Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

The next Meno-Pause for Thought Café dates have been arranged throughout 2020. These are informal café meet ups providing opportunity for discussion and peer support. We plan to spend the first 15 minutes of each café discussing a relevant theme or resource before we move to tea, chat and peer support. All staff are welcome….
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex staff and PGR students. This will take place online using Microsoft Teams. For further information, including how to join the meeting, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex staff and PGR students. This will take place online using Microsoft Teams. For further information, including how to join the meeting, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk

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The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every…
UKDHM in 2019 will focus on disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance.  UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the Disabled People’s Movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970 to the present…
On Wednesday 20 November the University will mark Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to remember trans and non-binary people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia, and to raise awareness of transphobic violence worldwide.   This year marks the official 20th anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance, which started in 1999. In…
The Temple Women’s Forum North and the School of Law welcomes Dame Julia Macur as she reflects on her experiences as the UK’s first female Senior Presiding Judge. Dame Julia Macur was called to the Bar in 1979 and was a practising barrister in the Midland and Oxford Circuit between 1979 and 2005. In 1998…
  A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
Leading environmentalist Fazlun Khalid will talk about what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change. The dangers we face from climate change are well documented and Climate Action Tracker tells us that Morocco is the only country in the world that is on course to achieve the 1.5 degrees Celsius target…
World Menopause Day – Friday 18th October The menopause and its potential impact is one of the last health taboos and the management of gender-specific health issues other than pregnancy are rarely discussed in the workplace. A working group from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, in collaboration with Health and wellbeing services, welcome all staff…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
An outstanding panel of three stellar writers with Jamaican roots – Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Colin Grant (Bageye at the Wheel) and Hannah Lowe (Long Time, No See) – in conversation with Dawn Cameron. How do they capture a spectrum of Jamaican narratives and characters, from saints to sinners and everything between?…