Events

Regional MPs and University of Leeds researchers will come together to discuss opportunities for partnerships on climate action and implementing the COP26 agenda in Yorkshire and the Humber. This event is hosted by The Priestley Centre and organised by Postgraduate Researcher and CDE member Ruth Bookbinder.
CDE Associate Member Andy Mycock will speak to us about his latest project, on votes at 16. The UK is now a polity with asymmetrical minimum ages of franchise. The Scottish and Welsh governments permit 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in elections to their devolved parliaments and local councils. Devolved governments in England and…

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This event is part of the seminar series of IPEN (International Parliament Engagement Network) a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. We will be organising our annual conference as an online event on the impact of public engagement on parliaments. The programme will…
Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester) will present the core findings of her recent book on small parties in Westminster. For a brief moment in 2019 Britain’s politics looked like it might be transformed. Just when it seemed that the divisions within and across British political parties over Brexit could not get any more intense,…
Postgraduate Researcher Ryan Swift presented this talk as part of the Research Seminar Series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. A video recording is available to watch here.
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. This interactive seminar will address the development of Climate Assembly UK: the path to net zero, how was delivered, the impact on parliament and others, and future…
Postgraduate Researcher Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett presented this talk as part of the Research Seminar Series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. A video recording is available to watch here.
This workshop will focus on the work of one of our PhD students. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also focus…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. Nicole Nisbett, a PhD student in CDE, will present the application she has developed to help parliaments analyse large volumes of public evidence, The Gist.
Dr Rosalynd Southern from Liverpool University will present the findings from her recent article about the use of memes at the 2017 general election. After every major political announcement or event, there is likely to be a plethora of jokey online reaction and the sharing of memes on the subject. Even the most mundane political…
Postgraduate Researcher Shivani Singhal presented this talk as part of the Research Seminar series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. Watch the video recording here.
Dr Svenja Krauss from the University of Essex will present the findings of her research project, co-authored with Sarah Wagner (University of Essex). During the last couple of years, voters across Europe have become increasingly polarized on both ends of the political spectrum. While radical right parties were able to mobilize voters on their salient…