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International
Women's Day

#EachForEqual

Sunday 8 March is International Women's Day. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual based on the premise an equal world is an enabled world. Here, colleagues from across our university share their perspectives.

Leeds Lit Fest

Leeds Lit Fest promises to be unlike any other literature festival in the UK and will offer a unique programme of more than 100 literature-based events from 4-8 March.

Author, Helen Fielding

In Conversation with Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is best known as the creator of Bridget Jones. She worked for many years for the BBC and as a journalist for British newspapers including the Independent, Sunday Times, Times, and Daily Telegraph. She also worked on documentaries including the Thames TV documentary “Where Hunger is a Weapon” about the war in South Sudan. She is the author of six novels, and is currently at work on a stage musical and a TV drama series set in LA.

Helen will be in conversation with arts journalist Yvette Huddleston about her life and writing career.

Date/Time: Sunday 8 March

Location: Carriageworks Theatre

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Lots of open books laid on top of each other

Origins and Endings: Endings. Leeds Lit Fest closing event

Officially closing Leeds Lit Fest 2020, International Writer in Residence Diane Cook will present ‘The Outlander Manifesto’, a review of this year’s Festival through her eyes and a provocation for the Festival in 2021. Come and hear Diane’s thoughts, observations and challenges and how Leeds Lit Fest might respond to the complexities and opportunities faced by contemporary culture.

Date/Time: Sunday 8 March

Location: Carriageworks Theatre

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Female civil engineering student

Apprenticeships and Diversity: A Panel Discussion

For International Women's Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a panel discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics.

Date/Time: Tuesday 10 March

Location: Gosschalks Solicitors, Queens Gardens, Hull

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Research Spotlight

Grey Planet

Populations are getting older. We see media stories warning of a grey tsunami or of an ageing time bomb. Professor Jayne Raisborough takes issue with how older people are represented as a threat and a burden.

She asks whether it’s time to regard these unprecedented demographic changes as an opportunity to tackle social inequalities, which make themselves felt as we grow old. Jayne argues that while our world is changing and greying, the future can still be bright no matter what our age.

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