Bloomsbury Festival will take place 11 – 20 October 2019, with the theme ‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
A range of events will take place during the festival, which many researchers propose and lead, or contribute to in various ways. The walking tours will last 60-90 minutes and provide an opportunity to share your local knowledge and passion with the public. This could be about historic figures, architecture, how the area has evolved, literature, arts, etc. If you would like to propose a route or any other activity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can make relevant introductions with the festival organisers.
Open to all Birkbeck staff and PhD students, run by the Birkbeck Public Engagement Team.
Engaging with Schools – Tuesday 21 May 2019, 18.00-20.00
Develop ideas for engaging students and teachers in your research.
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Online Engagement – Tuesday 4th June 2019, 15.00-17.00
Discuss why, when and how online platforms can be useful engagement tools.
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Apply now to propose activities that can run without start-up funding from the festival, but which still fulfil the festival’s key criteria of making research in the humanities accessible, engaging and fun for people across the UK.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 3 June
Poetry against Slavery – find out how Matt Martin, PhD researcher in the Department of English and Humanities brought his research to life by engaging the public in performances of African and Caribbean poetry. Find out how he sparked conversations about a topic that can feel intimidating to discuss, but is central to our national history.
Birkbeck scholars and collaborators were recognised for the ways in which they work with the public and non-academic communities to make their research accessible and to include non-academic expertise in their research practice.
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
Funding for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition.
Three tiers of funding, going up to £30,000
Deadline: 31 May 2019
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.