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Slow Research Event

Slow Research Event

Slow research: Starting a conversation

How can we get off the academic treadmill and do things differently? How can we recover the time to think in a busy week, and the joy of doing longer, deeper, slower research? Please join us at the very start of a year-long conversation as we try to work out what we want to change. And how we can do that.

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Part 1, Introduction and Provocations. 1230 - 1315

12.30 Introduction: Why we need to create space for play (research and teaching). Professor Jennifer Richards, Director of the Humanities Research Institute
12.35 Provocations
Research Culture Change at Newcastle University. Professor Candy Rowe, Dean of Research Culture and Strategy
What does an academic career feel like? An ECA perspective, Dr Kate De Rycker, Lecturer in Renaissance Literature.
What does an academic career really look like: how to fail well. Professor Jo Robinson, Head of School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.
Re-thinking academic time: Slow Research. Professor Shirley Jordan. Dean of Research and Innovation.
13.05 Pause to think/comment on what we have heard/mini-break 
Part 2: My experience/Solutions 1315 - 1400

13.15 Break-out groups.

13.35 Feedback from Groups
13.45 Group Discussion. How and where can we create time? How can we do things / think differently? Discussion led by Annie Tindley, Head of History Classics and Archaeology 

13.55 Closing Remarks

1400 End of session
, but Jenny Richards will stick around at the end of the event in case anyone wants a bit longer to chat!

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences