Being here, together, is like nowhere else. And people rarely want to leave.
It seems to be a naturally fertile space where fresh ideas, new connections and creativity in all its forms thrives. And it’s a good place to restore your wellbeing.
It’s where you quickly feel at home and have the confidence to step out and explore.
And we just love gathering people like you together to do amazing things…
Seasonal First Fridays
Creating good space to talk, connect and create has always been part of our ethos. Our monthly #FirstFridays ran from 2015 to 2019.
We are ready to relaunch with a seasonal, quarterly gathering welcoming old friends and new faces for generous space to recharge and re-ignite, both inside and out!
- Spring – Friday 6th March
- Summer – Friday 5th June
- Autumn – Friday 4th September
- Winter – Friday 4th December
Informal but intentional – come anytime between 12 noon and 4 pm. £20 per person including simple lunch and homemade refreshments.
We are also planning a number of structured events here over the Spring and Summer. More details to follow.
From time to time we also host collaborative conversations – either on behalf of an organisation or because we believe there’s an interesting problem to explore.
Sue has developed particular expertise and an enviable reputation for designing and hosting these kinds of events and her clients have included:
- Royal College of Physicians, London
- Swansea University
- RSA Cymru
- CHI+MED – an EPSRC funded research programme across UCL, Queen Mary’s and Swansea University
- Karl Storz
If you would like us to host a waterside conversation get in touch.
Organising scientists has mischievously been likened to herding cats, because it is notoriously impossible. Sue Heatherington helped me organise and run two of the most effective scientific meetings I have attended: fifty top international people worked together, thought in new ways, and were inspired to carry on working together after the event. Sue planned the meetings meticulously, but also had the professionalism on the day to seamlessly adapt and transform the activities to enable the meeting to exceed all expectations in quality, networking and in generating unexpected powerful ideas. Perhaps most impressively, she got people to work very hard, in new and sometimes challenging ways, and to enjoy the experience immensely.”Prof Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University
Sue is also an experienced thinking partner (strategic coach) and works with individuals here at The Waterside, and elsewhere.top