2022 Intellectual Party – online
Intellectual Party/Summer Conference 11th to 13th July 2022
The full programme
The winner of the three-minute thesis competition was Joana Salles, from Manchester University. ‘Ageing-in-place in a gentrifying neighbourhood: redefining spatial justice for older people through the urban commons.’
The winning entry to the PhD on a Plate was the delicious PHon-Do Dessert
The Grand Finale is impossible to describe. However, we can share some extracts from this event which focused on the importance of non-academic impact.
A 1.5 minute video of the arrival of the policy makers
A 10 minute video on writing a good impact plan: with Joanne Wood and Daisy Jones.
The script of Joanne and Daisy in conversation
The script of a meeting of users to evaluate an impact plan for research on everlasting life.
A 1 minute video of the departure of the policy makers
Finally, a few verses on impact
One from Bob and Daisy
Impact. Impact. I hear researchers say
A fancy translating game they do play
But please do not ever dismiss
The proper importance of this
As knowledge exchange is needed today
And one from Corinne, chief scientific advisor, and someone called William
If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains embraced,
Which, labouring for invention, bear amiss
The second burden of an impact case!
O, that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your impact in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done!
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of this frame;
Whether we are mended, or whe’r better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
O! sure I am, the wits of former days
To subjects worse have given admiring praise.
As these images suggest, the event was a fine combination of interaction, networking, talking, listening, puzzling and fun.
THANKS to all organisers, contributors and participants.
2021 Intellectual Party – online
This was a fast-paced online event with around 50 participants. This is a picture of some of the organising team, at the end of the party.
The winner of the three minute thesis competition was RekaTölg
The Grand Finale was hosted by Dr Stanley Blue and Dr Basil Germond, and featured two short films (6 miins each). One was of a seminar on Pr cat ice Theory at Lancaster, featuring Purr Bourdieu, Michel Foucat, Ted Catzki and poor Marcel Mouse. The other was a writing consultation between Joanne Wood and Charlotte (a PhD student potato).
These are fantastic films, well worth viewing for years to come.
2019 Intellectual Party
You can find a copy of the Final Programme if you want to get more of a sense of the event.
Photos from 2018 Intellectual Party
Photos from 2017 Intellectual Party
Check photos from Intellectual Party 2015: intellectualparty2015-2
Photos from 2014 Intellectual Party