Our Brown Bag research talks and discussions are, as the name suggests, lunchtime sessions. While current regulations don’t yet admit the bringing of food into the seminar room (whether in a brown bag or any other carrying device), the ongoing research work showcased in these sessions will give students and staff plenty of food for thought to munch on and discuss in a friendly, informal and cross-disciplinary environment.

Come along and join in the discussion!

Upcoming Brown Bag Talks, 2021-2022

Semester 1

Wednesday, 24 November, from 1 to 2pm. Online via Teams (click here to join).

Kate Mackenzie (French Studies), Adolescence, Identity Formation and Dislocation in Relation to Literary Texts.

Semester 2

Wednesday, 26 January, from 1 to 2pm . (Location tbc.)

Dr. Huw Halstead (School of History): “A homeland in two countries”: Performing everyday citizenship with the expatriated Greeks of Turkey.

Wednesday, 23 February, from 1 to 2pm . (Location tbc.)

Thalia Ostendorf (French Studies & Social Anthropology): title tbc.

Wednesday, 30 March, from 1 to 2pm . (Location tbc.)

Prof. Gregory Lee (Chinese Studies): title tbc.

If you are interested in presenting your own work, please get in touch with us at

Please find details of our past events here.

Dr Isabel SeguĂ­ shares her research about documentary-making in Bolivia.