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12 - 21 April 2021, 17:30 - 20:00

  • Free
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A series of public talks to educate, entertain and inspire hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

28 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

  • FREE

Find out how futures thinking can help policing prepare for tomorrow's risks, challenges and opportunities at this online talk from Nic Pole, Principal Analyst at the College of Policing.


13 May 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Free
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Some care leavers were already facing challenges, and for many this got worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research has suggested that services have been responsive to this, but it is essential that we hear from young people themselves, learn from best practice, and identify areas for improvement to support these young people. Dr Niamh O’Brien and Anna Dadswell present findings from research which involved working with care leavers themselves.

19 May 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

  • Free
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ARU’s Societies Research Hub will discuss the psychology of pandemics including: prejudice and altruism to (non)human carriers, health and commuting behaviours under lockdown, resilience in isolation and positive growth post-Covid-19.

19 May 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

  • Free
Four people sitting together drumming and shaking musical instruments.

Izzy Swinhoe-Standen is a music therapist with a specific interest in dementia. In this event Izzy defines music therapy, specifically with regards to the effects of music therapy in patients with dementia. She gives examples of work with clients and provide an overview of research in this area.

20 May 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Free
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Pauline Davies, ARU, gives an introduction to our current understanding of meaningful work and will focus on wellbeing and ways people can improve their experience of their work.