September 2002 – August 2003

August 2003

Visitors to the Centre included Theresa Lorenzo and Brian Watermeyer from the Disability Studies programme at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

July 2003

Congratulations to those of our PhD and undergraduate students who graduated this month.

Mark Priestley travelled to Bremen (Germany) to present a paper at the SommerUni on Disability Studies in Deutschland.

Visitors to the Centre included a delegation from the Centre for Independent Living in Sophia (Bulgaria).

June 2003

We are pleased to announce that the Disability Rights in Europe conference is now confirmed for 25-26 September 2003 (follow the link for more information and a booking form)

Visitors to the Centre this month included Antti Teittinen of Kehitysvammaliitto ( Finnish Association on Mental Retardation)

May 2003

Confirmation was received of a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council for an exciting new research project, in collaboration with the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, to investigate local and regional factors in the implementation of direct payments legislation across the UK. More details will appear on our project pages later in the year.

A new disability journal group will meet every two weeks on a Friday lunchtime. Please contact Katy Bailey if you are interested in attending.

April 2003

Welcome to Ikhlaq Din, who joined the Centre on a temporary research contract for three months.

Colin Barnes travelled to Tenerife for the European Congress on Independent Living 2003

March 2003

We are pleased to announce that all of the chapters from the out of print title Doing Disability Research are now freely available in our online resource archive.

Colin Barnes travelled to Vienna (Austria) to present a paper to the OECD.

Mark Priestley travelled to the University of Cape Town (South Africa) to work with students, staff and local activists, as part of our British Council link programme between the two universities.

February 2003

The second event in the ESRC seminar series was held at the Institute of Education in London, and focused on the social model and research.

Planning is now well advanced for the inaugaral conference of the UK Disability Studies Association in September 2003 (in collaboration with the Universtities of York and Lancaster). There is an open call for papers.

Congratulations to Debby Phillips on the successful defence of her PhD thesis on Women, Learning Difficulty and Identity: a study through personal narratives.

January 2003

Copngratulations to Elly Macha, who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Factors Inhibiting Visually Impaired Women in Accessing Education in Tanzania: the case of Dodoma and Tabora regions

Visitors this month included Gudrun Stefansdottir (University of Iceland).

December 2002

We are pleased to announce that all of the chapters from the out of print title Disability Studies: Past, Present and Future are now freely available on our web site (follow the link for a list of contents).

Seasons greetings to all our friends and supporters.

November 2002

The first event in our ESRC seminar series was held in Leeds and attended by an invited audience of academics, activists, research students and policy makers.

October 2002

Work has continued this month to co-ordinate mobilisation of a European Network on Disability Studies.

Visitors to the Centre included an official delegation from the French government, and Ann-Marie Callas of the National Commission for Disabled People (Malta).

September 2002

Carolyn Baylies and Elly Macha travelled to the University of Cape Town (South Africa) as part of an ongoing curriculum development partnership exchange.

Welcome to all our new students enrolling for the undergraduate module and Diploma/Master’s degree in Disability Studies.

Visitors to the Centre this month included Donna Wong (University of Hong Kong) and Margaret Mathiang (Sudan).