Being Human Festival – open call applications

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

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Birkbeck at the Being Human Festival

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.

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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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Masterclass in Humanities Engagement – From the Being Human Festival

Thursday 28 June 2018, 10.30am – 6.15pm
Senate House
Run by the School of Advanced Study
£20 to attend | £10 students/unwaged

Suitable for Being Human Festival organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities.

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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

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Being Human, a festival of humanities – 2018 applications open

The Being Human theme for November 2018 is ‘Origins and Endings’.

Applications for unfunded events are open until 4 June 2018.
Contact the Public Engagement Team to discuss your application.

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For inspiration, check out a 2016 Being Human event by Birkbeck’s Reluctant Internationalists