Sussex PDEs 16/09/14

Setting and Scene

Outside and inside the lecture theatre

Participants

Speakers, academics, students

Ends

Time-filling, planning of the evening’s banquet and transport and the talks

Act Sequence

Participants begin to arrive and clump outside of the lecture theatre, gradually filling in; a pair discuss chairing duties standing inside the door; people gradually take their seats. Everybody sits at least one seat apart.

Key

Friendly greetings, small-talk about the evening, requests for guidance on the duties involved in taking the role of chair

Instrumentalities

Informal register with reference to arrangements already made

Norms

Conversational style, participants drift between conversations easily

Genre

Social

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