University of Sussex, 15-16 November 2019

Draft Programme (subject to change)

Day 1
1100-1130 Registration & refreshments
1130-1145 Welcome from CHASE Director
1145-1300 Student Research in Progress Session
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Professional Development
1530-1630 Keynote 1
1630-1830 Travel to Brighton and check into hotel/free time
1830 onwards Dinner and social activities

Day 2
0930-1000 Registration and refreshments
1000-1130 Student Research in Progress
1130-1230 European Graduate School plenary session
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Mental health and wellbeing sessions
1430-1600 Student network sessions
1600-1700 Keynote 2
1700 Conference close

Dinner and social activities

Krater Comedy Club, Komedia, Brighton: 44 Gardner St, BN1 1UN
Doors : 19.00
Show start time: 20.00

Paul McCaffray, Roger Monkhouse, Matt Green and MC Laura Lexx

The Komedia idea is rooted in a love of live performance and a belief in its power to add to the sum of human happiness. We welcome everyone who loves live entertainment in all its great diversity. Over the last 22 years Komedia has helped to launch the careers of dozens of the UKs best-known comics and become one of the most influential comedy brands in the country. At our core is a passion for exciting, bold and independent comedy, music, film and live performance that is accessible without being obvious, cutting edge without being elitist and above all always fresh and exciting. 

Your ticket includes a main course, and a side dish and/or dessert. We will send out food options in advance of the event.

Komedia aims to be accessible to all. Please contact Emily Bartlett at e.bartlett@sussex.ac.uk if you have any accessibility requirements and we will pass these on to the venue.

Lucky Voice Karaoke: 8 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND

Session start time: 18.30

Lucky Voice is not just another karaoke bar – it’s a place to cut loose, be yourself and truly sing from the heart. Let yourself embrace the true meaning of karaoke! Enjoy 2 hours of karaoke in your very own private room. Using our state of the art technology, select a song from one of our themed playlists, or browse our 10,000+ strong song catalogue – we’ve got everything from current chart hits to old school classics. Finish your evening off in our bar area with live DJs every weekend.

The session includes drinks, dinner and nibbles.

Lucky Voice is fully accessible.

Unfortunately, Lucky Voice are unable to cater for vegans. If you are vegan and would like to take part in this activity please contact Emily Bartlett on e.bartlett@sussex.ac.uk

Kari Club (The Authentic Indian Cookery Club): 143B Ditchling Road Brighton, BN1 6JA

Class start time: 18.30

During his frequent childhood trips to Gujarat in India, 8-year-old Minesh Agnihotri watched his mother effortlessly prepared a series of fresh, delectable dishes for her family. The sights, aromas and sounds of an Indian home kitchen inspired his great passion for (what is surely) the world’s greatest cuisine. Today, most curries sold in Britain are a poor representation of Indian food.  At the Kari Club, Minesh has found a way to re-discover his love for authentic Indian dishes. Join him for an in-depth cookery lesson, where participants will learn to cook elegant Indian dishes from scratch with the care and attention to detail they truly deserve.

Guests will learn how to cook a Kari Club recipe box with expert tuition and enjoy eating the delicious meals they create. All dishes will be made from fresh ingredients (without additives). Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

Please note: while vegan and vegetarian options are available (and the space will be divided accordingly), all food will be prepared in close proximity (including meat products).

Unfortunately, Kari Club is not fully accessible. Please contact Emily Bartlett at e.bartlett@sussex.ac.uk if you have any accessibility requirements and we will liaise with the venue.

Cine City (The Brighton Film Festival): Location TBC

Each year, CINECITY takes cinemagoers on adventures in world cinema, bringing attendees the best in festival previews, live cinema events, and forgotten treasures from the archive. Described by The Guardian as ‘eclectic and imaginative’, CINECITY explores concepts of the ‘cinematic’, and creates a space where music, visual arts, photography, storytelling, literature, design and digital culture converge.

The Cine City team are still busy working away behind the scenes to bring you the very best in cinema – this year’s programme has not yet been announced, so attendees to this activity will be in for a surprise!

Dinner location TBC

We will update accessibility information once the CineCity programme has been confirmed. NB: All previous CineCity events have been fully accessible.

Tour of Brighton Museum and Pavilion:

Tour time: 18.30

The Royal Pavilion has a colourful history stretching back over 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become a true icon of Brighton. Enjoy a tour of the Pavilion and then head to the Brighton Museum for drinks and canapes at in the twentieth century art and design gallery at Brighton Museum. This flagship gallery contains significant works from the major design styles of the last century, including Aestheticism, Art & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, Post-War Design, and Surrealism, with a focus on three influential artists: Pablo Picasso, Eric Ravilious and Grayson Perry. 

Dinner is booked for 20.30 at Wahaca, Brighton (approximately three minutes from the Museum by foot at 160 - 161 North St, Brighton BN1 1EZ). Each attendee will be allocated a £30 budget to select dinner and drinks of their choice from Wahaca’s extensive menu.

Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Wahaca are all fully accessible.

Proud Cabaret: 83 St George’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1EF

18.30 – late

Every Friday and Saturday night in the heart of the gay capital of the country, a unique line-up combines high camp with high skill, showcasing the UK’s most flamboyant drag acts, with lip sync and singalong and cutting camp comedy, set alongside beautiful burlesque performers and skilled fire breathers to create a real variety cabaret show.

Attendees will enjoy a cocktail upon arrival, and will be served a three-course meal throughout the evening. We will send a link to select your food options prior to the event.

Please note that Proud has a strict dress code and rights of admission are at the absolute discretion of the staff. Proud insists that our performers, staff and venue are nothing short of stunning and we ask that you join in the fun and dress to impress! No sportswear, trainers or hats are permitted. Smart jeans are fine as long as there is no rips. Please note that any party accessories or decorations are not in keeping with the glamorous, 1920’s vintage theme of our venues and will not be allowed for the durations of the show (until 23.30). Under no circumstances are “phallic” items such as straws or headpieces allowed into the venue

Please ensure that you arrive as close to the booking time (18.30) as possible! Failure to do so might result in your table being given to a reserve. If you arrive after 20.00 pm it is under the discretion of the door to allow entry.

Unfortunately, although the venue is fully accessible, Proud do not have fully accessible toilet facilities.

Stargazing: University of Sussex Campus

19.00 – 22.00

Spend an evening beneath the stars whilst Dr Darren Baskill (University of Sussex Astrophysics) talks you through the basics of astronomy and our place in the universe. Fingers crossed the weather will be fair and the skies clear; in which case telescopes will be set up near the conference venue. In case of bad weather or clouds, you will explore the galaxy from the comfort and warmth of the planetarium set up inside the conference venue.

Please wrap up warm as (hopefully!) this activity will be taking place outside.

Dinner at University of Sussex Campus - TBC

Please note that stargazing may not be fully accessible. Please contact Emily Bartlett at e.bartlett@sussex.ac.uk if you have any accessibility requirements and we will liaise with Dr Darren Baskill.


With the exception of Stargazing, all evening activities will take place off-campus.

All events will be managed and organised by third parties and are therefore subject to change.

CHASE staff will not always be present at dinner and social activities.