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Cultural Studies & Humanities August Good News

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

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Diversity off the pitch

Dr Dan Kilvington recently had a feature published in the Yorkshire Post entitled ‘Diversity off the pitch should be football’s goal’. This article helps highlight a new journal article which he recently published in Sport and Society on the Rooney Rule within English professional football.

Following a successful meeting Dan recently had with the Manchester Football Association, they have agreed to fund five Creating and Developing Coaches workshops across Greater Manchester and Lancashire to help celebrate Black History Month, October 2018. Dan founded Creating and Developing Coaches, an inclusion initiative aiming to increase the numbers of BAME male and female coaches working within football, at all levels. Since 2016 he has led numerous events across the country. The planned events will take place at Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley FC, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale FC. 

National Writing Day

Dr Rachel Connor recently curated an event to mark National Writing Day, which celebrates the life-enhancing potential of creative writing.  The key message is that writing is a democratic act: everyone has a story to tell.  The event, which was the first event to run nationally in the run up to National Writing Day, focused on the power and pleasure of writing. It took place at The Leeds Library and was a collaboration between Leeds Beckett, The Leeds Library and national writing charities First Story and Arvon.  Starting with a panel session, which included internationally recognised authors Malika Booker, Jacob Ross and Carnegie-medal winner Melvin Burgess, the session included a ‘write away’ activity for all attendees.  

Psychology of Women & Equalities Section 

Last month, Professor Jayne Raisborough delivered a keynote at the British Psychology of Women & Equalities Section (POWES) annual conference held at Cumberland Lodge Windsor.  Her paper, ‘age as trouble: an optimist's account’ shared work from her ISRF funded research 'learning how to be old'.  



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