In just over a weeks time Alice Roberts with be visiting BU to speak on the importance of public engagement. You can register for this exciting event by following this link.
When: Thursday 6th December, 3.30pm – 6pm
Where: Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus
Alice is a Professor of Public Engagement in Science for the University of Birmingham and will be giving a 30 minute talk on her views of the importance of public engagement. Following this unique opportunity you will have the chance to hear from academics responsible for some of the best examples of public engagement from BU, including Paola Palma’s work with Marine Activity Days, and a chance to view a taster of the work being done by the Seen but Seldom Heard project. There will be further opportunities in our interactive exhibition space to see more of the fascinating work being done at BU. See the exciting activities run by the AimHigher team with local schools to encourage students to go to university who may never have thought they’d be able to. Colleagues from AECC will also be present talking about the work they do with their research as well as their work with Cafe Scientifique, a monthly event run in Cafe Boscanova, Boscombe, that brings science and technology to the general public. Register now to see all this and much much more! This is a one off event and not to be missed!
3.30pm: Opportunity to explore our interactive exhibition space
4.00pm: Alice Roberts talks on the importance of Public Engagement
4.30pm: BU academics share their experiences of engagement
5.00pm: Enjoy drinks and further opportunity to explore our interactive exhibition
This Friday marks the 2nd event in the series of “Seen but Seldom Heard” events that are helping to give young disabled people a voice through poetry. Taking place in the Marconi Lecture Theater at Talbot Campus this event features voices of professional performance poets alongside the students from the Victoria Education Centre performing their work.
‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ is an on-going collaboration between academics from Bournemouth University, pupils from Victoria Education Centre and performance poets, Liv Torc and Jonny Fluffypunk, which enables young people living with a disability to find a voice through poetry. The teenagers involved have produced potent and emotive poems which explore perceptions and representations of disability within society using their own individual and collective experiences. Find out more on their website along with examples of poems produced by the young people and a taste of what the event will involved.
After the stunning success of their inaugural event at the ICCI360 Arena in Weymouth you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to see these performances so please RSVP now to reserve your place! The performance will begin at 5:00pm and will be followed by a drinks reception where a poetry book will also be available for purchase with proceeds going towards the funding of a Poet in Residence at Victoria Education Centre.
Where: Marconi Lecture Theatre
When: 5pm Friday 21st September
Cost: Free but you should RSVP now to reserve your place!