Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • "Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality"

    9 Jan-7 Apr 2017, Mon-Fri 09.00-19.00, Sat & Sun 11.00-18.00, LSE Library Gallery, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

    "LSE Library's spring exhibition 'Glad to be gay: thestruggle for legal equality' is now open. It draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.   This exhibition follows the LGBT story from… more

  • 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

  • Essex Book Festival 2017

    Mar 2017, across Essex

    Exciting range of events and activities, including, on 4 Mar, "A Country of Refuge":"A Country of Refuge is a poignant collection of new writings on asylum seekers that explores what it means to leave homes and families behind to seek a safe haven on these shores. Writer, activist and editor… more

  • No Boundaries 2017: a symposium on the role of arts and culture

    28-29 March 2017, HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN, AND Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB

    "Supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, No Boundaries hosts a high profile and diverse array of UK and international contributors across two days. They will all present questions and challenging new ideas on the role of the arts in society.The event aims to explore positive approaches… more

  • Future of Museums: Audiences

    29 Mar 2017, registration at 09.00, conference ends at 17.00, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

    "How will our rapidly changing society affect the relationship that museums have with audiences in the future? Chaired by Tonya Nelson, head of UCL Museums and Collections, the event will look at the influence that demographic, technological and other trends will have on the needs of audiences, including families, young… more

  • The Danger of Words in the Age of Danger

    1 Apr 2017, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H OXG

    Symposium - Exiled Writers Ink with SOAS, Centre for Culture, Literature and Postcolonial StudiesTo include panels of exiled writers and scholars on diverse aspects, discussion groups and finally poetry performanceDetails to follow.Further info on EWI website.… more

  • The Danger of Words in the Age of Danger - one-day symposium presented by Exiled Writers Ink and the SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

    1 Apr 2017, 10.15-18.00, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

    "This one day symposium sets out to examine the contemporary danger of words as it affects exiled writers. It will interrogate diverse aspects of the ‘Danger of Words’ from denying exiled writers the freedom to write about the ills in their societies, to the manipulation of words, as it affects… more

  • Improving our services for blind and partially sighted people: implementing the Six Steps and more

    3 Apr 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 09.30), The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND

    Aims:To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice in working with blind and partiallysighted peopleTo develop skills in working with visually impaired peopleTo begin to plan a programme for Make A Noise In Libraries fortnight, 5-18June 2017The charge for the course is £35… more

  • LGBTQ+ History Club

    5 Apr 2017, 18.00 – 19.30, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

    "The historical demonisation of people who felt same sex desires inspired cultures that grew around the search for and transaction of sexual encounters in a hidden world. This month’s LGBT History Club at the LMA is presented by Damien Arness-Dalton who will give us an historical overview, examining the… more

  • Reimagining the 21st Century Library

    26 Apr 2017, 11.00-16.00, The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields NE33 1JF

    "You are invited to The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, where we will share our experience of developing this new cultural institution.Since it opened late last year The Word has proved to be a huge success. In fact it has recently been voted as one of the… more

  • Improving our services for blind and partially sighted people: implementing the Six Steps and more

    27 Apr 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 09.30), Manchester Central LIbrary, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD

    Aims: To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice in working with blind and partiallysighted peopleTo develop skills in working with visually impaired peopleTo begin to plan a programme for Make A Noise In Libraries fortnight, 5-18June 2017The charge for the course is £35… more

  • Improving our services for blind and partially sighted people: implementing the Six Steps and more

    9 May 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 09.30), University of West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

    Aims:To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice in working with blind and partiallysighted peopleTo develop skills in working with visually impaired peopleTo begin to plan a programme for Make A Noise In Libraries fortnight, 5-18June 2017The charge for the course is £35… more