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The Grizedale Summit

Wednesday 6 June '12
(from The Grizedale Summit)

The Grizedale Summit

The Grizedale Summit was held on 29 May 2012 in the village of Coniston. It was organised by Grizedale Arts with Bernadette Lynch to open up some of the processes and thinking of the organisation to academics from university departments beyond the the confines of the visual arts and art theory.

The following blog is designed as a record of the summit, a point of discussion and a tool to analyse how Grizedale Arts might be relevant to the wider socio-cultural evolution.

The delegates who attended were:

Dr.Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Gillian Whiteley, Loughborough University School of Arts, Senior Lecturer Critical and Historical Studies

Dr. Sam Thompson , Senior Research Fellow in health inequalities at the University of Liverpool and Senior Lecturer in psychology at the University of East London.

Dr. Carissa Honeywell
, Lecturer in Politics, Sheffield Hallam University


Professor Sarah Banks, 
School of Applied Social Sciences, 
Durham University

Martin Hewitt, Head of History, Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Bram Vanhoutte , Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester to work on the Frailty, Resilience and Inequality in Later Life (FRAILL) project, sponsored by the Medical Research Council.

Dr. Derek Lynch , Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Dr Karen Dennis, University of Huddersfield.

Matthew Hyde, architectural historian and the author of the new 'Pevsner' for Cumbria

Clare Cooper
, co-founder and co-director of the Mission Models Money (MMM) programme.


Dr. Becky Sobell, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Charlie Gere , Reader in New Media Research, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts


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