BAAL 50th Anniversary Party

Friday 1st September
£30.00 – includes:

  • Sparkling wine (or soft drink) on arrival
  • 2 x course Hot Fork Buffet (Main and Dessert)
  • 1 x glass of wine/ soft drink with dinner
  • Tea, Coffee
  • Ceilidh with live band and caller
  • Cash Bar available (bottled beer, bottles of wine)

BRONTE 200 – Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum

Saturday 2nd September

As part of the BAAL 50th Anniversary celebrations we are organising a coach trip from the University to the village of Haworth, where the Bronte family lived and wrote 200 years ago. The trip will take place on the afternoon of Saturday September 2nd, and the scenic drive covers 25 miles and takes approximately one hour.
The cost of the trip is £30 per head, which includes transport and afternoon tea, and the coach will leave from the Parkinson steps at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea will be provided at the Ashmount Country House Hotel at 3pm, with an optional glass of Prosecco for an additional charge. The coach will park in the Museum car park and will leave Haworth at 5.30pm.

  • There are several possible options when you are in Haworth:
  • Walk up to the Bronte Falls – approximately 1.5 miles each way, across the moorland which the family often visited.
  • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum (entry fee £8.50 per adult, £6.50 for concessions).
  • Walk around the Bronte parsonage and church yard.
  • Walk down to the town centre for gift shops, galleries, pubs dating back to the 1700s, local art and produce.

Haworth reviews

“For bibliophiles, this is a true pilgrimage site. The parsonage is fitted with MANY original Bronte pieces of furniture and articles — eyeglasses, sewing boxes, writing desks, and many letters and a few of their teeny tiny books the Brontes wrote as children, and also a number of portraits by their brother Branwell. No photos are allowed in the house but there is so much to see. Take some time to walk around the adjacent cemetery and church. Take a look up the hill at the back of the house where the girls would have taken daily rambles on the moors”.

“In Haworth there are tea rooms, souvenir and antiquarian bookshops, restaurants, pubs and hotels including the Black Bull, where Branwell Brontë’s decline into alcoholism and opium addiction allegedly began.”

BAAL 2017 Postgraduate Forum

Friday, September 1st 2017, 11.15am-12.55pm, Room 1

THEME:  Struggles with Data: Stories from the Field

Data is the key to our research but as Postgraduate Researchers we often struggle with both data collection and analysis. In this informal forum, our 3 presenters will outline some of their struggles with data and how they overcame these challenges. After the presentations, there will be an open discussion with the panel.

Guest speakers:

Bettina Beinhoff (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Khawla Badwan (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Loreto Aliaga-Salas (Leeds University, UK)

Research Speed Dating

Come along and go speed dating with a twist!

Research speed dating event is a quick-fire and sociable way to talk about your research project and meet other postgraduate researchers. You’ll get the opportunity to describe and discuss different aspects of your research with a series of partners in strictly timed three and four minute chunks.  

It’s fun! It’s informal! It’s academically stimulating!

You’ll need to be actively engaged in a research project and be prepared to talk about it (fast)! The project could be your PhD, whether it’s current or recently finished, or any specific project in which you’re engaged.

How to participate?

Please let us know in advance if you’d like to join so we have a rough idea of numbers, but if on the day you realised you’ve forgotten to do this still come along! For further details please contact:

Organizer: Owen Minns (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

BAAL Postgraduate Development & Liaison Coordinator