Off The Chest Poetry Night

Sunday 26 November, online
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Poetry From Home | For Disability History Month
We are celebrating disability awareness month with a FREE poetry open mic night, featuring two outstanding feature poets.

Our features include award-winning poet Rebecca Ferrier, plus disability and mental health advocate, poet Simon J Keenan. You are invited to sign up for our renowned open mic, which will give you the chance to share your poetry far and wide, through the power of Zoom.

Supported by Arts Council England, this completely FREE event proudly champions disabled poets, meaning that disabled poets will be prioritised for open mic slots. Spaces are limited – book now to avoid missing out!

University of Strathclyde – Disability & Politics: Disability History Month Discussion Panel

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Wed 29th November, 2-3.30pm. Online via Zoom

On Wednesday 29 November, the University of Strathclyde will be hosting a panel discussion on Disability & Politics as part of our Disability History Month celebrations. The panel will explore disability in the context of public policy and public life, showcasing the experiences, research, and achievements of the Strathclyde community.

The panel will be chaired by Jo Fitzpatrick, Disabled Students Representative at Strath Union.

The panellists are:
Dr Stefanie Reher – Reader (Associate Professor) in Political Science
Dr Dan Heap – Senior Teaching Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy
Dr Matson Lawrence – Equality & Diversity Manager and Senior Equality & Diversity Officer

Disability with Attitude

On 3rd December at 7:30 AM, to coincide with UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Radio Scotland airs a documentary by journalist Michael McEwan, covering how attitudes surrounding disability have changed over the last four decades.

The show will also be available soon after on BBC Sounds.

University of Strathclyde – Postgraduate Disability Research Showcase

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Mon 4th December, 2-5pm. In-Person and Online via Zoom

Join us for an exciting hybrid event (taking place online and in person) where PhD students from various fields will showcase their research projects. This event is a perfect opportunity to gain insights into the latest advancements in different disciplines.

Starting on Mon Dec 04 2023 at 14:00pm, this event promises to be an engaging and informative experience. Our talented presenters will be sharing their research through research presentations and Q&As.

Whether you are a fellow researcher, an academic enthusiast, or simply curious about cutting-edge disability research, this event is open to all. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore PhD research taking place nationally and internationally through the University of Strathclyde.

University of Chester – online event

13th December, 1pm

An event organised by the University of Chester for Disability History Month will feature four short talks, sharing personal stories, and reflecting on the past and future.

Staff from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host the free, live online webinar on Wednesday December 13, from 1pm to 2.45pm. The event is supported by the University of Chester’s Diversity Festival.

The focus will be this year’s theme of Disability, Children and Youth.

The talks will be presented on:

  • ‘Growing up with disabilities: personal and professional reflections’ – Dave Thompson, MBE DL, Chief Executive of Warrington Disability Partnership
  • ‘Christianity, sign languages, and Deaf education: a brief history’ – Professor Wayne Morris, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research, University of Chester
  • ‘Disabled children and Victorian literature’ – Alex Tankard, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Chester
  • Growing up disabled: stereotypes, barriers and overcoming them’ – Dan Cole, Student Services, University of Chester.

For more information and to register for a free place, please visit the event website.