It is with enormous regret that we must announce the cancellation this weekend’s researchED event.
This has been done, of course, in response to the Corona Virus, and to combat its spread through social distancing. It is a decision imposed on us by the Public Health Agency of Sweden, who have insisted on a ban of events with 500 or more people:
I think it is the right thing to do, in the circumstances, and as an act of prudence and preservation, particularly for this members of our communities who are more at risk.
We regret any inconvenience and disappointment this has caused you, and we thank you both for your intended attendance, and for your understanding at this difficult time.
We intend to postpone/ reschedule this event rather than cancel it fully. We will be in touch to ask if you would kindly join us again in the future.
As a result, we would like to offer the following options regarding tickets:
1. Keep your ticket and it will be valid at the next event we organise. We hope that this will be in September-November 2020 sometime.
2. Request a refund. Do remember that tickets for researchED are highly in demand, and for this event we had a waiting list of several hundred, so it may be more prudent to hold on to your ticket if you want to come again.
If possible we would be extremely grateful if you could retain the ticket for the next event as we are a volunteer only organisation with very limited administration.
If you have incurred any expenses in this process, our advice would be- in the first instance- see if travel companies, airlines etc will refund or cancel your tickets, or if your institutions would absorb the cost in the event of them having insurance for such circumstances.
Once again, my sincerest regret at the way this has turned out, but I hope you will agree with us when we say that the public health, and the public good must come first, and it would be inconsiderate to proceed in the face of government advice. Please be safe, be well, and look after one another. We hope to see you with better news very soon.
Lucy Rycroft-Smith, Editor of ‘Flip the System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto’, researcher and writer, Cambridge
Anita Norlund, Professor in Educational Research and Development, Borås University Eamon Costello, Programme Director, Information Technology programmes, Dublin City University Lars Mouwitz, Professor Emeritus at Linneaus University, Växjö
Elisabeth Nihlfors, Professor in Educational Leadership, Uppsala University Beth Greville-Giddings, Research Lead & Teaching Assistant, Westbury Academy, Nottingham
Pernilla Lundgren, PhD, Educational consultant
Mark Aston, Teacher of English Language & Literature – UK and International Clare Sealy, Head of Curriculum and Standards for the States of Guernsey Camilla Gramstad Hagevold, Education blogger and Deputy head teacher at Undheim school, Jæren Norway
Dawn Cox, Secondary teacher, Religious education, Essex Efrat Furst, Education and science communicator, Harvard University, Boston
Paul Kirschner, Distinguished University Professor, Open University Neatherlands Oliver Caviglioli, Visualiser of educational ideas and processes, London
Eric Kalenze, Independent writer and consultant, Curriculum & Instruction Lead Teacher at FIT Academy, researchED US Ambassador
Martin Robinson, Education Advisor: Royal Society of Arts
Anders Jönsson, Professor in Science Education Research, Kristianstad University
Mark Aston, Head of English, British School of Nanjing
Daniel Muijs, Head of Research, Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) Richard Selfridge, Teacher and Writer, Databusting for Schools Tom Bennett, Founder researchED Harry Fletcher-Wood, Associate Dean, Institute for Teaching Eva Hartell, Researcher, Haninge municipality, & KTH Royal Institute of Technology Claire Stoneman, Deputy of Academy and teacher of English, Birmingham David Didau, Author & consultant
Keven Bartle, Principal Canons High School, London Cecilie Hansen, Researcher at NORCE & SLATE, University of Bergen
Dr Jessica Berggren, Lektor, R & D Unit, Central Education Administration, City of Stockholm, Stockholm University
Helena Kvarnsell, teacher in Nacka municipality
Arnold Pears, professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Åsa Plesner, Co-founder, Tankesmedjan Balans
James Murphy, Director, School Partnerships, Thinking Reading
Tomas Björnberg, Upper secondary teacher of English and History, Stockholm
Barbara Wasson, Professor, Director of Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology at University of Bergen René Kneyber, Teacher, author & crown member of the Dutch Education Council
Steve Dew, head Teacher, Church Cowley St James Primary School, Oxford Maria Jarlsdotter, experienced head teacher, Skåne
Professor Lisa Björklund Boistrup, Malmö University
Dianne Murphy, Founder and Director, Thinking Reading
Nina Kilbrink, PhD, Karlstad University Jan Axelsson, Welding Teacher & PhD student. Karlstad University
Stig-Börje Asplund, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Karlstad University
Jan Tishauser, Program Manager researchED NL Ann-Sofie Jägerskog, PhD student, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education, Stockholm University Malin Tväråna, PhD, Lecturer at Department of Education, Uppsala University Sarah Dove, Project Manager for the DfE innovation fund project
Gunnlaugur Magnusson, PhD, Senior lecturer, Department of Education, Uppsala University
Alex Weatherall, Teacher, and developer for Teacher Tapp
Pedro De Bruyckere, Postdoctoral research and Teacher Trainer, University Leiden/Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent
Jonas Linderoth, Professor in Media, Aesthetics and Narration, University of Skövde/ Professor in Education, Swedish Defence University