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The Three Rs: Rights, Resistance and Reclamation 17 April 2013, 2.00pm. to 4.00pm.The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds in association with the Leeds Disability Action Group invites you to attend an afternoon seminar This is an afternoon seminar led by Debbie Jolly and Robert Williams-Findlay, Co-founders of Disabled People Against Cuts and will take…
August 2012 ‘Changing Lives Changing Times’, a performance by students from the Cathedral Academy of Performing Arts and Cockburn School will be held at Cockburn High School (Leeds) on Wednesday 17 October to conclude the ESRC Performing Disability Histories project, and as a prelude to this year’s Disability History Month. July 2012 Welcome to Prof…
August 2011 Dr Sonali Shah (Sociology and Social Policy) and Prof. Mick Wallis (Performance and Cultural Industries) were awarded a grant by the Economic and Research Council for a drama-based, one-year follow-on project enhancing the impact of previous research funded by the Nuffield Foundation. July 2011 Congratualations to all our students who graduated in this…
Anna Lawson presented a plenary address at the 11th Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR) in Reykjavic (Iceland). Jill Edwards and Sarah Woodin also presented papers to the conference. Members of CDS were amongst those who joined with thousands of disabled people and their allies for a major demonstration in London in…
August 2010 A well-earned holiday for everyone at CDS… July 2010 Congratulations to all of our students who received their degrees in the University’s summer graduation ceremonies. Ray Holt (Engineering) and Angharad Beckett (Sociology and Social Policy) were awarded a Leverhulme grant on’Designing for Inclusive Play: facilitating meaningful play between disabled and non-disabled children’. CDS…
August 2009 Visitors to the Centre included Vasilica Stamatin, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania). July 2009 Angharad Beckett and Nick Ellison (Sociology and Social Policy) hosted a dissemination day for researchers and teachers to discuss findings from the ESRC-funded project Disability Equality in English Primary Schools (DEEPS). An end of project conference is planned for 15 September….
August 2008 This year sees changes in the management of the Centre and the retirement of Dr Geof Mercer, a founding member who contributed extensively to CDS teaching, research and publications. We are grateful to Geof for his long-standing contribution to disability studies. Dr Laura Hemingway is appointed to a temporary lectureship (School of Sociology…
August 2007 Welcome to Dr Angharad Beckett on her appointment to a lecturership in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Angharad brings with her a major new ESRC research project on children’s views on disability and has recently published her first book Citizenship and Vulnerability: disability and issues of social and political engagement The…
August 2006 New findings are available from international research on disabled people’s access to the built environment. A new paper is available from the British Journal of Social Work based on ESRC-funded research on Direct payments and disabled people in the UK. July 2006 Congratulations to all of our students who graduated this month. Leeds…
August 2005 Congratulations to Bill Armer, who defended his PhD thesis on disability and new genetics. Colin Barnes travelled to the University of Western Australia to present an invited lecture on ‘Disability Activism and the Price of Success: A British Experience’. July 2005 Congratulations to those of our students who graduated this month, especially to…