Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Disability and the Cultural Sector: Arts, Culture and Blindness

11 May 2022, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Dr Simon Hayhoe

Dr Simon Hayhoe will take us through a journey on arts, culture and blindness, drawing on the theory of inclusive capital.

This event is free.

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Dr Rafie Cecilia

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce this series of informal short seminars to showcase research around disability and the cultural sector.

The programme begins in May 2022 with lunchtime talks of 45 minutes followed by a small reception. This series aims to connect researchers and provide a safe space to discuss ideas and progress. Speakers include eminent scholars from UCL and other research institutions, including Dr Simon Hayhoe (University of Bath), Prof. Hannah Thompson (RHUL), Prof. Tim Adlan (UCL), Dr Jos Boys (UCL), and Prof Diane Carr (UCL).

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The seminar series is sponsored by the IAS Octagon Small Grants Fund and is organised by Dr Rafie Cecilia (UCL Institute of Archaeology and Centre for Critical Heritage Studies) together with the Global Disability Innovation Hub.


About the Speaker

Dr Simon Hayhoe

Reader in Education at University of Bath

Simon is also a Centre Associate in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, and an Associate of the Scottish Sensory Centre, University of Edinburgh. Until recently he was an Advisor to the World Health Organisation, and over the past twenty years he has worked on access with national museums and UNESCO world heritage sites in four countries.

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