Widening Participation Research Centre: Knowledge Exchange Seminar

Communicating Climate Change: Wider participation in knowledge exchange partnerships


Thursday 25th June 2009

Department of Natural Geographical and Applied Sciences

Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire


Everyone can participate in communicating knowledge about climate change but how do we make knowledge exchange real? What scientific knowledge do we have and how do we share that knowledge? How do young people get involved? What motivates us to communicate our ideas for action? What are ways can we build partnerships between researchers, practitioners, schools and communities?


This collaborative seminar will explore how knowledge exchange, research and education can be effective in communicating climate change and how we can use local knowledge resources to enhance and support an ethos of sustainable development in our work.


Perspectives from researchers, practitioners and young campaigners will help us debate these issues. Perspectives will be offered from


·         Inderdeep Cheema on the British Council: Climate Change Young Champions programme

·         Dr Laura Grant on working with city populations on the Zero Carbon City Global Campaign

·         Graham Lymbery from the Coastal Defence Team on working with community knowledge

·         Professor Ann Worsley on European coastal research: knowledge exchange between communities, schools and universities


Join the debate!


Angie Daly                dalya@edgehill.ac.uk

Annie Worsley          Worsleya@edgehill.ac.uk

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Mainstreaming Equality in Higher Education Conference.  

Questions for the panel?


Our conference ‘ Mainstreaming Equality in Higher Education? will include a panel discussion on the role of research to theory, policy and practice of equality in Higher Education.


Research presented at this conference will ask questions about the extent to which equality is mainstreamed in higher education.  Participants will have opportunities to discuss if and how the notion ‘top down policy implementation’ is limiting cultural change and if a notion of ‘practice to policy’ can provide opportunities for engagement with the issues, spaces to develop innovative educational practice and contribute to institutional policies based on stronger understandings of (in)equalities. How can innovative educational practice by a range of stakeholders influence meaningful national and institutional policy?


Do you have a question to put to our panel?


Professor Kathleen Lynch, Equality Studies Centre, UCD

Researching equality in higher education: theory to action


Dr Mary Tupan-Wenno, President of European Access Network

Research and advocacy: building inclusive curricula in Europe


Stuart Speeden, Centre for Local Policy Studies

Managing equalities in Higher Education


Professor Liz Thomas, Widening Participation Research Centre

The links between research, policy and practice


The discussion will be chaired by Professor John Diamond