Disabled people and employment
(for day of action on disability equality in education)
Jo Ingold with Liz Oliver
1pm – 2pm, Quaker Meeting House
The Mathematics of Voting
1pm – 2pm, Quaker Meeting House (upstairs room)
Healthcare and the Pharmaceutical Industry: What Is To Be Done?
2pm – 3pm, Quaker Meeting House (upstairs room)
Student mental health and the role of academics – an open conversation
2pm – 3pm, Quaker Meeting House
Opportunity for conversation between academics and students about academics’ role in relation to student mental health problems. This is a discussion & sharing of ideas facilitated by a non-specialist.
Building a coalition for climate action @Leeds
2pm – 3pm, Fenton pub
How do we do action short of a strike? UCU Researchers @Leeds
3pm – 4pm, Fenton pub
Training Sawbones: A (slightly) ghastly history of teaching doctors in Leeds
Guided walk around Leeds. Meet in the Grand Arcade’s exit to Vicar Lane, LS1 6PG. We’ll finish near the LGI.
1pm – 3pm.
How did people become doctors in Leeds? Why were some students expelled?Who were the teachers? Who and how could access medical help? What does architecture have to do with all of these? While wandering around the city we will answer these and many other questions, talk about student pranks, learn the history of some of Leeds’ iconic buildings and step into the lives of medical students, teachers and patients from the early 19th century onwards. There will be “hard facts”, curious anecdotes, urban legends and gruesome stories of disease, blood and broken bones. No prior knowledge is needed and all are welcome! The walk will take approximately 2 hours and will be around 2 miles long with frequent stops. There is a nice pub nearby where we can warm ourselves and chat about Leeds’ medical history a little more after the walk.
Out of Office: Foraging and Feminist Reading in Meanwood Park
Elspeth Mitchell with Asa Roast
2pm – 4pm.
Meet at the entrance to Meanwood Park Café
Part reading group, part mushroom foraging, part holly and ivy gathering expedition. Bring your mushroom ID books, mushroom knives and baskets — or just yourself! We will provide copies of extracts from two texts, (‘Nose Hair: Love it or Leave it? the lovecidal of bodies that filter’ by Xin Lui and ‘Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species: For Donna Haraway’ by Anna Tsing) which we will read and discuss while foraging for fungi. As it is quite late in the season for mushrooms, Asa will share with us the best spot for ivy in the park. The walk will last at least two hours and you are welcome to join us for a drink afterwards. Please dress warmly and wear suitable footwear. To register your interest and for any questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org