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November 2018

Where are the ethics in business?

6th November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Co Antrim BT9 5EE United Kingdom
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The news is full of examples of businesses behaving badly. Construction giant Carillion built up huge debts, Cambridge Analytica hoovered up personal data without consent, and Facebook and Apple have dodged taxes. Reading about these scandals may well make you ask the question: Can a business ever be ethical? Does succeeding in business mean 'survival of the fittest' and making a profit at any cost? This interactive workshop will explore what ethics can and does mean in a business environment. What…

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History counts: Using numbers to understand the past

7th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Co Antrim BT9 5EE United Kingdom
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Ever wondered how data can shine a light on the past? Data is a very important part of studying history. For example, the UK census has been collected every 10 years since 1801, and reading it can tell us a huge amount about what life was like a hundred years ago. It can tell us how many people lived in different places, what jobs they did, how long they lived for and how cramped their houses were. This workshop aims…

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Best practice in Arts Management and Cultural Policymaking

7th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brian Friel Theatre, 20 University Road
Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Calling all arts and cultural professionals! Join us as we showcase new research that questions the notion of ‘best practice’ in the arts and cultural sector. With Dr Victoria Durrer. To register please click here,

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Climate change: how do we respond?

7th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Are you passionate about combatting climate change? This public event offers a space for shared learning and dialogue around climate change and societal responses to the key challenges facing our society and planet. With Dr Amanda Slevin. To register please click here. 

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Thinking in time: the developmental psychology of future-thinking

9th November 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Following a discussion about how future-related decision-making changes as children get older, we invite you to take part in a live experiment where you can try out a variety of the computer-based tasks used in our research. With Professor Teresa McCormack from Queen's University Belfast. To register please click here. 

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Lecture by Conor McGinn MP, Labour Party

22nd November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of Queen's University Belfast's Policy Engagement Lecture Series, Mr Conor McGinn MP will be visiting Queen's on Thursday 22 November to deliver a lecture entitled "Rights, Responsibilities and Respect: Building the Common Good."

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December 2018

Queen’s Policy Engagement Christmas Brexit Clinic

12th December 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
LAN 01/052, Lanyon Building, QUB
Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NF United Kingdom
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The next Brexit Clinic will take place on Wednesday 12 December at 12.30pm in Room 01/052, above the Senate Room, Main Campus, Queen’s University Belfast.

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January 2019

Simon Coveney: ‘Maintaining the habit of Co-operation’

9 January @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Queen's University Policy Engagement Lecture Series provides a platform for meaningful discussion, engaged debate, and open dialogue on a range of today's most pressing issues. It honours the commitments made in the University's Social Charter to engage civic conversations, knowledge exchange and intercultural dialogue.

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Public Event: ‘Brexit’ – Trade Union Perspectives

30 January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Trade Union panel and open floor discussion on the UK withdrawal from the EU.

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February 2019

The Purpose of Universities Today – Public Lecture

14 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Public debates about the role of universities have tended to be polarised in recent years.

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