The Exchange Talks are our weekly series of public events in which members of our staff, academia and the professions share their research insights on art, society and the issues that matter to everyone.

Exchange Talks are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the performing arts and wants to hear new ideas. Most Exchange Talks take place in the Fyfe Lecture Theatre on Monday evening at 6pm.

RCS Staff and Students can access a back catalogue of Exchange Talks on a Portal Page.

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, Exchange Talks are now being livestreamed directly into your home.

Term 1 2020-21 Schedule 

Monday 05 October 2020, 6.00pm
Professor Margaret Bennett: From Gaelic Bards to Country Music Stars in Five Generations: A Newfoundland case study’
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Monday 12 October 2020, 6.00pm
Dr Mona Bozdog: ‘Playing with Performance/Performing Play: Creating hybrid experiences at the fringes of video games and performance’
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Monday 19 October 2020, 6.00pm
Dr Fabrice Fitch: ‘Live Performance Post-COVID 19: A Renaissance Perspective’
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Monday 26 October 2020, 6.00pm
Dr Stuart Macrae and Paul Carey Jones: ‘“To the Last Syllable”: Collaborative Approaches to Word-Setting’
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Monday 16 November 2020, 6.00pm
Dr Elisabetta Toreno: ‘Gender, Identity and the Representation of Women’
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Monday 23 November 2020, 6.00pm
Dr Steve Halfyard: ‘Sound and fury: noise as the new music of horror’
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Monday 30 November 2020, 6.00pm
Aby Watson: ‘Disordering Dance: Dyspraxic Aesthetics in Dance Practice’
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Monday 07 December 2020, 6.00pm
Rachel O’Neill and Dr Harry Wilson: ‘Between Material, Virtual and Imaginal: Layering spaces in VR Performance’
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If you are interested in sharing your work in an Exchange Talk Livestream please email Stephanie Edwards,  Research & Knowledge Exchange Officer.