Do you want to take your public engagement activities to a much wider audience and be part of the UK’s premier science festival? In which case, you might want to think about putting in a proposal for the British Science Festival is 2013. Now is the chance to get involved!
The Festival theme for 2013 is ‘Making Waves’ – so if you will need to think about ideas that have impact and will have impact in the future! The British Science Association is also looking for lots of creativity and controversy, so get your thinking caps on – it would be great to see a BU presence!
You can propose events to take place in the main programme, the city programme and the young people’s programme. For full details, please click here
If you would like some help in thinking about what you could offer or preparing a proposal, please do not hesitate to contact Becca on 01202 961206.
The British Science Association has just published details of the activities that will be taking place during the British Science Festival in Aberdeen 4-9th September. Can you can find the guide here.
The really exciting programme include appearances from famous faces (such as Brian Cox and Bill Bryson), talks (e.g. Offshore Emergencies: Medicine in Extreme Conditions), workshops (e.g. How to Solve Crime with Mathematics), evening events (e.g. the Science of Cocktails), family events in the city (e.g. the Science of Fireworks), family events at the beach (e.g. the Cosmic Dome), trips/tours (e.g. Sense-Walking) and exhibitions (e.g. Bubbles and Balloons).
Obviously, it is not that easy to attend the festival if you live locally to BU, but if you are interested in public engagement it is well worth looking at the programme. The mini-guide could also provide useful inspiration if you are planning to apply to run a public engagement activity at the Festival of Learning, here at BU.
Also, if you are an Early Career Researcher, or know of others that would benefit from the opportunity of getting involved at the Festival, the British Science Association is recruiting Festival Assistants. More details can be found here. Please note that the closing date for applications is 30th June.
If you are planning to go to the Festival, please contact Becca in the RDU on firstname.lastname@example.org – we would be delighted to know which aspects of the Festival of you think worked well and why.