Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall

01 August 2016

Fantastic Ideas Lab!! Thanks to all participants...

Dear all
I hope you have all had time now to absorb the wonderful ideas and conversations that took place at Gregynog this year. It was a fantastic week, and made so thanks to an amazing bunch of participants (again!). This was the last year it will be run from Aberystwyth, so Yvonne and I would like to say a special thanks to you all--and thanks to Andreja and Erzsebet for taking on the running of the Ideas Lab from next year. They are in the process of booking 10-15 July 2017 with Gregynog and will I'm sure be posting more details shortly.
In the meantime do keep in touch. Yvonne has sent around everyone's contact details, and information about the Facebook group. You can also subscribe to this blog to get updates by email.
With very best wishes and many thanks for all your support and for making this such a wonderful venture!

28 June 2016

Looking forward to start of Ideas Lab!

Dear all
The Ideas Lab is now less than two weeks away, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to Gregynog. There have been some minor changes to the timetable, and the new version has been posted. We have an exciting week in prospect!

Unfortunately, it turns out that Professor Mick Dillon will be unable to join us.  He has a newly scheduled hospital procedure and has had to withdraw. He is extremely sorry to disappoint those who had signed up to his seminars, but he has no option. We will miss him very much; we wish him well and hope he may be able to make it another time.

If you have any remaining queries, don't hesitate to contact us. We shall see you on July 11th!
Best wishes

31 May 2016

Guest professor seminars and workshop details

We are delighted to announce that full details of the guest professor seminars are now available through the link to the right. 

There is an exciting choice of topics. Each seminar comprises three one-and-a-half hour sessions. The seminars run in three steams and participants choose one seminar from each stream:

Stream A:
Specular Politics: Mystery, Manifestation, Resistance (Michael Dillon)

Deleuze and Politics  (Tom Lundborg)

Psychoanalysis and the Practice of Resistance (Andreja Zevnik)

Stream B:
On Violence, Security, and Outliving ‘Life’ (Asli Calkivik)

The New Politics of Enclosure (R. B. J. Walker)

(Un)making the Neoliberal Subject (Erzsebet Strausz)

Stream C:
Aesthetics and Politics (Jenny Edkins)

"The world, after the end of the world" (Andrew Davison)

Interpreting War: Critical Methods, Ethics & Politics (Annick T. R. Wibben)

In addition to the seminars, we have two plenary workshops. The first, led by Himadeep Muppidi, entitled ‘Worlding the postcolonial’, follows on from the wonderful storytelling workshop he led last year. The second is a completely new venture for this year—a workshop led by Phil Gaydon, Conor Heaney and Erzsebet Strausz. This workshop takes place over two plenary sessions in the Music Room on Wednesday afternoon/evening. Expect to find the room transformed and your ideas of learning spaces challenged.

Other activities include research surgeries with guest professors, sessions organised by participants, a twympath dawns on the first evening, a barbecue, and hopefully a yoga session to counterbalance all that thinking. There will be free time too, to enjoy walks and conversation in the beautiful surroundings at Gregynog.

Any queries, contact Yvonne Rinkart on
Looking forward to seeing you in July!