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November 2021

Not Just a Pretty Picture: Art as a Historical Source

18th November 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Art galleries are full of artwork appreciated for their great artistic and aesthetic qualities, but what about the local art collection? This talk will look at the different ways that artwork can be used in local history research.

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December 2021

Putting History on the TV and the Radio

9th December 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Compared to other academic disciplines, History gets a lot of prime time TV and radio time. It's consistently popular, but what are the effects of the compromises needed to keep the viewers and listeners happy? This talk will give you an opportunity discuss how history has been broadcast. 

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February 2022

Muslims in Leicester

10th February @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free

The session will cover a large ethnographic action research project – Muslims in Leicester – conducted for the Open Society Foundation and published in 2010. Dilwar Hussain, who coordinated the research, talks about this interesting project.

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March 2022

Networking in the past: funerary networks in central Italy in the first millennium BC

10th March @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
An Etruscan tumulus tomb

An examination of tomb types in different communities along the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas and in the Apennines. What can this category of evidence tell us about identities and a sense of belonging to different social and political networks?

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April 2022

Dropped from Hell to Heaven: Internment in Switzerland during the First World War.

14th April @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Free
helmet sitting on a stone slab

A talk on a more positive aspect of the wartime experience for prisoners of war who had already been through the hell of battle, wounding and incarceration - humanitarian internment in neutral Switzerland.

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May 2022

Understanding yourself and why you do what you do

7th May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£45
A person starring in the mirror pondering on self

This workshop aims to look at why do we do what we do. During it you will gain insight, through exploration of the three cornerstone approaches of psychotherapy and counselling, to help understand ourselves and find answers to the question of why we do what we do.
This workshop is repeated on Saturday 14 May.

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Understanding your stress or anxiety and how to manage it

7th May @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£45
a person with their head in their hands sitting in front of a laptop, documents and a cup of coffee

Aims of this workshop is to look at why do we feel stress or anxiety so much in our lives and what can we do to manage it better?

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Understanding your relationships and how to manage them

14th May @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£45
two hands clasped together

Why do we struggle to understand our relationships with family, friends or colleagues? What can we do to manage them better? A workshop suitable for both personal and professional development.

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Resilience and….Burnout

18th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£40
person holding their head in their hands

A course for those working in psychological and caring/helping professions to help foster your own and your clients' resilience and selfcare.

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Resilience and….working with trauma

19th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£40
An image of a distressed person with a comforting hand on their shoulder.

Working with trauma can present a unique challenge for the helping professional. This workshop will present the ways in which the helper can be impacted by engaging with
trauma and how they can help themselves so that they can continue to help others.

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