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Our Bigger Story: a multi-media evaluation of Big Local

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham with Mandy Wilson, Creative Media and Paul Morgans (independent film maker) has won the contract to be a part of the evaluation Big Local.
Date:
25 February 2015

Is it fair to ask volunteers to run library services?

Description
Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), John Mohan, appeared on the Mark Forrest show on BBC local radio, to talk about the relevance of TSRC research to the issue of library services being taken over by volunteers.
Date:
24 February 2015

New migrant health beliefs, values and experiences

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) are holding a workshop event to present findings from their research study on migrant health histories, on 17 April 2015 at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
23 February 2015

Blog: Commonplace diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

Description
Read latest LSE Blog from Susanne Wessendorf, 'Commonplace Diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney'.
Date:
17 February 2015

Community action and social media research: Position Statement

Description
The below the radar work-stream at the Third Sector Research Centre is undertaking research into how and whether community groups use social media to organise community action.
Date:
17 February 2015

New book published on 'Women, Disability and Mental Distress'

Description
Women, Disability and Mental Distress published by Ashgate this month, is based on Birmingham alumnus Julia Smith's doctorate.
Date:
16 February 2015
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IASS Events

Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future

Date
17 March 2015 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
Description
CHASM seminar, 'Mind the (housing) gap: Patterns of family wealth, past, present, future.'
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Current Research in Superdiversity

Date
17 March 2015 (13:00-16:30)
Location:
Midland Heart 20 Bath Row Birmingham B15 1LZ
Description
At this event, hosted by Midland Heart, you will hear about 10 projects exploring different aspects of superdiversity and migration, many of them in Birmingham.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election

Date
20 March 2015 (09:30-11:00)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
Seminar by Professor Mark Drakeford, on Devolution and Social Policy after the 2015 General Election.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

TEDx 2015: Britishness, equality and inclusion towards a future manifesto

Date
21 March 2015 (10:00-16:30)
Location:
Aston Webb Building
Description
Social Policy's Chris Allen will be taking part in this year's TEDx event, an opportunity to hear ideas at the pioneering end of research.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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