Research

Into the library vortex…

We have, with our new Libraries news-feed page, given our readers the opportunity to keep up with latest news from across the UK. We are rotating our topical feeds across University libraries, feminist collections and featuring, as we must, the go to public library resource,...

JDRF Cambridge – Gala Dinner 12th June 2018

It has been a busy last quarter and we have not featured  JDRF, our favourite charity here at conversationsEAST. With a sparkling fund-raising event, a Gala Dinner, pending at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education this article rectifies our omission. This gourmet...

Making new friends in Europe?

European Week of Regions & Cities Brussels 9-12th October 2017 A wide ranging sequence of workshops and event in Brussels, that will attract academics, poiticians and business organisations. We think there are elemental workshops that those of us, working in the social economy, will find...

Bologna, books and biglietti

            “We hopped on the bus near the Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna, having purchased our biglietti for Euro 1.50, and found we could ride the autobus, through the medieval cobbled streets of the city, in any direction for ninety minutes”....

Project Torino – inclusive learning for visually impaired children…

Embed from Getty Images  Building blocks of code for young leaners – code creation in new ways from Microsoft   Microsoft researchers, at their Cambridge UK facilities, are in the midst of developing a new set of coding tools which will support children with additional...

British Art at Yale – a discovery…

Following on from our recent article on book binding in Barcelona, we seem unable to escape our thematic journey on-line towards the bound artefact. As booksellers and literacy project specialists we are especially interested in the concept of the book as a seasonal highlight, as...

The rise of children’s literature in the 18th century.

  Embed from Getty Images Featured article – from the archives… We round out our short theme on children’s literacy and literature, with a focus from the North of England, with a short consideration. Where did children’s book publishing come from? Matthew Grenby, Professor of...

Michael Morpurgo at Seven Stories

Continuing our theme of ‘Northern Energy’, we were in Newcastle upon Tyne this week and, on Friday afternoon, took time to visit Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. They have an important exhibition and research project into the donated archive of the writer...

The North as Digital Powerhouse…

Embed from Getty Images  The North as a digital, innovative powerhouse for change and growth…   The great Northern Powerhouse concept has it’s detractors, as well as those who warmly embrace vast spendiing on infrastructure projects betwixt North and South. The whole designed to energise...

Ideas Festival 2015
Chelmsford, Essex

The Chelmsford Ideas Festival is almost upon us again this year. The programme of events continues to engage and stimulate Festival-goers across a wide range of cultural, artistic, heritage and innovation themes. When:  19th October to 1st November 2015 Where: Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Web: See...