Racism, women in sport and a Q&A with Kevin Sinfield are on the agenda at Leeds Beckett talks
The hour long talks, which are free and open to the public, will run from January to April 2016, and will be held at one of three venues: Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the Carnegie Pavilion and the James Graham Building at Leeds Beckett’s Headingley Campus.
Speaking about the new series, Dr John Minten, Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor, Carnegie Faculty, said: “Carnegie has a long and proud tradition as an educator of young people, dating back to 1907. This excellence continues today and we are proud of our many notable Carnegie alumni, who include Kevin.
“Our staff and students have a long tradition of engaging with community groups, schools, charities and businesses in all aspects of sport and education, and our faculty has an international reputation in a wide range of areas, from events management to physical activity interventions.
“Our Carnegie Conversations programme is designed to engage with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I hope the people of Leeds and the wider region will be able to attend and enjoy the excellent speakers that we have visiting our University over the next few months.”
Richard Cramer, Principle Solicitor at FrontRow Legal and one of the country’s leading sports lawyers, added: “We are incredibly pleased to be supporting the Carnegie Conversation series for a second year – it solidifies the great relationship we have with Leeds Beckett University. The calibre of speakers is once again very high and the subject matter varied – this is testament to Leeds Beckett University’s reputation.”
For information on all Leeds Beckett events go to http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/ and to join in the conversation use the hashtag #CarnegieConvos.
The full list of talks in the series is:
‘The 3 C’s: Communication, Cancer and Culinary Delights’ – Bobby Patel, Ed Ryder and Ellie Hill. 6pm Thursday 21 January 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium. POSTPONED.
‘A Q&A with Kevin Sinfield and Bryan Redpath’. 6.30pm Thursday 28 January 2016. Room 418, Headingley Pavilion.
‘Reflections – striking the perfect balance between Yorkshire and Adelaide’ – Jason Gillespie in conversation with Dave Callaghan. 6pm Thursday 4 February 2016. Room 418, Headingley Pavilion.
‘What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st Century teacher need to know?’ – Professor Ian Menter. 6pm Wednesday 9 March 2016. James Graham Headingley Campus.
‘A collaborative approach to developing Yorkshire’s talent’ – Andy Rock, Dr Ben Jones and Dr Kevin Till. 6pm Thursday 10 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘Has football really moved on from racism?’ – Emy Onuora. 6pm Thursday 17 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘The lives and careers of women as sports coaches: The voices of the coaches’ – Dr Leanne Norman. 6pm Thursday 28 April 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.