, and the... Continue Reading →

8th June WEBINAR: COVID-19: Public Health Insights and Perspectives for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery

Organised jointly by the Institute of Citizenship, Society & Change, the Healthy & Sustainable Settings Unit and the Centre for Sustainable Transitions. This webinar was held on 15:00-17:00. Monday 8th June 2020 (details below). A video of the Webinar is available to view here: https://vls.uclan.ac.uk/Play/57562   WEBINAR: COVID-19: Public Health Insights and Perspectives for an... Continue Reading →

Can Citizens Juries’ Guide Local Climate Action policy?

UCLan Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change . Climate Citizenships Seminar Can Citizens Juries' Guide Local Climate Action policy? With Peter Bryant (Shared Future CIC) Weds 26th February UCLan Media Factory Room 317, Kirkham St, Preston PR1 1JN Amission free - but please register here on eventbrite beforehand. https://climatecitizenships-uclan-icsc.eventbrite.co.uk   Peter Bryant, (co-director, Shared Future... Continue Reading →

‘The Activism of Intersectionality’ ICSC Seminar Oct 16 2019

Presenter: Dr. Rachel Robbins, (UCLan Guild Senior Research Fellow). Weds 16th Oct 4pm – 6pm UCLan Harrington Building Rm HA320 (Victoria St, Preston PR1 7QS ALL WELCOME! The event is free, but please register beforehand on our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-activism-of-intersectionality-tickets-73050372631 Rachel Robbins is co-editor (with Suryia Nayak) of 'Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice... Continue Reading →

‘Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons’. UCLan ICSC Public Seminar & Book Launch with Silke Helfrich 17 Sept 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019 4pm - 6pm UCLan Greenbank Building Rm 276, University of Central Lancashire, Victoria St, Preston PR1 2HE All Welcome. This event is free - please pre-register at: https://free-fair-alive-power-of-the-commons-uclan-icsc.eventbrite.co.uk 'From co-housing and agroecology to to alternative currencies and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" - free, self-organizing systems - to emancipate... Continue Reading →

ICSC Seminar 21st May. “Reconstructing the Civic University for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” with Eric Lybeck.

Speaker: Dr Eric Lybeck, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester, and editor-in-chief of ‘Civic Sociology’ Tuesday 21st May 2019 16:00- 18:00 Rm GR 202, Greenbank Building, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE All Welcome. This event is free - but please book your place on our eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uclan-icsc-seminar-reconstructing-the-civic-university-for-the-21st-century-tickets-61553837184 UCLan has recently signed a ‘Civic University Agreement’... Continue Reading →

ICSC Launch Event. 1st May 2019. Keynote: Rob Hopkins on “Cities and Citizens in Transition: Unleashing the Power of Imagination”.

We are pleased to announce that Rob Hopkins, bestselling author and co-founder of the ‘Transition Towns’ network, will deliver the keynote lecture of our public launch event, on 1st May 2019 in Preston. All are welcome at this public event, which will consist of a series of talks and discussions from mid-afternoon through early evening,... Continue Reading →

ICSC Seminar. ‘Shikha Eco-Learning-Village: Research in a “Living Lab” context in rural India’. 4 April 2019

Professor Ulrike Zeshan (UCLan ICSC) Sibaji Panda (Rural Lifeline Trust, India) Thursday 4th April, 4pm. Greenbank Room GR 273, UCLan   Instititute of Citizenship, Society and Change Seminar Series. University of Central Lancashire, Preston. All Welcome. The seminar is free - but to ensure a seat and help us manage numbers, please book a free... Continue Reading →

Funded PhD studentship at ICSC! Local food systems and local economic democracy: a framework for delivering food security?

The ICSC is offering a fully funded DTA studentship, funded through the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme. The PhD will be supervised by Dr Mags Adams and her colleagues (Prof Mark Dooris and Dr Ursula Pool) based in the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, at UCLan in Preston. The research will take place... Continue Reading →

Re-Imagining The Harris

In a great start to 2019, the The Harris Museum, Art Galley and Library has been awarded development funding of £180,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a key addition to funding commitments of £3.6 million already in place from Arts Council England, Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council, and the Preston, South... Continue Reading →

Two new PhD Fellowships on offer at ICSC!

Want to do your PhD here with us? Want funding? Two new PhD fellowships are on offer at UCLan's ICSC. One is in the field of Social Policy, the other in Energy and Society. The deadline is 8th October 2018 - so hurry! These are funded by the University Alliance DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship... Continue Reading →

New Book. ‘Governing Shale Gas Development: Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe’.

'Fracking' for shale gas is provoking great social controversy and protest around the world.  Public concerns range from local environmental impacts to the global effects of continued fossil fuel use. The development of the industry also has implications for local democracy and the ability of communities to have their say. A timely new book, edited... Continue Reading →

New Book. Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context

An exciting new publication from Rachel Robbins, ICSC member and UCLan Guild Senior Research Fellow, co-edited with Salford University's Suryia Nayak.   Many people experience multiple forms of oppression from interlocking and overlapping relations of power and domination, around class, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and much more. The theory of ‘Intersectionality’, originating from Black... Continue Reading →

Research Towards a Sustainable Society

A report on the ICSCs July 4th Sustainability day workshop in Preston. By Dr. Larry Reynolds, Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change. Introduction: Sustainability Research and the Civic University Given its institutional history, much of the work that UCLan does across all its faculties is deeply intertwined with the civic, public service and professional life... Continue Reading →

Connect Conference: ‘Building Collaboration and Communication in Domestic Abuse Work’ 3rd Oct ’18.

UCLan Connect Centre for International Research on Violence and Harm. 2018 Conference. 9:15am - 4:30pm. Brockholes Conference Centre, Preston.   Keynote Speaker: Professor Gene Felder (University of Bristol).    Opportunities to: Hear about the latest research from the Connect Centre team. Attend workshops on areas of specialist interest. Network with other practitioners, researchers, students and... Continue Reading →

Third ICSC Away-day, 18th June.

  The work of UCLan's new Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change is now well underway, after a busy summer of meetings and events to plan and develop new forms of research. The ICSC's third away-day (of workshops, discussion and planning) took place on 18th June 2018 at the Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston. This event... Continue Reading →

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