Launch of ASPECT-funded Ludic Labs platform

On July 1st, we celebrated the inaugural launch of our ASPECT-funded Ludic Labs platform – the go-to resource for researchers looking to bring academic ideas to wider audiences with games.

Key figures in and out of academia gathered to discuss the difference games can make to curricula and research, including:

  • Professor Julia Black FBA (Strategic Director of Innovation, LSE and Chair of the ASPECT Steering Group);
  • Ian Livingstone CBE (co-founder of Games Workshop, author of 15 Fighting Fantasy gamebooks);
  • Florence Engasser (senior foresight analyst at the Nesta foundation);
  • Dr Javier Garcia Olivia (senior lecturer at the University of Manchester School of Law);
  • Prof Helen Hall (senior lecturer at Nottingham Law School, associate director of the Centre for Rights and Justice);
  • Gavin Davies (project officer at the University of Manchester);
  • Julian Jantke (research commercialisation manager at the University of Bristol).

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Launch of the Doing Well by Doing Good course in partnership with Berenbrug.

As part of Aspect’s ongoing provision of training and learning initiatives for Aspect members, today we are delighted to announce having teamed up with Berenbrug to release a new online course for Aspect members.

reSHAPE 2023

Innovation is the lifeblood of progress, and on the 7th of September 2023, the second edition of reSHAPE brought together visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders to celebrate and explore the dynamic world of SHAPE ventures.


On the 11th of September we’ll be holding the final live activity as part of Aspect Festival23 with the Dutch Knowledge Transfer Office Social Sciences & Humanities Working Group, hosted by Aspect member Leiden University.

Methods for Change: Creative, Participatory and Design Methods Showcase

Join the M4C team online from 11.30 – 12.30 Wednesday 13th September 2023 for the Aspect Methods for Change Showcase event!

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