The School of Education and Lifelong Learning host regular research seminars, inviting speakers renowned in their field of research to share their knowledge with a wider audience. There are also some joint seminars hosted with the School of International Development.

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Upcoming events

Seminars 2021-22

Date Speaker Title

9th December 2021


International UNESCO webinar on Family literacy and indigenous learning (with interpretation in Spanish, French and Arabic)

19th January 2022


Matt Baille Smith

Volunteering, learning and power: the experiences of young refugees in Uganda

24th January 2022

Dr Kay Sidebottom

Disruptive Pedagogies: Radical Education in Posthuman Times 

1st February 2022

Professor John Elliot

Why is Lawrence Stenhouse still important?

8th February 2022

Victoria Showunmi and Sophie Scott-Brown

Beyond the Ivory Tower

22nd February 2022

Geoff Hinchcliffe

Why has Education become so instrumental?

28th February 2022

Panel Debate

Learning and social movements: global perspectives from youth activists

4th March 2022

Dr Daniel Rhind and Dr James Newman

Exploring Athlete Welfare in Sport

7th March 2022

Panel Debate

Violence and wellbeing in the context of #FeesMustFall: a rapid photovoice project with student activists from South Africa

14th March 2022

Dr Kate Russell

Erin Parisi: Experiences as a trans* mountain climber

15th March 2022

Professor Judith Suissa

Where and how will Education take place?

28th March 2022

Dr Rebecca Westrup

Writing skills: Reflections on the process of writing a book for students as scholarship activity

25th April 2022

Dr Esther Priyadharshini

Book seminar: Pedagogies for the Post-Anthropocene

9th May 2022

Professor Alejandro González-Martín

What happens when calculus is used by other professionals: examples in Engineering and Economics


Seminars 2019-20

Date & Venue Speaker  Title 

27th Nov


TPSC 2.03

Ghislaine Gueudet

The"Resource" approach to (mathematics) education

Seminars 2018-19


Date & Venue



23rd Jan 2019.

TPSC 2.03

Jennifer Rowsell

Affect and Makerspaces: Nuancing and Complicating Makerspace Research

13st Feb 2019.

TPSC 2.03

Gunther Kress

And where to from here? Formal education as mirror of "the Social" - reflecting on the period 1978 to 2018

22nd May 2019.

TPSC 2.03

Jill Jeffery

Writing Development in Cross-National Perspective

Past Seminars


Date & Venue 



18th Oct


JSC 2.02

Dr Jude Fransman, Open University

Learning Technologies for Transnational Research Networks

15th Nov


TPSC 2.03

Professor Ken Hyland,

University of East Anglia

Academic Interaction:Where's it all going?

19th Jan


ARTS 2.03

Dr Michael Ward,

OECD Senior Policy Analyst

Pisa for Development

21st Feb


TPSC 2.03

Professor Carey Jewitt,

University College London

Multimodality and Researching Touch

2nd March


ARTS 2.03

Dr Tejendra Pherali,

UCL Institute of Education

Higher education and peace building: North-South partnership for academic development in Somaliland

6th March


Professor David Barton and Professor Mary Hamilton

Brian Street Memorial Lecture

9th March 


ARTS 2.03

Dr Catherine Jere,

University of East Anglia

Enhancing social impact: research on improving learning and retention of children affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi

24th April


LSB 1.40

Dr Ursula Wingate,

King's College London

Tutor-Student interaction in one-to-one academic writing tutorials

4th May


EFry 1.01

Dr Pablo Dalby,

University of East Anglia

Tutor-Student interaction in one-to-one academic writing tutorials

23rd May


ARTS 2.01

Dr Nelli Piattoeva,

University of Tampere, Finland

Childhood and schooling in socialist and post-socialist societies

13th June


TPSC 1.03

Professor Stephen Gorard,

Durham University

The 'New' Political Arthmetic of Poverty