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University of Cumbria to host innovation conference

Published on: Monday 25th June 2018

Leadership expert Richard Little will be the keynote speaker at a major conference hosted by the University of Cumbria next month.

The Cumbria Research and Innovation Conference is an annual event showcasing a range of research work carried out at the university, and features a number of guest speakers and demonstrations.

Mr Little, a visiting lecturer and senior consultant with global creative change agency Impact International, has worked in the field of leadership development for 35 years.

Conrad Lynch, artistic director of Keswick's Theatre by the Lake, will present world class theatre in a world class landscape – the challenges and rewards of making work in a rural location.

He said: “I’m delighted to be invited to attend an event which will shine a spotlight on the work under way at the university which has an impact across Cumbria and beyond.

"From the arts to zoology, the university is playing an increasing role in the region that I’m proud to support.”

Other speakers include Prof Diane Cox, director of research and head of graduate school, and Prof Andy Gale, the university’s director of industrial strategy.

Prof Graeme Danby, who will chair the event, said: “This event offers a glimpse into the variety of work that goes on here and is a chance for businesses, residents and anyone interested in hearing from and meeting colleagues from all departments.

“Without doubt the breadth and depth of work here has an impact on all our lives and this is a golden opportunity to see what goes on at first hand and maybe think about possible future collaborations.”

The conference takes place on July 6 at the Sentamu Building on the university’s Lancaster campus.

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