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Cumbria Research and Innovation 2018

Sentamu Building, Bowerham Road LA1 3JD Lancaster

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Celebrating success in research, knowledge exchange, knowledge mobilisation and innovation

We are delighted to announce the Cumbria Research & Innovation 2018 conference, our annual celebration of the university’s research and innovation activity. The conference will take place on Friday 6th July 2018 in the Sentamu Building, Lancaster campus. The programme can be viewed here.

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and engaging in discussion in a range of subjects. Celebrate with us the achievements, new ideas and reflect on future aspirations as we celebrate our 10th anniversary year.

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Morning Keynote speaker: Richard Little

Richard Little has worked in the field of leadership development for 35 years: with Impact and as Associate Scholar in the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria. The organisations that employed him as consultant came in every shape, size and condition and from every sector. He has advised government bodies on public service leadership and has developed methods and programmes for leadership development in non-governmental and third-sector organisations.

In his consulting, Richard offers practicable and theorized alternatives to mainstream patriarchal, scopocratic and dehumanising managerialism. Before joining Impact in 1983, Richard had been a theatre director and an active trade unionist: a regional convener for the TUC Education Alliance and NUS representive in negotiations with the then Education Secretary. Richard still likes to think of himself still as a rock climber, but is definitely still a fell-runner and mountaineer. His tendency to scepticism, especially about leadership, began to take shape when he was expelled from school, a career high-point that he has not since managed to surpass.

Closing Keynote speaker: Conrad Lynch

Conrad Lynch is the Artistic Director of Theatre by the Lake. He joined Theatre by the Lake in 2016 having worked as a freelance Producer and Arts Consultant, working with clients including Manchester International Festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Royal Exchange. Previous roles include Producer for ATG, Artistic Director of Wales Millennium Centre and Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe. He is on the board of UK Theatre and a trustee of Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and Fevered Sleep.

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Celebrating success in research, knowledge exchange, knowledge mobilisation and innovation

Sentamu Building, Bowerham Road LA1 3JD Lancaster