Living Proust and the belle époque

University of London

This year, Living Literature invites you to explore Marcel Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time‘. Join Sarah Churchwell (School of Advanced Study, University of London), Erika Fulop (University of Lancaster) and Anna-Louise Milne (University of London […]


Open Senses Symposium

University of London

he Open Senses Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and artists exploring sensory practice. The event features exhibition stalls, panel discussions, pop-up talks and experiences showcasing work in […]


Cheltenham Science Festival: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Globe?

Cheltenham Science Festival

We Brits eat more than two million chickens a day, but until recently we knew practically nothing about this humble bird. How was it domesticated, and why? Archaeologists Naomi Sykes and Greger Larson discuss […]


Cheltenham Science Festival: What Is Consciousness For?

Helix, Theatre, Cheltenham Festival

The role of the subconscious has been gaining attention, with recent research suggesting you make better decisions when you don’t think about them. But the conscious mind must play some part. Nick Shea and Ophelia Deroy ask what consciousness is doing for us and reveal results from data they collected at last year’s Festival that help us to answer […]

Being Human: Coming to Our Senses

Macmillan Hall

The experience of daily life is shaped by our senses and yet there is still so much we don’t know about them. Discover senses you didn't know you had and […]

Being Human – Bacchus to Brexit: a European wine tour

Middlesex University

Bacchus to Brexit’ is a chance to drink and think and learn about our European neighbours through their wine and culture. This ‘walk-around’ tasting takes you on a tour of […]


Causing a Flap!

Woburn Suite, Senate House London WC1E

The initial media reaction to our AHRC-funded research was scathing: we “caused a flap”. Yet our work on the 'Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions' and our GCRF 'Going Places' projects has demonstrated that chickens are fundamentally important, in differing ways, for diverse segments of society.
This final free event integrates the results of all our research to reveal the economic, social and cultural impact of chickens through time and space. What do these results mean for the future of human-animal-environmental well-being? Come find out!