Forthcoming Events

Can your research contribute to the future success of Welsh sport?

November 5, 2014


Welsh Elite Performance Sport Innovation Network (WEPSIN) is a Welsh Government funded organisation that seeks to draw on academic expertise from science, medicine and technology to work with Welsh Business and Industry to deliver cutting edge solutions for high performance Welsh sport.

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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Gideon Calder

November 11, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

NCA10 (Red), Newport City Campus, Newport NP20 2BP

As If: Theory, Values and Real-World Social Justice

Though we like to think we grapple with the ‘real world’, principles and models beloved by academics, policy-makers and practitioners can seem laughably remote from everyday street-level experience. Should we close that gap? How? Taking inequality as a focal point, this lecture will consider possibilities and risks when theoreticians see themselves less as detached experts, and more as participants in the achievement of social justice.

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Jo Smedley

December 9, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

USW Conference Centre, Treforest Campus

Prof Jo Smedley You are invited to the inaugural lecture of Professor Jo Smedley, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, organised by the Research Office.

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Call for papers - Representing the Tudors: an interdisciplinary conference

July 10, 2015 July 11, 2015

Treforest Campus, University of South Wales

Mary Tudor and Charles Brandron This conference aims to bring together scholars working in a variety of fields to encourage dialogue between different perspectives and methodologies when engaging with the question of “representing the Tudors.”

The Tudors are more popular now than ever before: appropriations and representations of the Tudor and Elizabethan past are a major part of today’s culture. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are two of Britain’s most potent cultural icons, manifested for instance in the large number of visitors to historical sites linked to these two famous monarchs, and the number of novels in which they feature. Tudor images, ideas, narratives, adaptations, and re-imaginings are found aplenty in popular culture, literature, the arts, and the media. Their appeal is wide-ranging and varied, manifested among other things in the countless blog and special interest sites devoted to them online, and in the vast number of books published on various aspects of Tudor history and culture.

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