Birmingham workshop logistics


10thand 11th February 2020


We are holding the event on the University of Birmingham campus, in the University’s new Edgbaston Park Hotel. All sessions will take place in the Composers’ Suite.

The location of the Hotel on the campus can be found on the following campus map: The map shows the railway station (travel details below) and the location of the Hotel complex (building G23).



There are options for accommodation on campus, all of which are around 5 minutes walk from Edgbaston Park Hotel:

However, we recommend staying in or near the City Centre since there is a far greater choice of accommodation to suit all budgets. We will also be having our evening meal in the City Centre, near New Street Station. For ease of accessing New Street (which has direct trains to University) we recommend looking for hotels fairly near to the station.


Getting there

Information on how to get to the University of Birmingham’s main Edgbaston campus is here:

The easiest way to get to the campus is to take a train to University Station. Some trains serve University Station direct. For other routes, change at one of the city’s main railway stations (most likely Birmingham New Street). There are regular trains between New Street and University, and the trip takes around 10 minutes.

The easiest way to get from University Station to the Edgbaston Park Hotel is to walk. This takes around 10-15 minutes, and we recommend using the campus map ( › Documents › edgbaston-campus-map) to orient yourself. There are sometimes taxis outside the station but it may be best to book in advance if you require a taxi.


Monday 10thFebruary: Starts 10.30 am, ends 5pm (with workshop dinner in the evening)

Tuesday 11thFebruary: Starts 9am, ends by 3pm

Refreshments and food

Hot and cold drinks and lunch and dinner are included and free for each day. We have catered for meat eaters, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. If you have any further dietary requirements please let us know by 27thJanuary.

We will be paying for a group evening mealat 7pm on 10thFebruary. This will take place at BA HA Vegan ( which is at Churchills Bar, The Mailbox, 171-172 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RL


Day Time Activity Facilitator


10.30 Teas, coffee and biscuits  
10.45 Introduction – framing of purpose of event + first seminar summary + questions Jenny
11.00 Keynote talk: Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia Jenny
11.45 Questions of keynote  
12.00 Lunch  
13.30 Respondent intervention: Dr Liz Dinnie(25 mins) Peter





  Immediate questions
14.15 Respondent intervention: Dr Jonathan Silver (25 mins)
  Immediate questions
15.00 Respondent intervention: Dr J Miguel Kanai (25 mins)
  Immediate questions  
15.45 Tea and cake break  
16.15 Panel Q&A of respondents (starting to identify key questions and themes) Sophie
17.00 Wrap up Jenny
19.00 Communal dinnerBAHA Restaurant, Birmingham: located at the Mailbox. Address: Churchill’s Bar, 171-172 Wharfside St., Birmingham, B1 1RL Jenny
2 09:00 Tea, coffee and biscuits  
09.30 Identifying topics for further discussion: Arrange room into round tables, each table to identify key questions that talks identified about theme of event (i.e. experimentation) that they want to explore further. Participants to focus on identifying (a) future research questions and (b) practical problems which we need to answer. Jenny to lead
10.30 Morning tea break

(Co-Is analyse themes and group into 4-5 workshop spaces)

10.50 Proposed workshop themes shared and agreed or edited. Sign up sheets are created for each group. Peter
11:00 Breakout discussion groups 1 Aim for 3 workshops:

1.     Jenny

2.     Peter

3.     Kirsten

11.55 Key discussion summarised by one participant from each group  
12.00 Lunch  
13.00 Breakout discussion groups 2 Speakers to facilitate
14.00 Summarising session which brings together key things which have been discussed, proposed etc and identifies next steps.

Each group nominates one participant to report on next steps (academic and practical) that each group identified and to reflect on who might take that on board.

15.00 Wrap up, feedback sheets and close Jenny and Kirsten


Any queries about the day please contact Jenny via