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This Week at Loughborough | 23 October

20 October 2023

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Screening and Q&A: Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport

23 October 2023, 6.30pm-8.30pm, EHB110 (Edward Herbert Building)

Join alumna and women’s sport activist, Sue Anstiss MBE for a special screening of her documentary, ‘Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport’.

The documentary, produced by alumni duo Sue Anstiss and Jack Tompkins, celebrates progress and success, and a range of questions are discussed throughout the documentary.

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Seminar: Understanding Carbon Leakage from Climate Policy

25 October 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Online

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Residential Fellow Dr Daniel H. Karney will be delivering a seminar on their research.

An existing or potential climate policy to limit carbon emissions, such as a cap-and-trade scheme or carbon tax, is likely to cover emissions in only some regions, countries, and sectors. The concern about leakage – the increase in emissions elsewhere not covered by the policy – then arises since emission leakage reduces net carbon abatement.

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Policy Masterclass: The role of Think Tanks and learned societies in policymaking

25 October 2023, 12pm-1pm, Online

This session will introduce the role of Think Tanks and related organisations, providing political context to their role and influence, and will share information and insights on the importance of connecting with a wide range of policy bodies and networks.

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Seminar: Enacting Prefigurative Politics through Art

26 October 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Online

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Alumni Fellow Professor Anne Ring Petersen will be delivering a seminar on their research.

This presentation centres on documenta fifteen, a globally influential quinquennial exhibition curated by the Indonesian collective ruangrupa and held in 2022. 

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Black History Month:

The History and Legacy of Slavery with Carol Leeming MBE

25 October 2023, 1pm-2pm, Martin Hall Theatre

A combination of a talk, poetry, and personal accounts, this session with Carol Leeming MBE will explore the history and legacies of slavery and the racism still entrenched in our society.

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Tracey Fox: Legacies of Slavery in Higher Education

25 October 2023, 2.15pm-3.15pm, Martin Hall Theatre

This talk will focus on the legacy of slavery and its impact on conflict in the workplace, specifically in higher education. Tracey will explore the way conflicts arise in relation to racialised minority groups through stereotyping and assumptions.

The talk will also address the inequitable outcomes for staff and students of racialised minority backgrounds.

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Sankofa by Nicole Acquah: Live performance and arts workshop

25 October 2023, 3.30pm-5.30pm, Martin Hall Theatre

Nicole Acquah is performing her play, ‘Sankofa’, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting. Presented by Acquah&co theatre company and written by Nicole Acquah, ‘Sankofa’ is an exciting theatre show interweaving live music and African storytelling, exploring second-generation Ghanaian experiences and what it means to belong to the African Diaspora.

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Black History Month Parade

26 October 2023, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Hazlerigg Fountain

The University EDI team will be rounding off Black History Month with a parade through campus. This is a chance to meet, talk and walk with your colleagues and reflect on our activities over the last month. Charlotte Croffie, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will give an opening speech.

The parade will take a circular route starting at Hazlerigg fountain and passing the inclusivity mural on Sir David Davies building. It will be a gentle walk, feel free to join or leave at any point.

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Researching Black Diasporas in Europe and the Americas

27 October 2023, 12pm-1pm, WAV011 (Wavy Top Building)

This roundtable discussion by researchers in International Relations, Politics, and History forms part of the University’s Black History Month programme. It outlines current research at Loughborough on Black people and ‘race’ relations in Europe and the Americas and offers guidance on how anyone can get started on their own research project on diasporic topics, past and present.

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Researching African Politics, History and International Relations

27 October 2023, 1pm-2pm, WAV011 (Wavy Top Building)

A roundtable discussion by our International Relations, Politics and History faculty on how they research African politics, history and international relations and how anyone can get started on their own research project.

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Black History Month: Library Display

19-31 October 2023, Pilkington Library

Visit the Library display to discover more about Black History Month via books, digital resources and archives. Come and let the Library team know what black history resources you would like added to the collection and explore the theme of ‘Celebrating Our Sisters’ which focuses on the role that pioneering black women have made in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities.

Opening hours can be found on the library website.

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