The Centre for Evaluation’s Biennial Retreat: Places, Spaces, and Contexts

Date: Thursday 6th December 2018

Time: 9.00 – 17.00

Location: etc.venues Farringdon – The Hatton

Our one-day retreat will have a fascinating array of presentations and scientific discussion about all things evaluation. The theme is Places, Spaces, and Contexts, and there will be a range of sessions reflecting our broad collective interests (and plenty of coffee breaks to get deep into discussion). Not only that, but we are very pleased that Rachel Glennerster, chief economist at DFID and founder of J-PAL, will be giving her unique perspective during a keynote presentation.

The Centre’s 500+ members hail from across the School and this opportunity to get together only comes around every two years. The Centre for Evaluation’s retreats are always full-on, packed with interesting discussion.

The event is open to all LSHTM members of staff and research degree students. The price of the tickets is the same whether paying via grant code or bank card (just £125). Everything is included (food, coffee, drinks) in the price and the venue is just a stone’s throw from the School.

Please register by Friday 30 November to secure your place.

Call for Speed talks:

To help capture the breadth of evaluation research happening across the School, we would like to invite you to give a 5 minute speed talk (plus questions) reflecting on the theme of ‘doing evaluations in challenging contexts’. The theme can be interpreted loosely since all contexts have their challenges; the aim is to focus on how evaluations take place in real settings.

Research Degree students and junior staff members are particularly warmly invited to present; we would be happy to talk through any ideas if needed — please get in touch via the email address below.

If you would like to present, please send a title and short blurb to by the 23rd of November. We will do our best to accommodate as many presentations as we can, but if oversubscribed we’ll select on first-comes basis, so hurry!