Why journalists and policy makers need academics
College of Life and Environmental Sciences event
Date: Tuesday 11th November 2014, 12:15-13:30
Venue: B04 Mechanical Engineering Building, University of Birmingham
Join this lunchtime session to find out how you and your research can reach the media and policy makers
Between August 25th – September 13th 2014, the University staged a major public engagement ‘experiment’. For 3 weeks the University’s Public Engagement Working Group ran our first ever research pop-up shop called ‘Think Corner’, in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre. Every day Think Corner welcomed in the general public to come meet, chat and engage with some of our brightest and most enthusiastic researchers, who each contributed different activities and displays in an ever-changing 3 week programme of events.
Pint of Science is coming to Birmingham for the first time and we are looking for people to help organise this exciting event!
The Pint of Science festival is currently held in eight U.K. cities and aims to deliver interesting, fun and relevant cutting-edge science talks in an accessible format to the public – in the pub! The festival will take place in May 2015 over three days simultaneously in multiple pubs. For more information please visit www.pintofscience.com
Women in Science & Engineering Networking Event, British Science Festival, Birmingham, Monday 8th September.
The Women in Science Networking Event will take place on Mon 8th Sept 6-7.30pm in the Café Aroma, Staff House at the University of Birmingham. Women scientists at all levels will be attending, as well as a number of science journalists. A representative from the Daphne Jackson Trust will open the event, and wine & canapes will be available. The networking will be followed at 8pm by a Women in Science in TV event, taking place 5 minutes walk away, which includes panelists such as Gia Milinovich, Lucy Pilkington, and Alice Roberts. Continue reading
Tuesday 11th March, 1pm – 2pm
Bramall Music Building, Elgar Concert hall
Why are scientific careers failing to recruit and retain women? Continue reading