Intellectual Party | Summer Conference 2014

Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Lancaster Sociology research students would like to invite other PhD students to take part in the 8th annual Intellectual Party/Summer Conference on the 30th June and 1st July 2014.

Lancaster’s Summer Conference offers you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with research students from around the world, to present your work in a friendly and encouraging environment, and to meet and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff.  Our Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun!

We will be holding a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition with a grand prize up for grabs, as well as great runner up prizes too! If you think you would like to try out a novel and fun way of communicating your research, make sure you register your interest when you submit your abstract (we will then email you all the details you need to get involved).

As is customary there will be a game of Floorball (don’t forget your trainers!) and a spectacular ‘Grand Finale’ (we’ll enjoy Department staff struggling with our games).

However, if you think two days just might not be enough, we welcome you (for a few pounds more) to join us on a ‘Sociological Expedition’ to the Lake District on the 2nd July 2014.  You can sign up for the expedition when you register for the conference.

If you are interested in joining us for our 8th Intellectual Party/Summer Conference at Lancaster University, you need to submit your abstract by the 28th of February 2014.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Lancaster this summer!

The Intellectual Party/Summer Conference Organising Committee