Past Events

This page is regularly updated by the Connected Communities Team and individual projects with upcoming events. These events are a great way for everyone, from researchers and community partners to members of the public, to get involved in the programme.

Community University Partnership Initiative Match Events

Knowle West Media Centre, 22 March 2018 10:30 am

Click here for information on an exciting new opportunity for community-based organisations and business that want to work with university partners!   The Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) aims to broker and kick start new partnerships between academics and communities. Read more

Maker-Centric: Learning through Sharing

Soho House Museum, 8 December 2017 10:15 am

This event is part of the AHRC Connected Communities project, Maker-Centric Building place-based, co-making communities( This day is presented as a knowledge exchange event in which project researchers, artists and community groups from Wolverhampton and Birmingham will share their experience of the project and demonstrate the artefacts they have produced. Read more

Leapfrog Tool Fest: Tools for Engagement, Consultation & Collaboration

Imagination Lancaster, 5 December 2017 9:30 am

  Over the past 3 years, Leapfrog has helped create over 30 engagement tools, all co-designed with people who want to do better consultation, engage more people and build new relationships with colleagues, customers and communities. Our partners include young people in care, community groups, librarians, the NHS, national park staff, volunteers and policy makers. Read more

Punk in the Provinces

Norwich Arts Centre, 23 November 2017 6:00 pm

40 years on from punk rock, come and join in an evening’s conversation between local fans from Norwich in ‘77, journalists and academics discussing the significance and legacy of punk in the provinces. . 6pm                Doors open . 6.15      Welcome to the evening: Prof George McKay and Dr Lucy Wright, UEA . Read more

Reggae Futures

Senate House, 2 November 2017 9:30 am

Reggae Futures is a pair of reggae-focused research events over two days in London bringing together the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Reggae Research Network and Bass Culture Research projects.   If you would like to attend one or both of these events, please register on our Eventbrite page. Read more

Archives, Activism and Social Media

G06/07, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site, 21 September 2017 3:00 pm

There are a limited number of places available. The event is free to attend but registration is essential. To book your place please click here or use the online booking link on this page.  . Archives, Activism and Social Media Building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice . Read more

Co-Creating Cities and Communities

Watershed, 12 July 2017

A Summer Forum | 12 & 13 July 2017 | for the AHRC Connected Communities Programme, Urban Living Pilots and project teams involved in collaborative or co-produced research within the wider AHRC themes. Call for Papers to come together and discuss how academic research, communal engagement and collaborative action can re-build and re-energise the city, with community interests put firmly at the centre. Read more

Leapfrog Summer School

, 11 July 2017

Effective Engagement, Capturing Value, and Evidencing Impact in Research Call for Participation | 11th – 13th July 2017 | Lancaster University This is a call for applications to participate in the second Leapfrog 3 day Summer School in July. This year’s school is looking at effective, impactful engagement as part of the research process. Read more

Creative Methods for Research and Community Engagement Summer School

Keele University, 6 July 2017

PhD students and Early Career Researchers are welcome at this event organised by the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC) at Keele University.   The Summer School will be held in central England at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (6-7 July) and Keele University campus (8 July), where you will experience the KAVE ( and our Makerspace facilities ( Read more

Global Challenges Research Fund and Collaborative Research: A Connected Communities Symposium

The Elizabeth Fry Building, 6 June 2017 10:00 am

  We are pleased to announce a special one-day symposium on Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) projects and activities, focused on areas of interest around collaborative research, including co-production, arts and humanities research, creative practice, and humanities-oriented development ideas and activity. Read more

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