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Alexander Hamilton and the development of the American single market

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Broadway musical “Hamilton” celebrates the life of Alexander Hamilton. More than any other founding father Hamilton understood the implications of creating the ‘United States of America”. The lecture will examine the history of the Commerce Clause its role in creating the American Single market and the opposition the Commerce Clause has attracted for more than two hundred years from supporters of states rights. The lecture will compare Euro-Scepticism from Enoch Powel to Jacob Reese Mogg with the Anit-Federalist and States Rights tradition in American history.

What is a sustainable future?

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It’s easy to see sustainability as being about guilt, about stopping doing things. This lecture looks positively at sustainability and the future we want to inhabit. This is about what we want, not what we don’t want.

Medieval Romance: Unexpected Journeys and Meetings

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The experience of reading medieval – and indeed any – literature can open windows on to new worlds and novel encounters for the reader, with occasionally surprising consequences. This talk considers the ways in which reading medieval romance changed the life of a working class academic from a council estate, and presents some examples from medieval romance to show what this genre is capable of...

Security Online: Defence Against the Dark Arts

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Barely a week goes by without another story in the news related to cybersecurity. Passwords are stolen, credit card details hacked, personal information leaked. Our own university is regularly a target for phishing attacks.

Photograph of Mike Neary

Teamwork: Students as Producers

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student as Producer was established at the University of Lincoln in 2010 to embed research-engaged teaching as the organising principle for teaching and  across the institution. This approach to research-engaged teaching was informed by critical theory, critical pedagogy and popular education.  Mike Neary will talk about the practical and conceptual issues involved with implementing Student as Producer at Lincoln. He will go on to discuss the way in the pedagogic model is being used to create a new framework for higher education in the form of a co-operative university.

Head shot of Prof. Bruce Macfarlane

Freedom to Learn at University

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The student engagement movement has become a worldwide phenomenon and national student engagement surveys are now well-established internationally. Curriculum initiatives closely associated with student engagement policies include compulsory attendance requirements, class contribution grading, group and team working assignments and reflective exercises often linked to professional and experiential learning. These types of initiatives grade students for their ‘time and effort’ and commitment to active and participatory approaches to learning. They are justified...

The Sustainable Futures Theme: what we have learnt about interdisciplinary education so far, and what is next

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An Education Excellence seminar from Chris Priest.

Assessment in higher education conference

Assessment in Higher Education Conference 2019

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event will be the seventh international Assessment in Higher Education conference. This research and academic development conference is a forum for critical debate of research and innovation focused on assessment and feedback practice and policy. The themes for our 2019 conference will invite a wide range of papers, practice exchanges and posters. Themed poster presentations, accompanied by a short pitch from the authors, have been a particular strength of the conference and have encouraged networking by delegates.

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