Bristol Conversations in Education research seminar series

Bristol Conversations in Education is a seminar series which showcases world-class, impactful, cross-disciplinary research about education.


Find out more about research in the School of Education.

Recordings and PowerPoint

You can view the powerpoint presentation or recording of Bristol Conversations in Education seminars.

The series aims to promote lively discussion around teaching, learning and leadership in education and is aimed at researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Each seminar is hosted by a leading academic from our research centres and networks. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is free to attend but registration is required.



07 February, 13:00-14:00 (GMT), Online

Multistakeholder Initiatives in education: an analysis of Portuguese-speaking African Small States
Dr Rui da Silva (Center for African Studies, University of Porto)

21 February, 14:00-15:00 (GMT), Hybrid

Postdigital Research and Human-Data Interaction: Discussing Recent Works and Future Publishing / Editing Opportunities
Petar Jandrić (Zagreb University of Applied Sciences/Bath Spa University) and Sarah Hayes (Bath Spa University)

27 February, 14:00-15:00 (GMT), Online

A world beyond rankings? Looking to the Cooperative Movement for Alternative Models of Governance for Higher Education
Michelle Stack (Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia)


12 March, 12:00-13:00 (GMT), Online

Softly non-spoken: designing and using soft robotics as communication aids
Speakers TBC

20 March, 13:00-14:00 (GMT), Online

Visionary Forethoughts
David Staley (Department of History, Ohio State University)

20 March, 16:00-17:00 (GMT), Hybrid

Salim Vally (University of Johannesburg)


22 May, 13:00-14:00 (GMT), Hybrid

Challenging Approaches to Academic Career-making
Celia Whitchurch (IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education)



Catch up on past Bristol Conversations seminars on the Bristol Conversations in Education recordings webpages.

Past Events

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