STEPS Summer School 2013

Tweets, pictures and quotes from our summer school on 13-24 May at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.


  1. Final day - a fortnight has flown by! Discussing how the post-2015 agenda is playing our around the world, and assessing how the Summer School went.
  2. Penultimate day: Pathways to Sustainability Conference, self-organised by the students to explore topics discussed over the course of the Summer School. Inventive, informative and entertaining sessions range from theatrical role-play to debate, with some juggling for good measure. Multiple pathways and diverse voices are brought to life.
  3. Seminar: The politics of policy making around pastoralism in Kenya
  4. Day 7 and the weather is fine (phew) for a walkshop on the beautiful South Downs led by Ben Ramalingam of ODI/ID (@aidontheedge) on complexity and its implications.
  5. Climate change, fuel poverty and social justice: Brighton, 20 May 2013
  6. And so the the Brighton city centre and the STEPS/SPRU public debate 'Fuel poverty, climate change and social justice', being held as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. It was a cracking debate where politics was central.
  7. Thurstan Crockett answers a question
    Thurstan Crockett answers a question
  8. A session on media, public engagement and communications heard from David Dickson, former director and editor of (, Alice Bell, research fellow at SPRU ( and the STEPS Centre's Julia Day.