CRISP Doctoral School 2016: A Great Success

Last week saw the third biannual CRISP doctoral training school, this time hosted doc school 2016by Edinburgh University. We were delighted to welcome 21 doctoral students from all over the world. The continents of South and North America as well as the four corners of Europe were represented in the cohort. Students listened to expert lectures addressing questions concerning surveillance and the internet, security, privacy, philosophy and religion. They also participated in academic skills workshops, culminating in our Epic Research Proposal Workshop ™ which is in equal measure challenging and enjoyable. Off campus activities included the stunning CRISP annual lecture, delivered by Duncan Campbell, field trips to the Glasgow City Observatory, a film viewing and lecture. The week was rounded off with a fish supper followed by an energetic Ceilidh. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the students for their engagement as well as the academic staff who contributed: Dr Michael Nagenborg (Twente), Duncan Campbell, Nik Williams (Scottish PEN), Alex Stobart (Mydex), Dr Andrew Neal (Edinburgh), Dr Kami Vaniea (Edinburgh), Professor Mike Nellis (Strathclyde), Professor Phil Taylor (Strathclyde), Dr Heather Morgan (Aberdeen), Dr Claudia Pagliari (Edinburgh), Dr Richard Jones (Edinburgh), Dr Eric Stoddart (St Andrews) and Dr Randoph Lewis (Texas at Austin).  Once we’ve compiled all of the feedback we’ll start planning the next one: Stirling or St Andrews 2018! Which will it be? Watch this space!