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14th May 2014
Room 517 Wates House22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB
There has been considerable work on the production of coffee but there has been much less attention paid to the experience of consuming coffee. This symposium will bring together scholars working on different aspects of consuming coffee from the disciplines of English, Life Writing, Anthropology, Sociology, Planning and Scandinavian Studies.
The aim of the symposium is to trace threads of analysis and understanding across the experience of consuming coffee from different perspectives.
|10.00 – 10.30||Registration|
|10.30 – 10.40||
Professor Yvonne Rydin, UCL
|10.40 – 12.10||Coffee Experiences||
Professor Max Saunder, KCL – ‘A Modernist Coffee Tale’
Dr. George Myerson, KCL – ‘Good Coffee, So Hot!’
Ming Ting Cai, UCL – ‘Street Coffee in Hanoi’
|12.10 – 12.45||Discussion|
|12.45 – 1.30||Lunch|
|1.30 – 2.30||Coffee places||
Professor Markman Ellis. Queen Mary – 'The Eighteenth-Century Coffee House'
Dr. Suzanne Hall – ‘The Cafe in Ordinary Streets’
|2.30 – 3.15||Discussion|
|3.15 – 3.45||Refreshments|
|3.45 – 4.45||Coffee Politics||
Dr. Mary Hilson – ‘Co-operative Coffee: The Nordic countries and the international coffee market in the inter-war period’
Professor Yvonne Rydin – ‘Sustainability and the North London Café’
|4.45 – 5.30||Discussion|
|5.30||Close and Wine Reception|
UCL Grand Challenges Summer School
This June the UCL Grand Challenges is running a cross-disciplainary research summer school. Applications are invited from all research students at UCL,
- any course: MPhil/PhD/ EngD/MD(Res)
- any stage: pre or post upgrade
We seek to provide an experience for research students at UCL that enables them to understand and discuss the Grand Challenges philosophy and also develop practical skills in preparing research proposals that necessitate and combine expertise from different disciplines.
Applicants are encouraged to consult the UCL Research Strategy before applying which is available here.
- Further details and online application
- Deadline extended - Apply by 28 March 2014
Event series and prize workshop - coming soon
Panel Discussion Series
In May 2014 UCL's Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities will be running a series of events focusing on retrofit. Succesful retrofit depends on a number of factors, including available technology, current policy, making a business case and understanding human behaviour.
Join us for three panel discussions which will explore these issues in relation to three different drivers for retrofit: the environment, health, and heritage.
A prize workshop will be held in June 2014. The participants in the workshop will prepare proposals for cross-disciplinary retrofit research.
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