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Timescapes Lunchtime Seminar Series

4 December 2008 - 9 March 2011

The Timescapes seminar series was designed to bring together researchers who are using QL methods or considering designing a QL study, to share good practice and explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of working qualitatively through time.

Lunchtime Seminar Series in collaberation with FLaG and CIRCLE.


  • 9 March 2011 Third Sector Seminar - Research in the Voluntary Sector
  • 10 February 2011 - Professor Caroline Glendinning (Social Policy Research Unit, University of York) Choice and Change: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study


  • Thursday 9th December - Jane Millar (Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath) Tess Ridge (University of Bath) Bad laws make hard cases
  • Thursday 25th November - Professor Ian Cole (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Thursday 14th October - Molly Andrews (Co-director, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London) Making sense of life history data: the shifting ground of interpretation
  • Thursday 1st July - Sheila Henderson (Independent Research & Consultancy, Visiting Fellow, London South Bank University) Rachel Thomson (Professor of Social Research, The Open University) Janet Holland (Professor of Social Research, London South Bank University) Storying qualtitative longitudinal research: sequence, voice and motif
  • Thursday 17th June – Rob Macmillan (Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham) Seeing things differently: The promise of qualitative longitudinal research on the third sector
  • Thursday 27th May - Teresa Cairns (Research Fellow, Education Research Centre, University of Brighton) ‘Oops, getting a hot flush, eh?’: Reflections on mid-life transitions and the Menopause from correspondents to the Mass Observation Archive
  • Thursday 15th April - Ros Edwards (Professor in Social Policy, London South Bank University) A sideways look at gender and sibling relationships over time


  • 9 October 2009 - Dr Tina Miller (Reader in Sociology, Oxford Brookes University) What can qualitative longitudinal research tell us about researching gender? Comparing motherhood and fatherhood experiences and practices
  • 9 July 2009 - Carmen Lau (Post Graduate Student, University of Leeds, Sociology & Social Policy) Chinese Children and Agency
  • 4 June 2009 - Professor Caroline Glendinning (Assistant Director, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York) Choice and Change: extending choice and control over the life course
  • 2 April 2009 - Dr Jane McCarthy (Reader in Family Studies, The Open University) Death and bereavement over time and out of time: memories and responses over the life course
  • 26 February 2009 - Prof Joanna Bornat and Dr Bill Bytheway (Faculty of Health and Social Care The Open University) Risk in the everyday life of the oldest generation: methodological and discursive considerations
  • 5 February 2009 - Dr Sonali Shah (Research Fellow, University of Leeds) Changing Childhoods: the impact of educational politics on disabled children’s experiences of family and friendship
  • 4 December 2008 - Cathy Brennan (Academic Unit of Public Health, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences) Who’s the parent? Roles and relationships for siblings of children with life-limiting illness