The UCML Winter Plenary, entitled “UCML Winter Plenary 2019: Planning the Future: Research & Policy” will take place on Friday 18 January 2019.
DATE: Friday 18 January 2019
LOCATION: Churchill Room, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
|10.00 – 10.30||Coffee & registration|
|10.30 – 12.00||Business meeting|
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch (provided)|
|13.00 – 17.00||Workshop|
The morning will consist of the annual winter plenary Business meeting, open to representatives of all UCML member organisations (see https://ucml.ac.uk/membership-of-ucml/) . At the Business meeting reports will be given by members of the Steering Group and representatives of the three nations, and discussion will be open.
Papers will be uploaded to this page in advance of the meeting.
The afternoon Workshop, also open to representatives of all UCML Member Organisations, will be on Planning the Future: Research & Policy.
Where is the field of UK languages going? There are two parts to this plenary Workshop.
In the first part the chairs of our two main UoAs in REF2021 will give short presentations and will then be available to answer questions about any aspect of the REF.
In the second part four leading figures in UK languages policy, who work with the UK government and national organisations, will form a round table, again with presentations followed by a Q&A, to listen to concerns about the future of languages at all levels of HE and other education.
Prof Charles Forsdick, Chair UoA 26 (MLL)
Prof Susan Hodgett, Chair UoA 25 (Area Studies)
Coffee & tea
Prof Wendy Ayres-Bennett (PI, OWRI Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies)
Janice Carruthers (AHRC Leadership Fellow, ML)
Prof Neil Kenny (British Academy, Lead Fellow for Languages)
Bernardette Holmes, MBE (Director, Speak to the Future)
If you wish to attend the Plenary please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday 11 January 2019.