Off-METM21 online programme

No METM would be complete without an off-METM social programme. At METM21 Online, our fringe line-up offers plenty of opportunities for learning and networking, all with a virtual twist. This year, there are no sign-ups for off-METM activities.

Thursday, 14 October

Lightning talks on MET activities

Pick the mix of MET projects that you want to hear more about in our medley of mini-presentations.

  • Book Club
  • MET bookshelf
  • ReFAL project
  • Small research grants
  • The Hive
  • Tweet your Thesis
  • Volunteering for MET

Join the relevant breakout group to hear about the project you're interested in. Each 15-minute talk will be repeated three times.

One text, two editors, endless talking points

Watch two seasoned editors go head to head as they whip a text into shape. How will their approaches differ? What will their final texts look like? And which version will you prefer? Audience participation strongly encouraged.

Friday, 15 October

Pre-recorded musical performance and live prize draw

Ruth Simpson takes up the baton to lead the METM21 choir’s interpretation of Hey Jude by the Beatles. You can even sing along – mics muted, please!

Feeling lucky? The traditional METM raffle will follow the choir’s performance. Dana Szabados, our sponsorship coordinator, will announce the winners.

Cosy cove-side chats about your castaway essentials

A METM spin on the age-old radio show: pick your top tunes, books and luxuries as you flit from cove to cove in small random groups of castaways. No sign-up required; bring your own coconut, deckchair and knotted handkerchief.

Virtual mixer for all METM attendees

Round off METM21 Online in style at our after-party. We'll meet on Wonder to unwind, catch up with colleagues old and new, and toast the end of our conference. All welcome, castaways and landlubbers alike.