Bloomsbury Festival – Birkbeck reflection

Ana Maria Portugal, final year PhD student at the Birkbeck Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) and its affiliated TABLET Project, writes about the Bloomsbury Festival workshop she developed with the Birkbeck Public Engagement Team to get families thinking about screen time.

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Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival

Einstein’s Garden fuses together performance, art, music and public engagement with research and brings science and the environment to life in fun and unusual ways. They are on the lookout for research groups and scientific organisations that would like to bring a stall to Einstein’s Garden with the aim of engaging festival audiences with science. Stalls can explore fundamental scientific ideas or phenomena, the process of science or current scientific research. It is essential that stalls include as much interactivity and participation as possible for festival goers and that they embody the creative and playful spirit of Einstein’s Garden.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th April 2019

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Speak or perform at New Scientist Live

Do you have an amazing talk, performance or workshop that you would like to be included in the New Scientist Live 2019 programme? They welcome all submissions that will excite, entertain and educate our audience of highly engaged science and technology lovers, particularly those related to the fields of technology and engineering.

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Celebrate award winning Public Engagement at Birkbeck

Join us at Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Awards on Tuesday 26 March to celebrate projects with a public engagement focus from across the College. There will be drinks, nibbles and a chance to network after the ceremony.

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School Partnership Grants – Royal Society

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school? The Partnership Grants scheme offers up to £3000 to UK schools or colleges to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional.

Deadline for applications 28 February 2019

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Science & Technology Facilities Council – Public Engagement Funding

A range of grant schemes support the STFC public engagement strategy.

Open schemes:

– Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement
– Public Engagement Legacy Awards – open until 20 February 2019
– Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement – open until 21 February 2019
– Public Engagement Spark Awards – opens on 14th March
– Public Engagement Reaction Awards – open call

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East End Women’s Museum – Join the steering group

The East End Women’s Museum sets out to uncover and celebrate hidden stories of local women. They are running a wide-ranging consultation project, to hear from the people of east London about what they’d like to see and do in the new museum. They want to discover what the museum should look like, which stories it should tell, which objects to display, which activities to run, and so on.

Apply online by Sunday 10 March.

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