Futures 2023/24 beneficiaries

Landmark are delighted to announce the recipients of Futures 2023/24 scheme. Following a record number of applications, we are pleased to offer ten universities a free stay to advance their work in this unique way.

University of Southampton - CentRIC, Health Sciences.

Staying at Sackville House 

'We are thrilled to have this opportunity to spend focussed time together as a team to write up important findings from our HORIZONS cohort study involving cancer survivors. The team, from early career researchers to experienced professors, will work together to deliver a series of papers in a supportive environment. These papers are needed to inform improved care and support for cancer survivors.'


University of Bristol - School for Policy Studies.

Staying at Woodsford Castle

'A collaborative housing and social care research project making the case for collective housing to reduce loneliness and improve the experience of old age. The stay will be used to co-author several chapters of a book towards the end of a three-year project. Combining the work of six academics from disciplines across social policy, social gerontology, urban sociology, economics and architecture, the book will challenge assumptions and practices related to social care and housing in later life in the UK.'


Queen Mary University of London - History/Politics and International Studies. 

Staying at Tixall Gatehouse

Women's history, political history, British history. ‘We are a group of early career scholars in history and political science using this time to workshop the introduction to our edited book Women, Power and Politics in Britain, 1945-1997, which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.’


University of Manchester - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; University College Dublin, Freie Universität Berlin, and Università degli Studi di Torino.

Staying at Villa Saraceno, Italy

‘This project will gather top researchers from four countries to discuss and develop research on mycorrhizal fungi, which are key to ecosystem processes and sustainable agriculture globally.’


University of Salford - School of Art, Media and Creative Technology. 

Staying at Astley Castle

'We will film a short documentary exploring the origins, legacies and memories of the property with poetic prose narration based on historical and literary research and develop future teaching resources for students.' 


Cardiff Metropolitan University - School of Education and Social Policy, English and Creative Writing.

Staying at Silverton Park Stables.

‘Thank you to the Landmark Trust Futures Scheme. We are excited to now be able to provide a beautiful and nurturing space, where we can create a community of practice to support the great potential of our English Creative Writing cohort longer term.’


University of Glasgow, Marine Mammal Ecology.

Staying at Auchinleck House

‘Exploring strategies to better address the ongoing problem of entanglement of marine megafauna (minke whales, humpback whales, leatherback turtles and basking sharks) in Scottish fisheries.’


University of York - Archaeology, MA Conservation.

'A group of practice-based staff in Historic Buildings and Conservation teaching team working on the ‘York Approach’ to the study of conservation and historic buildings. The stay will be used to reflect on how buildings' archaeology informs building significance and decision making in conservation and reuse schemes. A podcast episode and short video will be produced for future teaching resources.'


University of Oxford - Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Staying at Cavendish Hall

'The Preventable Deaths Tracker is a platform that provides the first and only database of coroner reports in England and Wales. We are an interdisciplinary team of epidemiologists, public health scientists, healthcare professionals, and a coroner, working together to minimise preventable deaths. We are beyond grateful to the Landmark Trust Futures Scheme for this opportunity of dedicated time away together to develop a new research agenda and strategic plan for 2024 and beyond.'


University of Edinburgh - Cerebrovascular Research Group, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.

Staying at Auchinleck House

'The Cerebrovascular Research Group (CVRG) in Edinburgh is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of doctors to reduce the global burden of stroke, but the UK is in the midst of a workforce crisis in clinical medicine, so we want to nurture our early-mid career researchers to design, develop and deliver practice-changing research on a Landmark academic retreat.'

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