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.

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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 

Science Museum Lates

On the last Wednesday of each month the Science Museum closes late, letting adults enjoy some themed, interactive fun.

Researchers can run drop-in activities, talks or workshops for groups throughout the evening. Themes are explored broadly and expertise from outside of science is welcomed. If you are interested in any of the themes below, contact the Public Engagement team for more information.

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March – Frankenstein
April – Antibiotic Resistance
May – The Home + home of the future
June – Sexuality
July – NHS + Heart Transplant + IVF + Liver Transplant
August – Circus
September – 10th Birthday Lates
October – Engineering
November – The Sun

Soapbox Science – apply by 23 Feb 2018

Women in all fields of science, from PhD to professor, can apply to take part in Soapbox Science 2018.
Find out more and apply

Professor Carolyn Moores, Department of Biological Sciences, took part in Soapbox Science last year. Read more about her experience.

We need to build trust between the public and “experts”: Meet Carolyn Moores