HotHouse Burns Night 2017

Jaelithe SwanHotHouse

HotHouse Burns Night event piper playing then reading Scottish poem

Following the HotHouse immersive weekends which took place during early 2016 and previous ‘meet-ups’, the HotHouse programme organised an informal evening for colleagues, collaborators and friends to catch up in the New Year.

On the 25th January, participants of the HotHouse Programme from the University of Portsmouth gathered at the King Street Tavern to celebrate Burns night and discuss their current and potential research and innovation opportunities.

Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean of Enterprise and Innovation founded the HotHouse programme with the aim to “provide a networking opportunity across faculties and break down disciplinary silos and hierarchical structures.”

The evening, much like the HotHouse weekends, proved to be a success. Attendees were able to discuss their ideas and brainstorm together in a relaxing but also entertaining environment provided by the King Street Tavern. Haggis meals were available to purchase and a local piper performed the traditional address ‘tae the haggis’ as well as a few songs with his bagpipes.

On behalf of Professor Joan Farrer and the E&I Team, we’d like to thank everyone who attended the Burns night and look forward to future collaborations, innovation, research and enterprise activity and culture building.