Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SCUTREA Conference 2013

A great start to the 2013 conference and this year a virtual SCOOP for those who are unable to join us.  More news as the conference progresses, for up to the minute news follow us on Twitter #scutrea.

Our opening keynote from Professor Mary Stuart provided an opportunity for colleagues to begin the process of connecting with their own papers and a number of the themes of the conference.  
David Smith (Director of CRLL)
Mary Stuart VC Linccoln University
and Ann-Marie Houghton(Chair of SCUTREA)
Opening Keynote address
Professor Mary Stuart

Familiar faces in the audience including Patti Gouthro who will be delivering our final keynote and in the distance John Field who has already been Tweeting.

Following an afternoon of papers delegates went down to St George's Hall for a Civic Reception and welcome from the City of Glasgow.  A warm welcome on behalf of the Lord Provost was given by Bailey Josephine Doherty who herself had trained as a teacher and connected with our adult education community through her work in adult literacy.

Following the reception a number of delegates went to the Glengoyne Distillery for what was a splendid tasting, tour, and great food and good company.  Other delegates tasted the delights of Glasgow and a further group returned to the campus for a meal at Govan Mbeki.  A common message in feedback from SCUTREA conferences is the open and welcoming community and opportunity to discuss further the debates and discussions of the day.  This certainly proved to be true on day one of this conference with the theme of mobilities providing a focus for exchange of experiences of life in our respective countries and universities.
Below the exchange extended to the mobilities of our names, our national and global identities, our food as well as our research.
American, Canadian, English, German and Scottish delegates 
More tomorrow which looks to be a full day of papers and a trip for some the the House of an Art Lover.