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

  • 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

  • Mental Wealth Festival 2017

    12-14 Sept 2017, London - various venues

    "The Mental Wealth Festival - organised by City Lit and Books Beyond Words – is a three-day festival of talks, debates, seminars and mindfulness,  with a broad programme, celebrating many aspects of life that contribute to people’s mental wellbeing. This year the festival is taking place from 12-14th September… 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

  • Chances for Life: Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion (Public and Mobile Libraries Group and the Community, Diversity and Equality Group of CILIP conference)

    13-14 Oct 2017, Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire

    "Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity. This event explores future direction and best practice for inclusion.  The… more