Common Ground Event

The AHRC Commons First National Event - Common Ground

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Thanks to all who participated in this collaborative co-produced event!



On 21 June 2016, the AHRC Commons first national event, Common Ground, was held at the Ron Cooke Hub and TFTV on the University of York’s Heslington East campus.

Over the course of a packed and exciting day a wide range of activities took place across nine zones ranging from theatrical, operatic, and poetry performances to debates, keynotes, film showings, and tech hacks.

See the full event programme here.

The Common Ground activities were run by participants from organisations across the UK including Higher Education Institutions, cultural organisations, museums and galleries such as the British Library, National Archives, Science Museum, Tate London, the National Railway Museum, Sage Gateshead, Rolls-Royce and community groups.

AHRC Commons Fellow, Professor Richard Clay, said:

“This event was a wonderful celebration of the AHRC Commons community, which provided an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, to establish new networks and projects, to be inspired, and to further develop the case for the importance of arts and humanities research.”