‘Mind the Gaps’ conference sparks interesting debate


The Briggs Hall Café at the University’s Kensington campus was host to this year’s annual conference of the Centre for Learning & Teaching, which was held recently.

With a theme of, ‘Mind the Gaps: Post-Disciplinary Theory & Practice’, the conference  explored whether traditional subject divisions – and the departmental structure of the university – is still relevant in the Information Age.

Ten speakers presented papers, including

  • Yasemin J. Erden from St Mary’s University
  • Stephen Rainey, Oxford University’s Wellcome Centre for Ethics
  • Richard Newbury, Clinical Supervisor at Mind & Relate
  • Eleni Parousi, documentary photographer
  • Several Richmond faculty including Jane Norris, Paul Rekret, Sam Brooker, Ivan Cohen, Christina Healey and James Earl

The day was well attended, and led to some enjoyable and stimulating debate about disciplinary boundaries and the role of universities.