Residency Launch Event

The NHS NW R&D residency was officially launched at an evening reception at the Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool on 29 November 2018. Cellist Georgina Aasgaard gave a live musical performance and the evening included talks from the following people. Click their photo to watch the talk.

Academic-in-residence Model

The academic-in-residence model was introduced and developed through a partnership between Bluecoat and University of Liverpool’s Department of Philosophy in 2013. Dr Yiota Vassilopoulou became the UK’s first philosopher in residence. The residency has opened up new doors to collaboration between the University and its institutional partners.

The Philosopher-in-Residence programme is a framework for cross-institutional collaboration between the University and external partners, which implements philosophical research as a collaborative and continuous process of dialogue, reflection and evaluation with the public.

Since its inception, academics have been in residence at Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery and Bury Museum. This new residency takes the model outside of the cultural sector for the first time.