Events

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,…
This event 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. Our annual workshop will be based around three hubs: one in Australia, one in Europe and another in Brazil. The day will be filled with talks…
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 workshop will focus on the General Election. 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, such as…
This event will introduce the Hansard at Huddersfield website and explain the rationale behind it as well as suggesting how it might be of interest to researchers in fields where political data is relevant. We are corpus linguists, but we have long believed that our techniques should be available to researchers beyond our discipline, without…
This workshop will focus on getting published. 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, such as getting…
Informal gathering, where Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira will reflect on her recent visiting fellowship with the Brazilian Institute on Digital Democracy, where she worked closely with Brazilian scholars for five weeks, as well as practitioners in the Brazilian Congress. In this very informal gathering she’ll offer her own reflections and observations deriving from this experience, on…
Dr Kris Dunn will introduce this café, which will offer a chance to think about the role of psychology in understanding how we see democracy and the forces that shape our individual and collective understandings of democracy and politics. Chat and think over a drink. Café Psychologique builds on the idea of the Café Scientifique movement…
A new theatre piece, consisting of two solo shows, set in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation of the 1940s. A Cantonese performer portrays different stories of Hong Kongers during that time, exploring a wide range of perspectives of the difficult lives and struggles of ordinary people. It is followed by an English version, from…
Professor Leston-Bandeira’s research was selected by the British ACademy to be part of this year’s summer showcase. The showcase includes 15 exhibits across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Leston-Bandeira’s exhibit, together with her co-investigator Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester), focuses on how the public can engage with parliament and draws from her…
This roundtable organised by the Leeds Centre for Democratic Engagement will examine the concept of populism and its proliferation in academic and popular discourse.
  How far will BREXIT affect social care in the UK? In a discussion chaired by Dr Charlie Dannreuther (Leeds University), two leading researchers of the care economy – Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (University of Liverpool) and Alex Nunn (Derby University) – will offer insights and themes to help us to discuss what matters in the care…
The Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale, the UK’s first woman law lord and the first female president of the Supreme Court, will give this year’s Alice Bacon lecture here at the University of Leeds.