Opening doors: Presentations and visit to Kings College London, Science Gallery

Date & Time:29th October

Universities, cultural and other organisations are investing in new imaginative ways to connect with, support and open their doors to their local communities.  Examples include the Open Doors project at the Royal Opera House and the Science Gallery at King’s College London.

This evening event at the Science Gallery will include presentations from different organisations on the theme of Opening Doors, a visit to the Science Gallery and its new exhibition ‘On Edge – Living in an Age of Anxiety’, which is a good follow-up to the Edinburgh conference.


5.30pm arrival, tea and coffee

6.00: Presentations and Discussion The event will be chaired by Ian Caldwell, former Director of Estates and Services at King’s College London, with an introduction to the innovative new Central Library in Helsinki, opened in December 2018, followed by presentations:

  • The Science Gallery London: Tim Henbury, Operations Director at the Science Gallery, London
  • University and community in NW Cambridge: Heather Topel, Project Director, NW Cambridge development
  • The Strand/Aldwych project: Ruchi Charravarty: Head of Place Shaping, Westminster City Council
  • Open Doors at the Royal Opera House: Stanton Williams
  • The V&A at Stratford: Catherine Ince, Chief Curator, V&A East

Discussion and Q&A, followed by drinks and an introduction and Visit to the Science Gallery’s current exhibition ‘On Edge: Living in an Age of Anxiety’, an appropriate follow-up to the HEDQF conference in June 2019.

This event has now taken place.  A detailed post event report can be found here


HEDQF would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this event: