Events and Activities


Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy Research Group and Seminar Programme 2016-2017

All sessions 1-2pm, Room C105 (unless otherwise stated), Cyncoed Campus

If you would like to attend any of these events, please contact Huw Jones on 029 20 417078 or e-mail

September 2016

28/09/16​ESRG research group meeting to discuss plans for the year     

October 2016

12/10/16 AHRG research group meeting to discuss plans for the year
19/10/16Dr David Oprava
The Codex Epiphanix

Dr Jacky Tyrie & Sian Sarwar
Rights, Power and Play: Control of play in school grounds. A case study from Wales.

Presenting: Dr Jacky Tyrie and Sian Sarwar
Contributors: Sandra Dumitrescu, Marianne Mannello, Chantelle Haughton, Mark Connolly and Cheryl Ellis


November 2016

02/11/16​ Liz Wright (Academic Associate)
Aragorn's Leadership

PhD (Humanities) students update on research


PhD (Education) students update on research

23/11/16​ Dr Carmen Casaliggi
From Coppet to Milan: Radical Culture and National Politics in the Romantic Literary Circles surrounding La Scala Opera House

Dylan Adams & Prof. Gary Beauchamp
Portals between worlds: A study of the experiences of seven groups of children aged 7-11 years from six different primary schools in Wales making music outdoors ​

Nick Young & Prof. Gary Beauchamp
'Examination of teachers' perceptions to the impact of introducing robotics to enhance 'Future Skills''

December 2016

07/12/16​ Dr Elizabeth English
'To find my real friends I have to travel a long way': Queer Time Travel in Katharine Burdekin's Speculative Fiction

January 2017

18/01/17​ Dr Dimitra Fimi
Tolkien's Modernist linguistic experiments

Dr David Greenslade
Poets on Paper Currency

February 2017

15/02/17​ Dr Kathryn Simpson 
Persuading Rachel: Woolf and Austen’s “little voyage of discovery”

Prof Gary Beauchamp and Nick Young
Paper 1:
Using tabletop technology: developing remote, synchronous collaboration in Key Stage 2’. Early findings from a collaborative project with Durham University where tabletop technologies allowed collaborative learning in history at KS2.

Paper 2:
Examination of teacher's perceptions to the impact of introducing robotics to enhance 'uture Skills

March 2017

01/03/17​ Dr Jan Huyton
Ethics Workshop - Researching Own Practice

Emma Thayer
Transitions in Approach, Shakespeare as a Constant – Our Journey with the Royal Shakespeare Company

​15/03/17Dr Michelle Deininger
‘“Worthy to stand beside the best portraits of George Eliot”: Lilian Bowen-Rowlands’The Piteousness of Passing
​22/03/17​​Stephen Gill (CSAD)
Impact Cases
​29/03/17Dr Kate North
Using Creative Writing to Explore Motherhood in the 21st Century
Presented at NAWE conference November 2016

April 2017

26/04/17​ Dan Anthony
Controlling ideas: trade marks, narrative and creativity

May 2017

03/05/17​ Dr Claire Flay-Petty & Dr Michelle Deininger
Scholarship and Sisterhood: Rediscovering Women's Collaborative Networks
​10/05/17Emeritus Professor David Egan
Education, Poverty and Policy Advocacy in Wales
17/05/17 PhD (Humanities) students update on research
​24/05/17 PhD (Humanities) students update on research
​31/05/17 Mirain Rhys (CSHS)
The Pupils' Debate: How do pupils in Wales feel about learning and speaking Welsh?

June 2017

07/06/17 Dr Elizabeth English
To find my real friends I have to travel a long way’: Queer Time Travel in Katharine Burdekin’s Speculative Fiction
​14/06/17Sally Bethell
Are PE Mentors one dimensional?