Venue               Reading Room, The British Academy, 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 5AH and on Zoom

Date                  Friday 15th July 2022

Time                  10.00–16.00

The morning activity is an AGM; the afternoon will be a Plenary focussing on REF. With a panel of experts, we will be reflecting on the experience and outcomes of REF 2021 and thinking how we build towards future research strategies. The session will include a combination of presentations from the Chairs and Deputy Chairs of sub-panels 25 (Area Studies) and 26 (Modern Languages and Linguistics), a roundtable with other REF stakeholders, and a broad and inclusive discussion with delegates. 

10.00 – 12.00 AGM

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 – 14:30 REF from the perspective of sub-panel Chairs and Deputy Chairs (chaired by Emma Cayley)

  • Charles Forsdick (Chair of sub-panel 26)
  • Susan Hodgett (Chair of sub-panel 25)
  • Jane Stuart-Smith (Deputy Chair of sub-panel 26)

Q+A and discussion

15.00 – 16.00 Roundtable: The experience of REF and thinking towards the future (chaired by Liz Wren-Owens) and

•             Charles Burdett (Director of the IMLR)

•             Emma Cayley (Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds)

•             Frank Finlay  (Member of sub-panel 26)

•             Hilary Potter (ECA representative)

Q+A and discussion

There is no charge for attendance, but we ask that you register by 30th June, stating whether you’ll be attending in person or online by emailing Marcela Cazzoli (

Pre-Meeting Documents

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