PCHN Spring seminar: Dan Goodley - Disability Matters

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT

Brunswick Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M139PT, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, 6 March 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT

Zochonis Building, Brunswick Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M139PT, United Kingdom.

Dear Staff and Students,


The University of Manchester's Research & Innovation Team is pleased to invite you to the PCHN Spring Seminar, featuring Professor Dan Goodley, from The University of Sheffield, focusing on 'Disability Matters.' This event promises to be a thought-provoking exploration into the challenges faced by individuals with physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, shedding light on crucial issues of disablism and ableism.


Event Details:

Date: 6th March

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Zochonis Building, LECTURE THEATRE C

We encourage everyone to attend this event in-person to foster social interactions across our Division and form connections between different groups, and for those interested, to meet the speaker. However, please let us know if this is challenging for you and we will provide an option to join remotely. Contact - sidney.brennan@manchester.ac.uk

Here is the AccessAble link for the Zochonis Lecture Theatre

Key Topics:


Theorizing Disablism: Professor Goodley challenges disablism conditions, offering fresh perspectives from critical psychology, sociology, and education.


Ableism Unveiled: Explore contemporary ideals shaping the able, autonomous citizen, drawing on interdisciplinary approaches.


Disrupting Knowledge: Discover how critical disability studies can reshape knowledge in education, medicine, and science and technology.


Special Focus: 'Disability and Questions of the Human'

Professor Goodley contests narrow conceptions of the human condition in the 21st century marked by technological and capitalist advances.



Kindly confirm your attendance by signing up to secure your place at this seminar.


We look forward to your presence at this significant event that promises to broaden our understanding of 'Disability Matters' and provoke valuable conversations on reshaping societal attitudes.



The Research & Innovation Team,

The University of Manchester


Sidney Brennan