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Conversation Series

The Centre runs a regular and lively Conversation Series featuring guest speakers from disabled people's organisations, NGOs and academia. All of these events are open to members of the disability community and allies as well as to university staff and students.

We welcome suggestions for future guest speakers from academia, disability activism and the wider policy community. Events open to the disability community and allies are advertised using the Disability Research Discussion list.


Disability Studies Conference

We are delighted to announce that the Centre for Disability Studies is launching a new biennial Disability Studies Conference that creates a space where researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world come together to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies. The next Disability Studies conference will take place from 3rd to 5th September 2024 on the University of Leeds campus.

CDS Postgraduate Conferences

We also encourage our postgraduate students to run conferences and to take part in Faculty and School postgraduate conferences. The 2023 CDS Postgraduate Conference took place on Saturday 21st October 2023.

In 2018 postgraduate students were involved in a Disability Studies stream at the School of Sociology and Social Policy's Annual Postgraduate Conference.

Four students stand smiling. They are attending the annual postgraduate conference.

(Left to right) Rebecca Porter, Hannah McGurk, Gayatri Gulvady and Bethan Gifford. Presenters at Annual Postgraduate Conference 2018.