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Speakers talk about subjects they are passionate or knowledgeable about (contact if you’d like to be a future speaker).

Faith, Belief and Culture in HE

Roundtable hosted by the University of Northampton's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team

Tuesday 30th April 2024, 12.30 to 1.30pm, Tpod C, Learning Hub.

Join us in a discussion that explores faith, belief and culture in higher education. We’ll be discussing the importance of inter-community dialogue, allyship and how celebrating each other’s cultures and identities looks like in practice.

Share your perspective and lived experiences and meet UON’s newly formed Faith & Belief Staff Forum.

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Are there any benefits to fishing?

Sue Galloway, from the Northampton Nene Angling Club, shares her love of fishing...

Friday 3rd May 2024, 1 to 2pm, Tpod C, Learning Hub

The benefits to fishing are numerous. Just being out in nature, enjoying the beauty, peace and tranquility can help reduce stress levels, promoting a sense of calmness and well-being. There are physical benefits too. Come along and find out more.

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Walk this way: wearing eighteenth century shoes

Professor of History, Matthew McCormack, talks about walking in someone else’s shoes…

Thursday 16th May 2024, 12.30 to 1.30pm, Tpod C, Learning Hub.

What were shoes like to wear in the eighteenth century?

Shoes in this period were very different to the ones we wear today. We can tell this from surviving examples in museum collections, but in order to find out what a shoe is really like to wear you have to actually wear it, which is not possible with fragile and valuable historic artefacts.

As part of my project on “Shoes and the Georgian Man” I therefore commissioned a pair of replica late-eighteenth-century men’s shoes and wore them for an extended period, documenting the experience through autoethnographic writing and photography. This session will share my findings and will be an opportunity to get some hands-on (and maybe feet-on) experience of Georgian objects.

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