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

  • 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

  • Beyond These Walls: Writers of the Americas on the Theme of Home

    8 May 2017, starts at 19.30, Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL

    "with writers Barbara L. Lopez Cardona was born in Medellin, Colombia and came to London in 1980 to escape war and the violation of human rights. An active member of SLAP (Spanish and Latin American Poets) and Bards without Borders, her work has appeared in the anthology Fantasmas, amor y mas… 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

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

    15 May 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 09.30), CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE

    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

  • A New Vision for the Future of Public Libraries: Progress, Strategy, Innovation and Collaboration

    18 May 2017, 10.15-16.30, central London

    "This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, government departments, the library sector, shared services teams and other key stakeholders to examine the Government’s latest policy initiatives and explore how libraries can remain a vital local resource – innovating, collaborating and adapting to deliver a whole range of… more

  • CILIPS Conference 2017: Strategies for Success

    5-6 Jun 2017, Apex Hotel, Dundee

    "Liz McGettigan, CILIPS President, will host two days of thought provoking presentations, discussion and engagement with Scotland’s library and information community.CILIPS will also host a CILIP Employer Engagement Breakfast and there will be a supplier exhibition across both days.Keynote speakers for 2017 include:Miguel Figueroa, Director of the… more

  • The Culture Health & Wellbeing International Conference 2017

    19-21 June 2017, Bristol

    "The conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers… 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