The Role of Religion in Modern Britain

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This pre-recorded talk will explore the role of religion in public life by asking the question 'how is religion valued in modern Britain?' Using examples from politics, education, equality legislation, and social and religious protest movements, Dr Stephen Gregg, lecturer in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics from the University of Wolverhampton will argue that religion plays […]

Words and Deeds – The Fiction of Suffragette Leader Constance Nina Boyle

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This pre-recorded talk by Dr Nicola Allen (Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Wolverhampton) explores Nina Boyle’s extraordinary life and examines some of her (sometimes even more extraordinary) fiction. When the government defaulted on a promise to deliver enfranchisement, Boyle hired a boat to harangue M.P.s on the waterfront terrace of the Houses […]

Re-thinking International Development in a Post-Covid-19 World

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The pandemic is re-writing the world as we speak. Our ideas of equity, justice and global solidarity are being overturned and re-made under the most intense social pressures as waves of Covid-19 re-shape and are put to use for different political agendas everywhere. In this light, this session examines the complexities of rethinking international development […]

The Story of the Burnaby Festival of Learning

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The Burnaby Festival of Learning (BFOL) takes place over a week each May and features lifelong learning and community-building workshops, dialogues, demonstrations and more. The festival offers opportunities to create and present enlivening, creative and social events that ultimately catalyze new, long-term relationships and partnerships, which add depth to the social and cultural fabric of […]

Liu Qinggang: an Overview

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A brief overview of Liu Qinggang (1885-1930), the older brother of the famous Taiwanese artist Li Meishu, was the first Taiwanese doctor in rural northern Taiwan, serving as a school physician in six public schools, offering free medical vouchers and personal visits to patients' homes. He was not only a philanthropist about local public welfare […]

WYNtalk Reconciliation: respecting and valuing Aboriginal history, learning and teaching

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The WYNTalk session will support Thought Leadership as we hear from Shelley Ware. Our keynote speaker, Shelley Ware, teacher, media presenter, and columnist will share her perspective on Aboriginal issues; leadership development in aboriginal communities and ways in which Aboriginal history, culture, learning and teaching can be embedded into our broader education systems; females in […]

Connecting Conversations: English classes during COVID-19

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During the COVID lockdown in Melbourne migrant and refugee conversation classes were delivered online. Students and volunteer tutors decided to make a film about their experiences. Celebrated Iranian documentary film maker Ms Mozhgan Pazooki, a regular participant in the classes, captured the positive impact of the online sessions on her classmates, their tutors and herself.

Challenging Racism in U.S. National Policy: Lessons from Grassroots Advocacy

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"Challenging Racism in U.S. National Policy: Lessons from Grassroots Advocacy" with Larissa Gil Sanhueza and Jameelah Lewis Join us to examine specific ways that activists and grassroots organizers in the United States are advocating for more just and equitable policies on the federal level. By meeting directly with legislators, engaging media, and mobilizing their communities, […]

Aspiring Writer’s Group

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Are you an aspiring writer looking for like-minded people to share with and learn from? Come along to one of our weekly writing groups for adult writers of all levels of experience. Get your creative juices flowing with exercises designed to inspire and develop your writing and feedback skills in a fun and friendly environment. […]

Universities as Partners in Learning Cities and Learning Communities

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In this live online event, join representatives from local councils and universities from Australia, United Kingdom and Africa for a round-table conversation that will explore the role of universities as a partner in learning cities and learning communities in advancing sustainable development. The Australian Learning Communities Network (ALCN) is a national network of leading-edge practitioners […]

Dance Moves for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

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Dance MOVES for PD is a 1.25 hour virtual dance movement program designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, and accessible to people of all mobility levels including senior citizens and wheelchair users. The class format mirrors the trademarked Dance for PD structure, for which the class instructor is trained. Dancers begin by grounding themselves through […]