As well as our programme of short courses, the Tonbridge Centre is able to offer the following extra events.
Prejudice in the Age of Brexit: Survey findings
Dr Markus Bindemann and Dr Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon
Wednesday 13 March, 13.00 - 13.45
The talk will be held at:
The University of Kent Tonbridge Centre
Tonbridge. TN9 1TG.
FREE: booking required
The 2016 EU referendum results were widely perceived as a statement against immigration. Based on this perception, the University of Kent's Schools of Economics and Psychology conducted a survey in 2017 to find out whether the Brexit vote had triggered negative attitudes and anti-social behaviour towards immigrants.
This short, free talk will discuss the results of the survey. All are welcome.
Limited places are available. Please email email@example.com to book your place.
Centre for Child Protection
The University of Kent’s International Centre for Child Protection (ICCP) aims to get to the heart of child protection by using innovative ideas and the latest technology. It will be delivering short courses at the Tonbridge Centre from its award-winning CPD-accredited simulations: a safe way to explore child protection simulations.
The courses provide an innovative way to reflect, evaluate, practice and learn. They provide an opportunity for interaction with the simulation scenario to consider the actions of the characters ‘Rosie’, ‘Zak’, ‘Lottie’, ’Maryam’ and ‘Joe’.
- ‘Rosie 1’ Rosie is 4 years old, the prototype introduces the McGraw family.
- ‘Rosie 2’ Rosie is 9 years old, and the simulation assesses neglect in complex families.
- ‘MyCourtroom’ Rosie is 11 years old, the simulation is based on realistic scenarios around court skills.
- ‘Looking out for Lottie’ looks at signs of child sexual exploitation.
- ‘Zak’ and ‘Gamer Zak’ looks at signs of online grooming and sharing information online.
- ‘Maryam and Joe: Behind Closed Doors’ looks at signs of radicalisation and hate crime.
There are no prerequisites to joining these workshops, some of which are also suitable for parents and young people. All participants are given a good grounding in the application of simulations in a child protection setting. However, participants should be aware that these courses form part of a series from the Centre for Child Protection.
Full course details and a contact point for further enquiries are available on the ICCP website.
Pint of Science evening
Wednesday 22 May 2019
The Old Fire Station, Castle Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BH
Doors open at 6pm. The evening runs from 7-10pm and consists of 3 consecutive events (shown below). Tickets are £4 per person per event.
The Pint of Science Festival is an annual three-day international public engagement in hundreds of cities across the globe, where scientists have the opportunity to share and explain their research in an accessible form to the general public - mainly in bars and pubs. Following its sell-out success in 2018, this is another fantastic opportunity for locals to engage with University of Kent research.
Human evolution and future survival
The presentations cover the sweep of human life on our planet. We firstly look at how the evolution of the human hand, and importantly the differences between us and other primates, has enabled fine manipulation of tools and now technology. We next look at the issues surrounding future human survival, illustrated by the potential for sustainable energy storage, and lastly the development of novel materials to replace plastics and reduce resultant pollution.
Hanging out with great apes and grasping at straws
Batteries go Metal Free
Nature Under Pressure