Lunchtime Talks

Our Lunchtime Talks are always about providing an informal space for people to come and listen (whilst eating their packed lunch), and to have their minds stretched in different directions as they discover others’ practices, projects, disciplines and approaches.  It’s 20 minutes ‘talking’ and 20 minutes Q&A/conversation.

*When we say talk this might be to play, test, brainstorm, hack, talk, discuss. 

Lunchtime Talks are scheduled in Kaleider’s main studio on the first floor of an old building and is only accessible by stairs. We are working hard to improve the accessibility to all workspaces. If you are interested in attending Open Fridays or doing a Lunchtime Talk and have specific access needs we would love to hear from you and to talk about how we might be able to accommodate you now or in the future.

Each Friday is also an Open Friday where you can come and work at Kaleider from 10-4.30pm. Find out more here. 

When: 1- 2pm, Fridays.  A new series is being programmed at the moment – watch this space!
Where: Kaleider, Bathurst House, Smythen Street, Exeter, EX1 1BN

No need to RSVP, just turn up.

Future series are starting from September 1st and November 3rd.

If you are interested in finding out more please email

Lunchtime Talks will be back from Sept 1st 2017

More info coming soon!

Lunchtime Talks – Summer 2017

June 23rd – Pete Yeo, Who Speaks for the Plants (as a Whole)?

June 30th – Alasdair Allan, The Privacy Implications of Invisible Technology

July 7th – Liam Taylor, Mapping the stories of Climate Change

July 14th – Lizzie Philps, How might GPS articulate the 21st century maternal?

Lunchtime Talks – Winter 2017

February 3rd – J.R. Carpenter, The Gathering Cloud

February 24th – Ben Dunks & Emma McFarland,  Are you robot ready?

March 3rd – Pierrette Thomet Stott & Prof Peter Stott, Do you really even actually understand what I’m saying?

March 10th – Neville Morley, History, Politics and Truth


 Lunchtime Talks – Autumn 2016

4th November – Anne-Marie Culhane & Dr Tom Powell, Cross-disciplinary collaboration; our experiences of creative projects exploring food systems and climate change.

11th November – Gail Davies, The art and science of living with GloFish™

18th November – Clare Bryden, GreenlBlue: What seems to be the most solid and robust is in reality the most fragile and vulnerable

25th November – Nathan Mayne, Aliens and the Weather

2nd December – Amanda Schmid-Scott, Reimagining violence: the bureaucratisation of life in immigration removal centres

9th December – Catherine Cartwright, What is the place for printmaking in socio-political change?


 Lunchtime Talks – Summer 2016

Thank you to all our fabulous summer speakers!  Lunchtime Talks will resume in late Autumn.  Watch this space for dates!

26th August – Rupert Johnstone, Ceramics with a twist.

19th August – Ross Middleham, The making of, and a meeting with the TechnoRhino.

12th August – Mark McCarthy, (Manager of the National Climate Information Centre at the Met Office). Strawberries at Christmas. 

5th August – Nuria Bonet Filella – Being a Scientist Composer: Representing our environment in music.

29th July – Chloe Uden – In strange lands ambassadorial skills might be useful.

22nd July – Becca Gill – No Sparrow Shall Fall.

15th July – No talk currently scheduled – tbc

8th July – Angela Gallego-Sala – The Value of Peatlands.

1st July – Stephen Hodge – Before I compose a piece, I walk round it several times, accompanied by myself.         

17th June – Alberto Arribas – Making Data Useful.

10th June – Dr Sal Lampkin – Engaged Smart Transport.

3rd June – Dr Anne Le Brocq – Ice Flows.

27th May – Cliff Gorman – Toying with Art.

You can find out more on our events page. 

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