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 Global Development*.

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Upcoming events

  • 18th October 2023 - Thi Bogossian - Migration and Transnationalism: Polish children in post-Brexit England (EDU-DEV Seminar)
  • 9th November 2023 - Dr Jenna Mittelmeier - How might common practices with international students perpetuate ‘othering’? (EDU-DEV Seminar)
  • 13th December 2023 - Petar Jandric - Postdigital Educational Research
  • 14th December 2023 - Hustling by degree? Essays, exams and new student subjectivities (EDU-DEV Seminar)
  • 24th January 2024 - Dr Igor' Kontorovich - Research-infused teacher-led innovations in Higher Education: The case of mathematics
  • 20th September 2022 - Giorgos Psycharis - Studying trainee teacher educators’ design and use of (digital) resources
  • 23rd January 2023 - Dr Ryan Storr - LGBTIQ-WTF? Using research for good - Influencing policy and practice in sport and beyond.
  • 4th May 2023 - Mary P Sheridan - Accountability Matters: Using Feminist Institutional Ethnography to examine Antiracist Initiatives in Higher Education


  • 13th June 2022 - Rikke Toft Nørgård - Between the hopepunk and the grimdark: envisioning alternative higher education futures
  • 9th May 2022 - Professor Alejandro González-Martín - What happens when calculus is used by other professionals: examples in Engineering and Economics
  • 25th April 2022 - Dr Esther Priyadharshini - Book seminar: Pedagogies for the Post-Anthropocene
  • 28th March 2022 - Dr Rebecca Westrup - Writing skills: Reflections on the process of writing a book for students as scholarship activity
  • 15th March 2022 - Professor Judith Suissa - Where and how will Education take place?
  • 14th March 2022 - Dr Kate Russell - Erin Parisi: Experiences as a trans* mountain climber
  • 7th March 2022 - Panel Debate - Violence and wellbeing in the context of #FeesMustFall: a rapid photovoice project with student activists from South Africa
  • 4th March 2022 - Dr Daniel Rhind and Dr James Newman - Exploring Athlete Welfare in Sport
  • 28th February 2022 - Panel Debate - Learning and social movements: global perspectives from youth activists
  • 22nd February 2022 - Geoff Hinchcliffe - Why has Education become so instrumental?
  • 8th February 2022 - Victoria Showunmi and Sophie Scott-Brown - Beyond the Ivory Tower
  • 1st February 2022 - Professor John Elliot - Why is Lawrence Stenhouse still important?
  • 24th January 2022 - Dr Kay Sidebottom - Disruptive Pedagogies: Radical Education in Posthuman Times 
  • 19th January 2022 - Matt Baille Smith - Volunteering, learning and power: the experiences of young refugees in Uganda
  • 9th December 2021 - International UNESCO webinar on Family literacy and indigenous learning (with interpretation in Spanish, French and Arabic)

*As part of their 50th anniversary celebration in 2023, the School of International Development has changed its name to the School of Global Development.