Brains at the Bevy’ is a partnership of the Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton and The Bevy, Britain’s first community owned pub on a housing estate.
After running 2 successful series of Brains at the Bevy , funded by the Sussex Learning Network under the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, we are planning a third series in 2018 from April to November. So we are looking for academics to pitch in ideas for talks. We will be collecting ideas until the end of December when the Bevy community will be asked to choose which talks they would like. If you would like to suggest a topic that you would like to present, based on your research, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title and a two to three sentence plain language description.
The Bevy is so much more than just a pub and already hosts a range of community groups and health services including for seniors and those with disabilities. The Brains talks are intended to be informal, yet research based, that both engage and inform. In 2018 we will also be seeing if the talks can be a platform for community activity or further research involving those who attend the talks.
We have had a fantastic response to Brains. The 2017 series average 25 people at each event with a great mix of local residents, people working in the City, university staff and students and a surprising number of visitors from abroad. Brains at the Bevy was also Highly Commended by the University Association of Lifelong Learning at their National Awards in 2017.
You can see the varied and interesting topics covered in our 2017 programme.