Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group

Workshop - 30 November 2022

B38 Lenton Firs
Wednesday 30th November 2022 (14:00-17:00)
For further information please contact Professor Jonathan Hale, or send an email to
The Architecture, Culture & Tectonics Research Group warmly invites you to attend their Workshop on Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 2pm  


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Guest Speaker: Dr Arthur Piper 


Guest speaker: Dr Arthur Piper, Honorary Associate Professor, Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham

Abstract: Sharpen up your writing 

Writing concisely is a key academic skill.  Whether you are writing an abstract for a conference, preparing a presentation or drafting a blog post, conveying ideas clearly and simply is a must.

Too often writers get bogged down with long words and byzantine sentence structures. And while it is true that difficult ideas are hard to write about, your arguments should be easy for a reader to follow and understand.

This afternoon workshop provides some core strategies and ideas to help you cut through the confusion. The workshop will look at using appropriate vocabulary and sentences, pacing and structure between paragraphs, and invites writers to bring their own writing to work on and discuss. It will also suggest a range of helpful resources.  


Arthur Piper is an award-winning writer and editor. His journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications in the UK, Europe and the US, including The Times, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail. He has edited magazines for organisations such as Microsoft and Siemens and written reports and special projects for many global businesses. He was co-founder of the Nottingham Science Technology and Culture Research Group at the University of Nottingham and his PhD explored theoretical connections between images, cognitive science and technologies. His co-edited anthology, Images: A Reader was published by Sage in 2006. Today he works mostly on shaping effective narratives about technology for global organisations.

Architecture, Culture and Tectonics

The University of Nottingham
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