Annually, The University of Sheffield’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning arranges a series of Research Seminars where internationally renowned academics present their current or recently completed research and scholarly work. The research seminars are free and are open to University staff, students, professionals and invited visitors. They provided a forum to present work and have an informal discussion afterwards. This year’s series focussed on Imaginative Methodologies. In June, Wangui Kimari of the Mathare Social Justice Centre in Nairobi presented on “Abolishing the ‘native informant’: Research methods, errors and struggles for humanity” with Jon Silver as the discussant.