The Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University met online from the beginning of January to the end of June 2021. We had an exciting programme of events on Fridays, at various times of the day to enable people to connect with us from different time zones.


Date Time


Speaker Title More information and registration
8 Jan 11.00 Sam Duncan, UCL Book launch: ‘Oral Literacies: When Adults Read Aloud’ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oral-literacies-book-launch-tickets-132075065075
15 Jan 15.00 Ross Young and Felicity Ferguson, Literacy for Pleasure Writing For Pleasure: theory, research and practice https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-for-pleasure-theory-research-and-practice-tickets-135534706957


22 Jan 12.00 Oksana Afitska , Lancaster University Use of academic language in primary classrooms: functions, patterns and learning outcomes  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136620542721


29 Jan 12.00 Emily Peach and Uta Papen, Lancaster  ‘Crying so hard that I’ll be physically ill over a piece of work’: academic literacy practices and student mental health. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136625742273


5 Feb 13.00 Navan Govender, University of Strathclyde “What are we supposed to do?”: Critical Literacies & Empire https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136629828495
11 Feb 13.00 Colin Penny, Lancaster Castle Museum Director  “Gay Graffiti at Lancaster Castle” In celebration of LGBT History Month, we are joining the Lancaster University LGBT+ network. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gay-graffiti-at-lancaster-castle-a-talk-with-dr-colin-penny-tickets-136800045619



12 Feb 12.00 Boris Vazquez-Calvo, Autonomous University of Madrid   Language learning entering the digital wilds: Catalan gamers as guerrilla fan translators https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/137589990365
19 Feb 15.00 Rachel Heydon Western University and Shelley Stagg Peterson, OISE, University of Toronto  The Case of the Ontario Right to Read Inquiry: A Trans-national Dialogue on Literacy, Disability, and Pedagogy in a Science of Reading Era  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138585959335


26 Feb 10.00 Rachael Levy, UCL and Mel Hall, Manchester Metropolitan University ‘No-one would sleep if we didn’t have books’: understanding shared reading practices in families. Book launch of Family Literacies: reading with young children https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/140283141653


5 Mar 17.00 Hervin Fernandez Aceves, Lancaster University Endemic social practices and autochthonous medieval texts: the charters and condaghes of Sardinia https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141139228231



12 Mar 15.00 Gee Macrory, Manchester Metropolitan University “Commas in the air”: new orthographies in the primary languages classroom https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142845806653


19 Mar 11.00 Soledad Montes Sánchez, Lancaster University Transitions in students writing: what do we know from theory and research? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142870598807
26 Mar 13.00 Jamie Duncan, Lancaster University

(currently based in Rio de Janiero)

Researching Protest Literacies https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142844518801



(British Summer Time)

16 Apr 11.00 Philomena Osseo-Asare, Sheffield University Book Launch:The Impacts of Language and Literacy Policy on Teaching Practices in Ghana https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148422649139


23 Apr 10.00 Lauren O’Hagan, Cardiff University Reading, Writing and… Rebellion: Rethinking Working-Class Life Through the Edwardian Book Inscription Book launch https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-writing-and-rebellion-llrc-book-launch-with-lauren-ohagan-tickets-150714975549


30 Apr 11.00 Katrin De Graef, Ghent University Cuneiform Lives. Mapping Old Babylonian Society through Prosopography https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cuneiform-lives-katrin-de-graef-lancaster-literacy-research-centre-tickets-150872625083
7 May no meeting
14 May 15.00 Liz Brewster, Lancaster University Experiences, interactions and interpretations: Bibliotherapy in theory and practice  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bibliotherapy-in-practice-liz-brewster-lancaster-literacy-research-centre-tickets-150876328159
21 May No meeting
28 May 15.00 Rachel Heydon, Western University (WU), Carla Ruthes Coelho, WU, Christopher Eaton, University of Toronto, Bronwyn John, WU, Pamela McKenzie, WU, Mary Ott, WU, Sandra Poczobut, WU, Wendy Shilton, University of Prince Edward Island, Zheng Zhang, Western University.  Reading Pedagogies of Equity: The Introduction of a Literacy Pedagogue Network to Promote Academic Reading in Teacher Education  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151973588093
4 June 12.00 Fernando Guzmán-Simón,Alejandra Pacheco-Costa and Eduardo García-Jiménez, all at University of Seville IMprovement Of multimoDAl LITeracY in childhood (3-8 years old): development of an inclusive model in Areas with Social Transformation Needs (MODALITY)  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/139668168251


11 June no meeting
18 June 15.00 Maighread Tobin, Maynooth University Literacy and Society in Ireland: 1900-1980 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138933741561


25 June 11.00 Chris Bailey, Sheffield Hallam University Meaning Making, Multimodality and Minecraft: Developing research around screen based play https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/140271183887