HMC Fellow awarded Public Engagement Research grants

HMC Fellow Professor Kate McLoughlin has, with Dr Suzan Kalayci of Pembroke College, been awarded a grant of £4,000 from the University’s Public Engagement Research Seed Fund, for the project Into SilenceInto Silence consists of public performances of silence followed by academic workshops. After last term’s event featuring silent film, piano music, body movement and sound and light sculpture, future events are set to feature body percussionists from Istanbul and theremin-playing. Plans are afoot to get whirling dervishes to whirl in the Botanic Garden, but that’s still very much… up in the air.

Prof. McLoughlin has also been awarded £2,000 from the REF Impact Fund for a research assistant for the publication On Commemoration, coming out of the Mellon-Sawyer series,