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Strange Bedfellows? : Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity

14 - 15 June, Ron Cooke Hub

When we talk about education policy, how often do we ask the rising generation – those who will be most affected by changes - for their views? This exhibition will tell the story and present the findings of the collaborative research project ‘Strange Bedfellows’.

Research students from the Universities of York and Leeds held 8 workshops with Year 12 students at Huntington School to find out their views on:

  • The relationship between creativity and analysis
  • Proposed reform to education policy and curricula
  • Proposed reform to Higher Education
  • The place of the arts and creative activity in their lives
  • Their ambitions and aspirations for the future.

This exhibition will show a 10-minute documentary film about the project’s findings, and display the creative works produced by the students in response to these questions.

Admissions: Free

More information: www.strange-bedfellows.org

Humanities Research Centre

University of Leeds