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Online MA Study Day – Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration

Providing an opportunity for new online MA students to consider the possibilities of interdisciplinarity and collaboration across the Graduate School and beyond.


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Date and time: Saturday 27 July 2024, 10.00–16.00

Location: Online, via Microsoft Teams

The event will be recorded for those who cannot make it or who wish to view it later.

About the speakers

Russell is going to share his experience in idea generation and pitching ideas to an audience.

As a producer and executive producer, Russell has made documentaries for BBC Radio 1, 1 Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 4, 5 Live, and the World Service. For Radio 1 he was also an entertainment reporter, interviewing hundreds of singers, musicians, actors, and comedians. Across several stations, Russell has set the day’s news agenda, operating as a news editor, assigning stories and training journalists to write scripts and deliver their reports.

His work has also been heard globally on the BBC World Service, America’s National Public Radio, and across Africa for UNICEF and MTV. Additionally, Russell collaborates with podcasters to structure their output, plan their content and target their audiences.

For further information, visit Russell's website.

Jazzy Olive is an MRes Healthcare and Design graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, where she founded Edna: an all-in-one hub for domestic abuse care and an ongoing research project utilising AI and user-centred models.

Here, Jazzy also co-hosted postgraduate research workshops (investigating the various roles and stigmas surrounding the procreation process), worked on IDEO briefs to design human-centred solutions, and now gives guest lectures about Research Ethics and Design for Vulnerable Populations. She also works as a research associate on their UNESCO partnership project: NEMO (New Economic Models for the Ocean).

Jazzy worked as creative lead within the initial YOU Agency (fka, Cloud Ten) start-up team, and co-founded the Southampton chapter of Ladies Wine and Design (where she is now custodian).

She is also a Visiting Tutor at Arts University Bournemouth, and has collaborated with the likes of British Airways, NASA, Helix Centre, Anglepoise, Falmouth University, Eagle Labs, NHS, Sofar Sounds, Fedrigoni, Varex Imaging, and many more fantastic creatives, institutions and agencies worldwide.

Harriet Johns from Dorset Wildlife Trust will provide an introduction to nature journalling, which could provide an alternative form of reflective journalling, a new hobby, and even a benefit to your wellbeing.

Journalling is a personal way of discovering nature and deepening your connection to the natural world through words, pictures and numbers. A way to feed your curiosity about the world around you, and to ask questions and find answers, a way for you to make observations and develop skills as an artist, writer or naturalist – or all three.

Nature journalling is described as "the regular recording of observations, perceptions, and feelings about the world of nature around you." – Clare Walker Leslie.

William was born in Cambridge into a family of intellectuals and artists. He had a home in Sansepolcro, Tuscany for several years and has exhibited widely in Italy. He was educated in America, where he received a Master's from Princeton University. He later taught at both Princeton and the University of California, and practiced architecture at leading firms on both coasts. He returned to Europe at the age of 30 in the early 1990s and now lives in Italy with his family.

Art critic Brian Sinfield said of William’s work, "There is something darkly medieval yet dreamlike in William Rose’s paintings, but there is also humour. Rose uses and adapts the work of other artists of the past - Picasso, Balthus, Morandi, Cezanne and Titian to fill his compositions and then injects them with his own brand of mystery. Each painting is rich with symbolism, each has a narrative, often frightening but never dull."

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