From the 1st until the 4th of July I was at Lancaster University for the PhD Sociology Summer Conference and intellectual party, organised by Prof Elizabeth Shove and students from the Sociology Department. The conference entailed not only a wide range of presentations and talks but also a spectacular finale staging departmental members as well as students ‘cooking’ a variety of sociological terms and theory into a tasty as well as amusing meal (‘Ready-Steady-Theory’). You can find more details on the programme and the book of abstracts here.
On day three we took a ride to the Lake District in Cumbria where we made a fabulous walk from Grassmere via Rydal Hall to Ambleside along beautiful green mountains, accompanied by lovely sheep and some refreshing periods of rain. This is the Lake View at Ambleside: