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Cheltenham Science Festival are on the hunt for new contestants for the 2019 Over-Ambitious Demo Challenge on Sunday 9 June.
In previous years, contestants have prepared a 12-minute demo for the first round, and a 5-minute demo for the second round. Previous demos have included ballet dancing on cornstarch, crazy bubbles, steel-cutting sausages and more.
Demos need to be fun, exciting, surprising and overly ambitious, keeping the audience in suspense until the very end!
Winners will be decided by an audience vote. Participants will receive travel, accommodation, VIP room access and a £100 honorarium for participation.
The deadline for applications is Monday 25 February at 12:00.
Find out more information and how to apply.
Being Human festival 2019
The Being Human festival is now inviting applications for 2019.
The sixth annual Being Human festival will run 14-23 November 2019. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human Is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and is one of the largest national platforms for public engagement with humanities research.
This year the festival theme is ‘Discoveries & Secrets’. This could involve anything from art historians uncovering painted-over masterpieces, archaeologists excavating ancient burial sites, historians making discoveries in archives, literary scholars discovering lost texts. More broadly it could include uncovering secret histories, or making new discoveries about seemingly familiar people, places, communities – the possibilities are endless. As ever the overarching aim of the festival is to take research in the humanities and share it in creative, fun and engaging ways with non-specialist audiences.
There are three main pathways to getting involved:
- ‘Small Awards’: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £1,500 to enable activities.
- ‘Hub Awards’: apply for a larger grant of £2,000- £4,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub. (Only a small number of these awards are made every year)
- ‘Open Call’: organise an activity that does not require funding.
Further details, and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Being Human website. The hashtag on Twitter is #BeingHuman19
The deadline for applications for funding is 5pm Monday 8 April.
If you would like some advice on developing ideas, feel free to contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
The ESRC Festival of Social Science will be back again this November (4th-11th), and we need researchers of Social Sciences to come and get involved in running lectures, workshops, exhibitions or other engagement platforms to share your research with the wider public.
Through engaging with the wider public, they develop a range of transferable skills, for instance in leadership, communication, listening, partnership working and project management.
The call is officially open for proposals, so if you’d like to be involved, we’d love to hear from you. Funding is available to support these activities.
To apply, you will need to complete an application form, available on the staff intranet, stating details of the type of event you’d like to run. Please contact event organiser Joanna Pawlik (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Engagement and Impact facilitator Genna West (email@example.com) to make an application or for further information.
The UK’s only national festival of the humanities, will be returning for fourth year between 17-25 November 2017 and number of grants to support public engagement activities is being offered!
The festival theme this year is ‘Lost and Found’.
To apply for a ‘Small Award’, a ‘Hub Award’, or apply to take part with an event that does not require funding from the festival visit the Being Human festival website
There are also now a number of case-studies on the website which should be useful if you are thinking of applying.
Would you like to bring cutting edge science to a wider audience at the British Science Festival?
Taking place in Brighton from 5-9 September, the Festival will be co-hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, with a focus on showcasing cutting-edge science.
Thousands of people come together to celebrate the latest developments in science and to engage in open discussion about issues that affect our culture and society.
The Open Call for proposals is now open to academics, individuals and organisations. Proposals should be aimed at non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science.
The deadline for submissions is 9am Monday 27 March 2017. To submit a proposal for events please fill in the proposal form.
To find out more about British Science Festival click Here.
With the Call for Ideas now being open for next year’s Cheltenham Science Festival, we would like to encourage you to take part in this opportunity. There are many benefits of taking part in public engagement events so make sure to apply before the deadline on Monday 21st November
You can find out more about the call and submit your ideas here http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/science-in-the-square/call-for-ideas-2017
Cheltenham Science Festival is a 6-day celebration of science with a programme of vibrant and thoughtful discussions, hot debates, mind-blowing performances, participative workshops and hands-on exhibitions.
The Festival is original and lively, and welcomes the audience to join scientists, engineers, comedians, writers, mathematicians and performers to explore science in new ways.
Each year we look for fresh new ideas to create a broad and stimulating programme. We are keen to trial new formats and inventive ways of talking about science, and to attract people who would not normally consider attending a Science Festival.
The themes for 2017 are:
Music and Sound,
Mysteries of the Mind
and Our Future World.
Whether you are a researcher in a lab looking for a place to talk about cutting edge research, a freelance science communicator with a fabulous science show, or an audience member with an idea that you think we should explore at the festival, we would love to hear from you.
Submit your idea: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/science-in-the-square/call-for-ideas-2017
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Hana Ayoob firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to submit your proposal for next year’s Festival of Learning! Find out how to apply here
ColLab Festival (19-23 September) is a jam-packed week of events , aiming to explore the current landscape of the UK’s digital economy.
During the week, you’ll get the chance to discuss where global tech investment lies, understand virtual reality opportunities, learn how you can work with the Catapult family and much more.
Click the link below to see all the ColLab Festival events. Hurry – places will go fast for these sessions, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Click here for more information.
The Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science returns for 2016 and BU will again be hosting events as a partner institution. This means students and staff from BU who wish to run events will be invited to submit their applications for event directly to us, rather than going through the national competitive process. Applications will be judged by an internal panel who will decide which events will run, and additionally the amount of funding they will be awarded.
What is the ESRC Festival of Social Science?
The festival is an annual event, this year running from 5 – 12 November, that celebrates social science and provides an insight into some of the country’s leading research and how that impacts our social, economic and political lives. Events can be almost anything, just a few examples from previous years have included: public debates, lectures, exhibitions (both physical and virtual), film screenings and interactive workshops.
Find out more here and take a look at national past events here
What information should I be aware of whilst developing the concept for my event and completing my application?
The ESRC’s website provides a wealth of information for potential event organisers. In particular you should read the applicant guidelines before submitting your application as we will only accept events that abide by these conditions. Especially important to note are the restrictions on funding as this year the maximum amount that can be awarded to events is £,1000. This is lower than previous years and is not a specific restriction based on BU, but a condition for all applications.
Additionally the information contained in this Event Organisers Guide may also be of interest to you.
How do I apply to run my event?
In order to apply to run your event, please download our application form from the I-drive – I:\R&KEO\Public\ESRC Festival of Social Science Applications and return it to FestivalofSocialScience@bournemouth.ac.uk before 4pm Friday 20 May. If you do not have access to the I-drive (for example if you’re working off site) then please email us to request a copy of the form.
To discuss your event idea and how to maximise engagement with your research feel free to email me – Naomi Kay, Public Engagement Officer.
Taking inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the publication in 1516 in Latin of Thomas More’s Utopia, as well as a Connected Communities/ Care for the Future Symposium on ‘Utopias, Futures and Temporalities: Critical Considerations for Social Change’ held in May 2015, the 2016 Connected Communities Research Festival will have a central theme of Community Futures and Utopias. The Festival is being undertaken in partnership with The Somerset House Trust as a part of Utopia 2016: a year of Imagination and Possibility – four seasons of events, exhibitions and new commissions celebrating the idea of Utopia to mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s influential text. Utopia 2016 is a partnership between the Somerset House Trust and its neighbours King’s College London and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery.
The 2016 Festival will support high quality participatory arts research and research co-production activities across the UK on the theme of community futures and utopias and will provide an opportunity to explore creative ways to build upon, and widen and deepen community engagement with, research being undertaken by the Connected Communities Programme and with wider AHRC/RCUK–funded research.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now invited to contribute to the Festival which will run from February 2016 through to June 2016, culminating in a major weekend-long Utopia Fair at Somerset House on 24th-26th June. This call for EOIs will support participatory arts research and research co-production activities through two main strands of the 2016 Festival:
- A Programme of Local Festival Activitieswhich bring together at a regional / local /community level researchers from the arts and humanities (and other disciplines where appropriate), research organisations, community groups, creative practitioners and other community partners. These local activities can take place at any time from February 2016 to late June 2016 and will be brought together as a UK-wide Festival programme of local activities
- Participation in the Utopia Fair, 24th-26th Junethrough the partnership with The Somerset House Trust as a part of Utopia 2016: a year of imagination and possibility. Building on local Festival activities EOIs are invited to include ideas for participatory arts research co-production projects which will produce creative, co-produced/ participatory, research outputs which can be showcased at a weekend Festival, The Utopia Fair, to be held in the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House in London which will take place on 24th – 26th June 2016. The Utopia Fair will bring together representatives of contemporary utopian movements, celebrating projects already flourishing in the margins and liminal spaces around the UK, and the importance of the spaces that artists create for dreaming. It will enable visitors to join in and taste utopia now, inspiring them to take a piece of utopia home with them and into their lives. 25 stands are available at the Utopia Fair to showcase creative community –co-produced outcomes from local Connected Communities Festival activities. As well as the stands, there are also opportunities to showcase other outputs, such as film screenings or performances, at the Utopia Fair
Proposals which additionally or alternatively propose to showcase creative co-produced outputs locally or at other relevant events regionally or nationally in 2016 will also be welcomed.
Closing Date: 16/12/2016
How to make an application
Applications should be submitted through smartsurvey using the following link http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AHRCConnectedCommunitiesFestival2016/ at the latest by 12 noon on Wednesday 16th December 2015, and will need to go through the BU institution submission process. Please contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer if you are interested in applying.
Full guidance detailing the awards available and requirements for submission of proposals can be found in the EOI call document.
Further information on The Somerset House Trust Utopia 2016 season Utopia 2016: a Year of Imagination and Possibility can be found at utopia.somersethouse.org.uk or from the press release at www.somersethouse.org.uk/press-releases
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
In November 2012 the VFX Hub – a HEIF funded initiative from BU and AUB, launched BFX, a 5-day festival of Animation and Visual Effects that will be held annually in Bournemouth.
One of the highlights of BFX will be a competition which aims to discover the best new talent in Visual Effects and will run from July to mid August 2013, with the winners being announced during the festival in September. Competitors will be expected to form teams of 4-6 members and will have to submit a written creative and technical treatment that explains in detail how they intend to produce an animated or VFX sequence in answer one of five specific briefs. Following the recent award of Fusion Funding the VFX Hub team will be presenting BFX to an international audience at FMX in Stuttgart during April, as well as pitching the competition to Animation and VFX students at several other UK Universities in the coming weeks – with the aim of attracting teams from at least 8 other institutions. The teams will live on campus at BU free-of-charge for the duration of the competition and each member will receive a £70 per week stipend towards their cost of living expenses. The work produced by the teams will mentored throughout the 6-weeks by professionals from Soho VFX companies Framestore, Double Negative, Cinesite, MPC and The Mill.
The rest of the festival itinerary will be updated on the website as events, venues and personalities are confirmed; it will include master classes, workshops, screenings, an exhibition and advice on careers and education.
For creating synergies within the School of Tourism and the eTourism Lab, as well as introducing cutting edge research topics we invite you to the eTourism Research Festival taking place on
Wednesday the 16th January 2013 from 1400 – 1700 pm, in Kimmeridge House, K 103.
The event is also an occasion to meet as a team and to welcome new students and researchers. PhD researchers will present and discuss their work as a preparation of the upcoming ENTER 2013 and maximise team synergies.
Please inform your students and colleagues to join! All welcome
|Prof Dimitrios Buhalis
||Opening Presentation and Welcome
2.00 – 2.15 pm
|PhD Presentations – Agile Marketing
||The service of now: innovative service marketing delivery using social media networking
2.15 – 2.30 pm
||The role of eWOM on online reputation
2.30 – 2.45 pm
||The relevance of social media when generating international awareness for a conference: case of IFITT
2.45 – 3.00 pm
||Consumers as producers: the dimensions of consumer-to-consumer co-creation in the event experience
3.00 – 3.15 pm
|PhD Presentations – Technology Enabled Experience
||Technology enhanced tourist experiences: a holistic exploration of how technology can enhance tourist experiences
3.30 – 3.45 pm
||Towards a psychological model for understanding active seniors: engagement with online media in their holiday purchases
3.45 – 4.00 pm
||User-centred design for smartphone: context-aware augmented reality applications in tourism
4.00 – 4.15 pm
||Augmented reality gaming: a new paradigm for tourist experience?
4.15 – 4.30 pm
|Prof Dimitrios Buhalis
||Future Research Projects, Publication Opportunities and Discussion
4.30 – 5.00 pm
20:00-late meet for social drinks and informal dinner in Slug & Lettuce Bournemouth afterwards!