Engaged Practice Symposium – Monday 24 June

Engaged Practice Symposium – Monday 24 June

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, reflection and making connections. Hear about Birkbeck researchers’ public engagement, have a go at some innovative engagement activities and talk to researchers and public engagement professionals from across London.

The Birkbeck Public Engagement Team has been part-funded by UK Research & Innovation for the past two years, enabling growth in both the team and their support across the College. As this grant concludes, we want to reflect upon what has been achieved and celebrate the people we’ve worked with; sharing our stories and experiences.

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Engage Conference 2019 – Share your engagement experience

Hosted by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, 4-5 December, Bristol.

You can propose workshops, talks, posters and more about your engagement experiences.

Deadline 18 June, contact the Public Engagement Team to discuss your proposal.

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Interested in leading a walking tour in Bloomsbury?

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 k.glazer@bbk.ac.uk who can make relevant introductions with the festival organisers.

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Upcoming workshops

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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Wonder Match event for scientists and community groups

Thursday 4th July 2019, Cinema Museum London

Are you a scientist or engineer looking to share the wonder of your research with others?

APPLY NOW to attend the partnership-building event to collaborate and bid for £1,000 thinking funding to help develop engagement projects.

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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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