Knowledge Exchange

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is committed to all forms of Knowledge Exchange (KE).

Knowledge Exchange at Central

Since Central’s founding in 1906, the school’s flexible approach to training and scholarship has brought research and practice into dialogue. As the UK’s leading research conservatoire the learning environment at Central fosters creativity, artistry, critical engagement and radical innovation.

Central’s KE strategy is to champion and demonstrate the impact of this training and research to and with a variety of industries, audiences and communities. We are committed to building and maintaining strong partnerships and relationships through which we can exchange ideas, learn from each other and use our skills, knowledge and expertise to create collaborations that will benefit everyone involved. Central believes that Knowledge Exchange is at the heart of its work and seeks to embed it across all research, scholarship and commercial activity.

Details of Knowledge Exchange projects emerging from innovative pedagogy and training include Pop Up Globe and Women in Screen and can be found in our discussion of Excellence and Innovation in Teaching.

Details of Knowledge Exchange projects emerging from include This Grief Thing,  And The Rest of Me Floats and our collaborations with Tonic Advance and Parents in Performing Arts on working conditions in British  theatre.

Knowledge Exchange at Central is championed by our KE Fellows Dr. Naomi Paxton and  Dr. Brian Lobel who are both performers and academics. Naomi’s research focuses around women’s theatre history and the contribution of theatre professionals to the suffrage movement. She is a BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker and has extensive public engagement experience. Brian’s research and practice is focused on health and wellbeing. He works extensively with cancer patients, medical staff and biomedical researchers to ensure that lives marginalized by experiences of health are better understood by the public. Regular collaborators include the Wellcome Collection, BRIGHTLIGHT Study, and The Sick of the Fringe.

*** Photograph. Tablecloth board game ‘The Race to Equal Votes’ for Equaliteas, UK Parliament Education and Engagement, 2018.