• Previous events:

    5 and 6 June 2014 Challenges of Active Ageing for Equality Law and for the Workplace Symposium, programme (PDF 170KB)
    6 March 2014

    What has the European Union ever done for Women? A poster can be found here (PDF 175KB).

    Professor Simonetta Manfredi of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice gave a lecture on the influence of female academics, politicians and activists in shaping European policies to advance gender equality, along with key EU legislation on gender equality and reflection on the impact for women in Britain. This lecture formed part of the programme for Oxford International Women's Festival 2014

    Powerpoint Presentation (PDF 1.07MB)

    2012/2013 Seminar series (PDF 203KB)
    12 December 2013

    Furthering Children’s Rights and Women’s Rights Corporate social responsibility and philoanthropocapitalism.

    A seminar by Dr. Mariya Ali.

    Dr Mariya Ali was the Deputy Minister for Health and Family in the Maldives from 2009-2011 holding the portfolio of social services.  In this role she implemented many projects with the corporate sector to enhance women and children’s rights. She is an advocate for children’s rights under Islamic law and works as a human rights consultant.

    Powerpoint presentation (PDF 3.52MB)

    28 November 2013 Public Sector Equality Duty - round-table discussion on the future of the duty following the recent government review and the challenges of implementation in a time of diminishing resources.
    7 March 2013 Katherine Connelly draws inspiration from the struggles of Sylvia Pankhurst.
    5 March 2013 Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University will be in conversation with Shabana Mahmood MP (PDF 243KB) 
    2-12 March 2013 Oxford International Women's Festival in its 24th year
    14 February 2013 Women + Leadership - The VP of the EU talks quotas - the Vice President of the European Union and Commissioner for Justice Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding spoke at Harcourt Hill about EU action to increase gender diversity on company boards. Her proposed directive will introduce a legally binding quota of 40 per cent of women on non-executive boards of listed companies across Europe by 2020. After a progress update for the UK by Professor Susan Vinnicombe (Cranfield University), the event concluded with a lively panel discussion chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer.
    14 February 2013 Love Rights and Love Rites in Civil Partnerships and same-sex marriage - a seminar by Professor Peter Edge for LGBT History Month (PDF 281KB) 
    18 January 2013 Workshop: Fundamental Rights In Europe: A Matter For Two Courts
    29 November 2012 Women's Career Re-engagement after Maternity Leave: Claudia Filsinger, Oxford Brookes Business School (Presentation PDF 1.23MB) 
    31 October 2012 Women and Leadership - what can be done to close the Gender Gap? (PDF 248KB) 
    23, 25, 26 October 2012 Equality Issues in Research Careers - seminars for academic staff (PDF 55KB) 
    11 October 2012 UN Day of the Girl
    15 September 2012 Feminism symposium (PDF 712KB)
    27 June 2012 Seldon round table July 2012 - a report on a discussion with senior representatives of employers both from the public and the private sector, academics and policy makers to discuss the implications of the Seldon Case - Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes [2008] - around age discrimination and retirement. (PDF 418KB)
    20 June 2012

    Former model Nicole Lively leading a discussion of the ways in which the industry not only impacts on models themselves but contributes to a culture of hostility and impossibility.

    For a podcast of the presentation, click here (MP3)

    Brief notes around the following discussion click here. (PDF 190KB) 

    Modelling the female 20 June 2012 (PDF 32KB) 

    28, 31 March and 5 May 2011 Managing flexible retirement and extended working lives 
    17 February 2011 Retirement and age discrimination
    2 December 2008 Developing good practice in managing age diversity in the higher education sector conference
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