UKLA Events in 2018

November 17th 2018

OU Reading for Pleasure Conference in association with UKLA

Finding and sharing pleasure in reading


November 7th 2018

Library Makerspaces for Young Children: A National Conference

​Conference organised by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Libraries Taskforce, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.


October 8th 2018

Rethinking Writing: students, teachers, writers

This one-day conference is hosted by the British Library and run in partnership with Arvon, the Open University, the University of Exeter and the UKLA.


October 5th 2018

James Berry Memorial Conference at the British Library

Celebrate the life and work of the Jamaican poet and writer James Berry


July 13th 2018

Writing for Pleasure

Hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University, this event includes keynote speeches from Michael Rosen and Piers Torday.


July 8th - 11th 2018

AATE & ALEA National Conference

The art of English: Language, Literature, Literacy


July 6th - 8th 2018

54th UKLA International Conference 2018 - Cardiff

Literacies in a changing world: creativity, criticality, empowerment.


June 23rd 2018

Teaching Primary English: Subject knowledge and classroom practice

A free one day CPD event to celebrate the publication of Teaching Primary English by Eve Bearne and David Reedy (Routledge 2018)


May 23rd 2018

An Audience with 2017 Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell

This FREE professional development event is open to teachers, student teachers, governors, parents and higher education professionals.


May 11th 2018

Where next for digital literacies in education - a Digital Literacies in Education SIG event

A special meeting for members of the Digital Literacies in Education SIG members


March 22nd 2018

UKLA BERA OU Research Symposium 2018 *FULLY BOOKED*

Reading for Pleasure: What next? The symposium seeks to enable information sharing in order to advance understanding of the concept of reading for pleasure, and to provoke debate about policy, practice and new areas for inquiry.


March 17th 2018

UKLA Eastern Region Conference 2018

Inspiring reading and writing: raising standards in English


March 15th 2018

​Invitation to the first James Britton Memorial Lecture: Language and learning in the classroom

The First James Britton Memorial Lecture Language and learning in the classroom: Reflections on James Britton’s ongoing contribution


March 10th 2018

*FULLY BOOKED* UKLA National Conference 2018

Enriching the English curriculum through creativity


March 1st 2018

FREE Launch Event for a New UKLA Resource: Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum

*FULLY BOOKED* This event launches a UKLA online professional development resource designed to support schools in developing a culturally inclusive curriculum.


January 5th 2018

Critical Literacy: Teaching for the Future

This symposium aims to provoke thinking, cultivate awareness and invigorate discussion on what it means to teach literacy effectively in today’s demanding times.