Connecting young people to the world
The seminar is about the sensed, aesthetic outdoor world and the narratives that we construct or reproduce when we experience powerful outdoor spaces. It is designed to be an active participatory research and practical conference developing theory and engaging in practice. There will be extended sessions outdoors for all participants. It is planned to consider aspects of the romantic as well as the critical, the aesthetic as well as the cognitive and by co-constructing this new way of thinking about outdoor practice it is hoped that new understandings of atmospheres and narratives will engender curiosity, raise cultural sensitivity and enrich our outdoor practices.
For details of conference sessions please see the EOE Book of Abstracts 2017.
Programme Outline 2017
Plymouth Marjon University was ranked 4th best university in the UK, in 2016, for sports facilities by Times Higher Education (THE) and is the only University in the South West to achieve laboratory accreditation by BASES. Our laboratory facilities include two exercise physiology laboratories, a biomechanics laboratory and a rehabilitation laboratory.
The seminar will be based at our vibrant green and self-contained campus. It takes just minutes to walk between the sports centre, lecture theatres, teaching rooms, restaurant, shop and accommodation. We've really got all you need right here.
Situated on campus, our halls of residence will offer up to 150 rooms for seminar delegates. Off-site accommodation is also available, a Travelodge hotel is a 5-10 min walk from campus and the Future Inn is a 10-15min from campus.
Plymouth Marjon University is located in Derriford, on the northern edge of Plymouth. Our city is packed with character and charm and delegates may enjoy waterside dining at the Barbican or the Royal William Yard. Or if you love the great outdoors then it is a short trip to the beach or to Dartmoor National Park. With transport links by road and rail, Plymouth Marjon University is easily accessible to those travelling to the seminar and on-site parking is available.