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Annual Retreat June 2008

Complexity DTC Annual Conference 

When: 12:30pm, Mon, 16 Jun '08 - 10am, Thu, 19 Jun '08

Where: Stanton Guild House (alternate link ), located between Broadway and Cheltenham

How to get there by car from Warwick Campus: instructions.pdf
If you arrive from somewhere else please consult the intstructions on the website of the Guildhouse.

NOTE: The Guildhouse has stated that upon arrival, you may park your car in a space by the house to unload, but please then move your car back down to the lower car park (you'll see it on the way up).

The schedule is given below and here: schedule.pdf
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and the evenings are free for discussions/group activities etc.

Please bring leisure equipment, outdoor (football, cricket, frisbee...) and indoor (chess board, cards...), and shoes for hiking.

Towels and all bedding will be provided, but you will need to bring your own toiletries.


Students: Jason Brentnall, Paul Chleboun, Marina Diakonova, Steven Hill, Peter Jones, Jamie Luo, James Porter, Tristan Webb

Staff/Co-directors: Robin Ball, Colm Connaughton, Frances Griffiths, Stefan Grosskinsky, Vassili Kolokoltsov, Robert MacKay, Yasmin Merali, Phil Richardson, Rajat Roy, Ellak Somfai, Yulia Timofeeva

External partners: Sadie Creese (WMG), Nick Gaunt (NHS), Al Saje (Jaguar & Land Rover)


Monday, June 16

12:30 Arrival
13:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
SSLC meeting and general review of the DTC’s direction
16:30 – 18:00 Three Student mini-project presentations
18:00 – 19:00

Pre-dinner talk by Sadie Creese (WMG)
Complex systems in the e-security domain

19:00 Dinner


Tuesday, June 17

9:00 – 11:00 Complexity staff scientific presentations by RCUK fellows
Colm Connaughton, Ellak Somfai, Yulia Timofeeva
11:00 – 12:00 Visionary talk on Warwick Complexity by Robert MacKay
12:00 – 13:00 Two Student mini-project presentations
13:00 Lunch
18:00 – 19:00 Pre-dinner talk by Nick Gaunt (NHS)
Confronting complexity: some stories of healthcare management
19:00 Dinner



Wednesday, June 18

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Transferrable skills session by Robert MacKay
Project and supervision management
10:00 – 11:00 Transferrable skills session by Robin Ball
Effective scientific communication
11:30 – 13:00 Three Student mini-project presentations
13:00 Lunch
18:00 – 19:00 Pre-dinner talk by Al Saje (Jaguar & Land Rover)
Examples of complexity in the automotive industry
19:00 Dinner




Thursday, June 19

10:00 Return to Warwick