A few brave souls from HSC spent the May 18-19th weekend advertising Bournemouth University Festival of Learning Poole High Street. Bracing the sun and…Then the rain…All in the name of research and take part in the BU event and help hand out flyers and booklets. All this to engage with the public, including talking about research in Nepal, the day felt a bit like Waiting for the Monsoon in Poole! Using photos to make the passer-byes guess why a sickle is used during childbirth. The day made for a good dry run for our events that will take place during the 3-14 June 2013 BU’s Festival of Learning; with a 100 events to choose from mastering social media, see if you are a super-recogniser or join in the debate about renewable energy sources. Also some of the ‘touch’ questions on culture and health in low-income countries help with the reflective part of the thesis. Teaching, engagement and research if done hand- in-hand; help ideas get ordered and formulate answers to those questions you hadn’t previously thought about. Finally, thanks goes to RKEO, M&C and HSC’s Dr. Jen Leamon for helping me format my FoL event on Nepal!
Some of what HSC is up to in June:
- Waiting for the monsoon: Nepal stories & photos; Monday 3 June, 3pm-8pm, Sheetal Sharma
- Research Degrees @ BU Sheetal Sharma; Wednesday 5 June, 3pm-6pm
- Intervention in childbirth: What’s wrong with letting women choose? Tuesday 11 June, 10am-12.30pm, convened by Vanora Hundley and Edwin van Teijlingen
- Faith-based health promotion: Opportunities and barriers; Tuesday 4 June, 10.30am-1.30pm, convened by Edwin van Teijlingen, Liz Norton and Bill Merrington.
More FoL info: http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/fol/