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October 2020

Annual Senator George J. Mitchell Peace Lecture 2020

29 October @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela - ‘After Remorse, the Impossibility of Repair.’ Hosted by BBC's William Crawley.

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November 2020

#KidsValueFood Online Cook Along

7 November @ 8:00 am - 15 November @ 5:00 pm

Online cooking class for kids with a focus on fun, food and different cooking skills.

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Homelessness: examining the effectiveness of existing approaches

9 November @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Sarah Miller, Dr Ciara Keenan and Dr Jennifer Hanratty at Queen’s discuss their reviews of different approaches to dealing with homelessness, including the effectiveness of accommodation-based interventions, discharge programmes, and accessibility of health and social care. The findings will be presented and there will be a chance to get involved in the discussion. This event will be recorded. Joining instructions for Zoom will be sent 24 hours in advance.

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What learning is needed for post-Covid arts and cultural industries?

9 November @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr Ali FitzGibbon hosts this event which will involve a discussion on future directions of and challenges to our creative sector with insights from Professor Mark Banks (University of Glasgow) and new research from students completing the MA in Arts Management at Queen’s. A Q&A and panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Natalia Grincheva (Honorary Digital Fellow at University of Melbourne) and will be accompanied by short digital summaries of student research. Join the discussion online and via #Tweetchat.…

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Brave New Virtual World

10 November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brave New Virtual World: Virtual Reality and its uses in Mental Health and Social Care

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Brexit and the Economy in Northern Ireland

10 November @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Post Brexit - The Future of the Northern Ireland Economy: A Panel Discussio

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Museum accessibility and challenges in the new normal

11 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As we begin to return to cultural venues, how do we ensure equal access for all? Queen's researcher Xi Wang hosts this event which focuses on museum accessibility for blind and partially sighted (BPS) visitors. The Royal National Institute of Blind People and researchers at Queen’s will discuss challenges faced by venues and ways in which social inclusion can be enhanced during these difficult times. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to engage via an online poll and…

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Creating a consumer-friendly sustainability label for food

11 November @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Creating a consumer-friendly sustainability label for food – challenges and opportunities

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Social Sciences Response to the Pandemic

12 November @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Social scientists at Queen's discuss their Covid research.

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Learning about Human Experiences with Machines

13 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning about Human Experiences with Machines: Towards a better healthcare system

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