Events

We are very pleased to announce a new events series dedicated to Designing for Democratic Engagement. The most important and most urgent questions of today are also questions of democracy. When we think about adaptation to climate change or decolonising institutions there are reasons to think that current forms of liberal representative democracy linked to…
This lecture will launch our events series on Designing Democratic Engagement. Michael Saward will speak of his latest book, Democratic Design. Please register through the Eventbrite link. We often think about democracy in terms of different models – representative, deliberative, participative, and so on.  But democracy is not exhausted by advocating specific models or set…

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Anti-racism campaigner Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE is to give the latest public lecture in a University of Leeds series honouring Yorkshire’s first female MP and celebrating strong women. Baroness Lawrence will discuss Women in the public eye and her personal journey. The event will be as follows:· Welcome from the University of Leeds, Vice Chancellor Simone…
This workshop will focus on the use of social media to support academic work. 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…
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…
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.
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…
This workshop will focus on carrying out interviews for research. 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 on academic skills,…
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.