3 Minute Thesis – watch the event!

Watch Birkbeck PhD students share their research in a short, accessible, inspiring way! This free, fun event is a great way to support our peers and find out more about research across the College.

18.30, Wednesday 23rd May, Clore Lecture Theatre

Find out more and register here

Institute of Physics Grant Scheme

The public engagement grant scheme provides up to £2,000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. Projects must take place by 28th February 2019. Applications must be received by noon on Monday 7 May 2018.

More information or contact engagement@iop.org 

 

Engagement Seed Funding – deadline June

Seed funding of up to £2500 is available to enable researchers to develop and deliver projects that engage people outside of academia with their research. Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding is enabling Birkbeck to extend the existing ISSF Engagement Seed Funding provision to now include arts, law, humanities and social sciences.

Awarded funding must be spent by 30th September 2018. The deadline for applications is midnight Monday 11th June.
Applications will be reviewed by the Public Engagement and Research Impact Committee. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible. Reports about the project will be required after completion.

Contact Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Team to access the application form and application guidelines.

The Peltz Gallery

Peltz Gallery, based in the School of Arts in Gordon Square, showcases the creative interdisciplinary and experimental research produced by academic staff and postgraduates. It also provides curatorial and professional training for Birkbeck’s postgraduate students. Exhibitions profile the work of emerging and established artists and are aimed at provoking innovative intellectual interactions between academic and practitioner. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition at Peltz Gallery please see our website or email peltzgallery@bbk.ac.uk

 

Planning Workshops – register now for the summer term

Developing Interactive Activities: Planning Workshop
Mon 30th April, 14.00-15.30

Engaging with Schools: Planning Workshop 
Mon 14th May, 18.00-19.30

Presenting to Public Audiences: Planning Workshop
Wed 6th June, 14.00-15.30

Online Engagement: Planning Workshop
Wed 13th June, 18.00-19.30

Four new workshops are offered to PhD and Postdoc researchers, focusing on different types of public engagement. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, from any School/subject.
For any further information contact public-engagement@bbk.ac.uk 

 

 

Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Award Winners Announced!

The inaugural Public Engagement Awards were held on Monday 19th March to recognise and celebrate the myriad ways that Birkbeck scholars work with the public and communities to make their research accessible and to include non-academic expertise.

With 25 projects in the running for an award, in excess of 60 guests attended the ceremony and reception, where the winners were announced for each of the five categories, while a further 10 projects were highly commended.

More information

 

Green Man Festival – Science Stalls, application deadline 14 April

Apply to run a science stall in Einstein’s Garden, Green Man’s area of science and nature.

Stalls can explore any science related topic and must include as much interactivity and participation as possible for festival goers; embodying the creative and playful spirit of Einstein’s Garden.

Deadline for applications is 14 April 2018

More Information

 

Wellcome discussion event -Thursday 15 March

Open Minds: Collaboration and singlemindedness

Are we more creative in a group or are we better on our own? Join a conversation about finding and working with the right collaborators and the role of single mindedness.
Artist Alex Julyan is in conversation with Choreographer Lea Tirabasso to explore how working with a philosopher, a cancer specialist and a geneticist has influenced her new dance piece.
Join the conversation and share your own experiences of co-creativity.

Thursday 15 March
16.00-17.30
Reading Room, Wellcome Collection
Free and no need to book, just turn up on the day