Attending FAQ

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What you need to know about attending

Where is the schedule of events?

Download the skeleton schedule here... But, don't worry.. We have a lot more planned but don't want to spoil the surprises! Also, much of the week will be supported by Dr Dee Hennessey who is a leading expert in 'improvised facilitation'... so it would be misleading to have too many concrete plans. We will also be ensuring there is plenty of space in the schedule for serendipitous forays into unexpected places and topics.

When should I arrive?

The event will kick off at around midday on the 1st August. Depending on your travel arrangements this may or may not be possible, if in doubt get in touch with us (email addresses at the top of the page) and we'll have a chat about it.

Can I apply to attend?

Most of the slots to attend the Jamboree have been filled by invitation, however, there will be 5 open places that you can apply for. For these spaces we will preference students and underrepresented groups. More information on how to apply for these spaces will be published in the near future.

Will you cover my expenses?

We will cover your expenses to attend the event, including travel, accommodation and meals. If you can cover your own travel expenses that would be appreciated, but we will cover it if you can't. This will be dealt with when we send you an attendance questionnaire. It's probably a good idea to have some money to buy drinks or snacks if you want them outside of mealtimes or in the evening from the bar.

What is the accommodation like?

We will be using a range of the different accommodation options at Brathay Hall. Everyone will have their own private room, most of which are en suite. If you have any special requirements or concerns about the rooms, please get in touch. Linen and towels are provided.

What sort of food will there be?

There will be breakfast, lunch and dinner provided for all attendees. A range of cuisines will be available throughout the week which will cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

What do I need to bring, what should I wear?

We are an informal bunch, so there is no need to bring anything dressy if you don't want to. Being August in the Lake District, the weather could be either really hot and sunny (bring shorts and t-shirts, sunscreen and insect repellent) or it could be rather cold and wet (bring a waterproof and warm jumper). Brathay Hall is situated on the banks of Lake Windermere, so you may also want to bring swimming gear. Some of us are also likely to head to the hills for a walk or two. If this appeals to you, do bring stout walking shoes or boots, a day pack, and of course, the obligatory waterproof and warm jumper.

We will provide more details about any special artefacts, objects, tools, or toys for the work side of things closer to the time.

Can I come for just one day?

If you are unable to come for the week, but you could manage a day or two, please do get in touch with us and let them know. We would love for people to come for a day and contribute if they can.

Can I bring my family?

Yes! We have no problem with your family joining you at Brathay Hall. There are family lodges on the site. Please get in touch to discuss how to make this happen.

Can I bring my child/do you have childcare?

Yes! We have some budget to support childcare for the week. If you might need this please get in touch to discuss it.

What if I change my mind?

We understand that sometimes life throws you a curveball and plans need to change. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend and we can offer your place to someone else.

What about COVID-19?

See this page for our detailed approach to handling Covid-19.