Staffs Uni launches exciting Spring events programme

“Staffordshire University is part of the community and events like this are a great way to bring people together and make connections across the city and county."

Julie Waddicor, Head of Communications

Staffordshire University is throwing open its doors for a packed programme of free public events this Spring.

The next few months will see the return of the popular Profs in the Pav series and a range of talks from academics and public figures at the University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Highlights include an adventure-filled talk by Honorary Graduate Levison Wood who returns to the University for a residency in March. The Staffordshire-born television explorer, author and photographer will share tales of life on the road and his transition from Parachute Regiment soldier to modern day explorer.

Several special lectures will commemorate key events including Holocaust Memorial Day in January, when Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls will reflect on a decade of work documenting Holocaust landscapes and sites of mass violence across Europe.

Dr Laura Walton-Williams will deliver the public lecture #It's Not Ok during Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, informed by her work exploring how sexual assault investigations can be improved in the UK. On International Women’s Day in March Dr Elizabeth Boath, Professor of Health and Wellbeing, will share her quarter century of research on perinatal mental health and wellbeing in her Inaugural Professorial Lecture Rock-a-bye Baby.

Profs in the Pav will provide an informal setting to get to know academic experts  with an interactive talk about the computer games industry by Minhua Eunice Ma, Professor of Games Technology, and an insight into the evolving science of body recovery used in police investigations by John Cassella, Professor of Forensic Science Education.

Julie Waddicor, Head of Communications at Staffordshire University, said: “Staffordshire University is part of the community and events like this are a great way to bring people together and make connections across the city and county. I'd encourage everyone to come on to campus, see our facilities and meet our amazing academics. There's a very warm welcome waiting for you!”

The full programme of Spring events at Staffordshire University's Stoke-on-Trent campus is as follows:

  • A Career in Conflict: Archaeological Approaches to Investigating Holocaust Landscapes by Caroline Sturdy Colls, Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation, Monday 29 January

  • #It's Not Ok by Dr Laura Walton-Williams, Tuesday 6 February

  • Profs in the Pav: Level up - games beyond entertainment! by Minhua Eunice Ma, Professor of Games Technology, Tuesday 27 February

  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Rock-a-bye Baby by Dr Elizabeth Boath, Professor of Health and Wellbeing, Thursday 8 March

  • Modern Exploration by Levison Wood, Tuesday 20 March

  • Profs in the Pav: A Spoonful of Murder: The evolving science of body recovery by John Cassella, Professor of Forensic Science Education, Thursday 29 March


To book your place at any of the above events please email comms@staffs.ac.uk or call 01782 295860. Further information about all Staffordshire University events can be found at www.staffs.ac.uk/events/

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