Symposia at Wellcome Collection
'Oxford English Reference Dictionary' defines a symposium as "a
conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject", "a
collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number
of contributors" and also a "drinking-party/banquet". Our symposia
essentially combine these aspects into an evening and day designed
to attract an engaged and lively audience from a wide range of
backgrounds. There is time to network and discuss ideas with fellow
attendees over drinks, coffee and lunch (included in the ticket
price). Here are some comments from past attendees:
"I found the whole event very refreshing. The speakers were all
excellent and the talks pitched at a level suitable for the broad
"Brilliant, diverse selection of speakers. Very stimulating
subjects that didn't overlap but which related. Very well chaired.
Paced very well, with breaks, to be able to absorb the ideas and
"It was not overly full of jargon, it felt culturally
significant, intellectually stimulating, entertaining (speakers
were very engaging), and theatrical in the sense that it was a
shared, live event. I have been thinking about this event a great
deal since I attended."
"I liked the variety of speakers, and the chance to talk to
speakers and fellow attendees in the two coffee breaks, lunch
period and even drinks after the event."
"I felt that I left the event buzzing with ideas that I wanted
to read about and follow up."