25 February 2005

Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck University of London

As part of its postgraduate training programme, the AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies is holding a training and discussion event on Friday 25 February 2005 to explore issues involved in practice-based research. These include questions of methodology, presentation and evaluation, as well as supervision, student support, documentation and dissemination.

Drawing on the expertise of Centre partners Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, and the Royal College of Art, the programme will include two panels of artists and teachers who are involved in research-based practice, and in the supervision of practice at research degree level. Speakers include the video artist and curator Cate Elwes, now Reader in the Moving Image at Camberwell College of Arts; television and radio producer Susanna Capon, director of the Producing MA at Royal Holloway University of London; Russell Celyn Jones, award-winning novelist and Professor of Creative writing at Birkbeck; Dr Joran ten Brink, Reader in Art and Design and the University of Westminster; artist Malcolm Le Grice, Emeritus Professor and formerly Head of Research at Central Saint Martins; and the filmmaker Patrick Keiller, holder of an AHRB Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts at the RCA.

The central session of the day will be an opportunity for students currently engaged in practice-based research in the audiovisual or digital field to give short presentations of their work and receive feedback from members of the panels. Students registered at PhD level anywhere in the UK are eligible to attend and, subject to time limits, offer a presentation. Registration is free but places must be booked in advance (the application form can be downloaded here).

The organiser of the Training Day is Professor Ian Christie, in association with Dr Mark Nash, Central Saint Martins, and A. L. Rees, Royal College of Art.


Research students currently enrolled at UK universities can apply for free admission to the Postgraduate Training Day. A limited number of bursaries will also be available to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs.

Applications are invited from UK postgraduate research students working in film and television studies, giving details of current enrolment in a higher education institution, an academic CV and a brief statement of reasons for wishing to apply for a bursary. The application should include an indication of approval from the applicant's supervisor.

Space permitting, MA students and others with an interest in practice-based research may be able to attend much of the day. Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis once applications from research students have been considered. Those interested in attending should email the Centre Administrator:

Applications to and further details from:

Ann Jones
AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

to arrive no later than 11 February 2005

Download application form as Word Document (.DOC)

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