ESRC Festival of Social Science @BU features ‘Methods to Diversity’ and the film, Rufus Stone

BU’s involvement in the ESRC Festival of Social Science includes a one-day event entitled, “Pathways to Impact: ageing, diversity, connectivity and community” on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (GMT) being held at the Executive Business Centre, 7th Floor.

The day will feature stimulating activities and informal discussions about diversity, the potential damage of discrimination experienced by many older gay and lesbian citizens, and what can be done about it. 

Equality South West’s Chief Executive Katie Pratt will start off the day with highlights from their survey, “Pride Progress & Transformation”.

Members of BU’s LGB Research Advisory Committee will be on hand to informally share their experiences of working on BU projects.

A screening of the award winning, Bournemouth produced short film, Rufus Stone will follow Rufus Stone the movie blog.

Following a networking lunch, the big event of the day is the launch the Method Deck, Methods to Diversity – a learning tool to inspire agencies, practitioners and communities to think about diversity within their ageing population. Methods to Diversity is a playful compendium of information, practical tips and engaging exercises to help agencies and community groups think creatively about their approach to working with older lesbian and gay people.

Space is VERY limited (60 participants) and will fill up fast.  If you are interested in attending, please register quickly at

The event is free, including lunch and a set of the Methods to Diversity cards. 

Any questions?  Please contact Dr Lee–Ann Fenge

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