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SCUDD 2019 | Looking Beyond: Horizon scanning for university drama in the 2020s


Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 11:00 - Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 16:00 (BST)

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Delegate Admission (Tuesday 25th only)   more info 25 Jun 2019 Free  
Delegate Adminssion (Wednesday 26th only)   more info 25 Jun 2019 Free  

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Standing Conference of University Drama Departments 2019

Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, 25th-26th June 2019.

(Photograph Akeim Toussaint by Ashley Karrell)



Tuesday 25 June




11.00-1.00 Registration will be open




11.30         Everybody Loses, performance by Doppelgangster




12.15-1.15   Lunch (delegates who attend the performance will have time for lunch at 12.45)           




1.15- 1.30     Welcome and notices


                           Kate Newey - Chair of SCUDD


Sophie Bush - Conference organiser


Chris Wigginton – Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities  




1.30-2.30     Keynote address – Prof. Thomas Docherty: What is the future for universities?




2.30 -4.00     Panel 1: Equality and Diversity: what next?

Chair: Pedro De Senna (SCUDD/Middlesex University)


Panel lead: Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)


Respondents: Royona Mitra (Brunel University), Roaa Ali (University of Manchester) and Tom Cornford (RCSSD).



4.00--4.30 Refreshments




4.30 - 6.00    Panel 2:Beyond Brexit


Chair: Ashley Barnes (SHU)


Panel Lead: Andy Westwood (University of Manchester)


Respondents: Marilena Zaroulia (University of Winchester), Philip Hager (University of Kent), plus one unconfirmed.



6.00 - 7.00    Drinks and snacks




7.00-8.15     Windows of Displacement, performance by Akeim Toussaint,






Wednesday 26 June




9.00-9.30     Registration




9.30-11.30   SCUDD AGM




11.30-12.00  Refreshments




12.00 -1.30 Panel 3: Student Mental health


Chair: Sophie Bush (SCUDD/SHU)


Panel lead: Dominique Thompson (Buzz Consulting)


Respondents: Cara Looij (Insane arts collective), Bridgit Escolme (QMUL) and Emmie McFadden (SHU).



1.30-2.30     Lunch




2.30 - 4.00    Panel 4: Looking back at 2019


Chairs: Alison Jeffers (SCUDD/University of Manchester) and Harriet Richmond (SCUDD/University of Northampton)


Panel lead: Paul Kleiman (Ceil Associates)



4.00 – 4.15   Close of Conference

 Registration deadline: May 25th


Where to stay

If you are travelling to the Conference from outside of Sheffield, there are hotels to suit all budgets within the city centre.


Website: Novotel Sheffield
Address: 50 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PR
Tel: 0113 396 9005
Distance from City Campus: 0.1 mi

Leopold Hotel

Website: Leopold Hotel

Address:2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, Sheffield, S1 2GZ

Tel:0114 252 4000

Distance from City Campus: 0.3 mi

SHU Discount Code: 73946610 (£89 bed and breakfast)

Jurys Inn

Website: Jurys Inn Sheffield
Address: 119 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 4QW
Tel:0114 291 2222 (Option 1)
Distance from City Campus: 0.4 mi

SHU Discount Code: SHU15


Website: Mercure Sheffield St. Paul’s Hotel and Spa
Address: 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE
Tel: 0114 278 2000
Distance from City Campus: 0.3 mi

SHU Discount Code: Sheffield Hallam University (£115.00 bed and breakfast for sole occupancy or £125.00 bed and breakfast for double occupancy)

Hotel ibis

Website: Hotel ibis Sheffield City
Address: Shude Hill, Sheffield S1 2AR
Tel: 0114 241 9600
Distance from City Campus: 0.5 mi

Premier Inn

Website: Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel Street
Address: 19 Angel Street, S3 8LN
Tel: 0871 527 8970
Distance from City Campus: 0.5 mi


Where to eat

Lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. There is no official conference dinner, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby, if people want to make their own arrangements to eat together. Some convenient places to try include:


Silversmiths (111 Arundel St, Sheffield S1 2NT, 2 min walk)

0114 270 6160

In St Paul's Place(S1 2JX, 2 minute walk)

  • Oisoi

 0114 275 6566

  • COSMO World Buffet

0114 276 9900

  • Piccolino

0114 275 2698

  • Smoke

0114 331 0331

  • Pizza Express

0114 276 8808


In Leopold Square(S1 2GZ, 5 minute walk):

  • Wagamama

0114 272 3615

  • Cubana

0114 276 0475

  • Aagrah

0114 279 5577

  • Zizzi

0114 278 7718

  • The Botanist

0114 273 7855


Do you have questions about SCUDD 2019 | Looking Beyond: Horizon scanning for university drama in the 2020s? Contact SHU PERFORMANCE + SCUDD

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Performance Lab, Sheffield Hallam University
Arundel Gate
S1 2LQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 11:00 - Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 16:00 (BST)

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SCUDD represents the interests of Drama, Theatre and Performance in the Higher Education sector in the UK. It acts as a mediating body with organisations such as funding councils, the AHRC and the Arts Councils and is consulted by such organisations when matters of future policy are discussed and decided. It is concerned, above all, to promote the multi-disciplined areas of drama, theatre and performance.

SHU Performance for Stage and Screen is located in the Department of Humanities within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. 

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