I-SPHERE hosts a series of seminars throughout the year with guest speakers from across the UK and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Unless otherwise specified, seminars are held in the William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.

Directions and a campus map

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to be added to our seminar circulation list contact Jill – j.mcintyre@hw.ac.uk


I-SPHERE Seminar – Autumn Roesch-Marsh

Date: January 22, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: Rm 1.08, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Wellbeing and Transition: The needs of BME, migrant and refugee children and their families

 Autumn Roesch-Marsh from Edinburgh University will be presenting a seminar on the needs of BME, migrant and refugee children and families following her fantastic work in this area.  Join us in the William Arrol Building at Heriot Watt for insights, debate, soft refreshments and cakes at our first seminar of 2020.

I-SPHERE Seminar – John McKendrick

Date: February 26, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Child Poverty and Play

Professor John McKendrick, director the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit (SPIRU) at Glasgow Caledonian University will be talking about his research on the impact of poverty on children’s play.
Everyone is welcome.

I-SPHERE Seminar – Paul Anderson

Date: April 22, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

How the Homelessness Reduction Act became law

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2019 is the biggest legislative change in homelessness law in over 40 years.  Paul Anderson from Homelessness Link will share his insights on how the Act came into being.