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13 May 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified some of the challenges that care leavers can face. Research suggests that services have been responsive, but it's essential that we identify areas for improvement. Dr Niamh O’Brien and Anna Dadswell present findings from research which involved working with care leavers. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

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19 May 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

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Hear from our Societies Research Hub, as they discuss the psychology of pandemics including prejudice and altruism, health and commuting behaviours under lockdown, resilience in isolation and positive growth post-Covid. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

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19 May 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

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Join music therapist Izzy Swinhoe-Standen as she discusses the effects of music therapy in patients with dementia. Izzy will give examples of work with clients and provide an overview of research in this area. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

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20 May 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

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PhD researcher Pauline Davies talks about our current understanding of 'meaningful work', focusing on wellbeing and ways we can improve our experience of work. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

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21 May 2021, 00:00

  • Free

Find out more about climate finance - investment in climate solutions - at ClimateExp0. This free, virtual event precedes the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow. It's open to all.

Global Sustainability Institute ident


10 June 2021, 19:30 - 21:00

  • £10 or pay what you can

It’s fifty years since the dissolution of The Beatles. Whether you are a Beatles ‘superfan’ or someone who just wants to know what the Beatlemania fuss is all about, Essex Book Festival and Anglia Ruskin University have teamed up to host a very special event featuring arch-satirist Craig Brown, who will be talking to BBC Essex’s Tony Fisher about his latest multi award-winning book: 1 2 3 4: The Beatles in Time.

Craig Brown

14 June 2021, 19:00 - 20:00

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As part of Refugee Week, Ian Wolter, who created the sculpture ‘The Children of Calais’ talks about the inspiration for the artwork.

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17 June 2021, 19:00 - 20:00

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Asanté Boyce encourages conversation and connection on what Afropean may mean to different people and different communities, through testimony but also by exploring the deeply important history of the relationships of different European countries with Africa and its descendants.

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