We had some amazing research shared at our Public Lecture Day last week, the audience was captivated in the historical and archaeological research conducted at BU, there’s probably never been such a large group of people talking so enthusiastically about chickens!
We were joined by;
Dr. Vanessa Heaslip talking about the Human Henge project and Cultural Heritage Therapy
Penelope Foreman who taught us the use of colour in Neolithic monuments of Northern Europe.
Dr. Julia Best who got us excited about chickens and their use in Iron Age to Medieval Europe.
Dr. Angela Turner-Wilson who gave us insight into the Health and Wellbeing of the Roman World
Dr. Vanessa Heaslip who taught everyone the benefits of Cultural Heritage Therapy and how this inspired the Human Henge project.
It was great to see such a fascinating spread of research shared with an engaged audience, who were hungry to learn more in the Q&A sessions.
Look out for our film!
We were lucky enough to be able to film the September 2017 Public Lecture Day so if you couldn’t join us on the day, you will get the chance to engage with us on Facebook when we upload the talks… make sure you keep an eye on your feed for them!
Our next Public Lecture Day will be in the new year, if you would like to find out more closer to the time feel free to sign up to our mailing list by emailing us.
Public engagement team is currently looking for speakers for U3A Public Lectures day taking place on Monday 11th September at EBC.
The University of the Third Age are a community of retired/ semi retired people who enjoy the reward of learning and take part in regular groups and sessions to expand their skills and life experiences.
They are very enthusiastic audience so be prepared for lots of questions and interesting discussion about your research.
We are looking for talks that fit into the history theme as we’re inviting Boldre Parish Historical Society to join us, but if your research is not directly related we’d still love for you to be involved!
This is a half day event, however we only ask for you to be there for duration of your talk (30-40 minute talk followed by Q&A session)
If this sounds like something you would like to do or know someone who may be interested, please drop us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Would you like to get involved in some public engagement?
We’re currently planning for next afternoon of lectures on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 to give BU academics the chance to share their research with the public and the members of the University of Third Age (U3A) to hear about your fantastic research.
Talks usually takes around an hour including time for discussion and questions from the audience. The audience is usually around 20 – 30 people.
If you’d like to know more, or may be interested in speaking please drop me an email – email@example.com
The Bournemouth chapter of the University of the Third Age (U3A) are seeking a speaker for their monthly meetings. Talks can be around anything, although they’ve requested nothing overly controversial, and will need to be 45 minutes to an hour including 15 minutes for questions. If you’d be interested in speaking then please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of what you’d like to talk about. I’ll forward all names and descriptions I receive by Thursday 8th Dec at 4pm onto their chapter lead for her to select which talks they would like.
The U3A is a fantastically engaged audience and this is a great opportunity to get involved in some public engagement with a ready made audience.
I’m hosting an afternoon of lectures on Wednesday 14 September to give BU academics the chance to share their research with members of the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Talks are usually around an hour including a good amount of time for questions. We usually have around 20 – 30 in the audience for these events. In particular this time they have asked to hear talks around a theme of conservation or nature so I’m especially keen to hear from you in you work in that area.
If you’d like to know more, or may be interested in speaking please drop me an email – email@example.com.
The University of the Third Age, commonly referred to as the U3A, are a community of retired/ semi retired people who enjoy the reward of learning and take part in regular groups and sessions to expand their skills and life experiences. BU is supporting this community by organising bi-annual public lecture days where members of the U3A, as well as anyone else from the community who may be interested, can come onto campus and hear about the latest developments in the academic world.
I’m looking for speakers for the next two talks, taking place in the EBC on Wednesday 16 December 2015 and Wednesday 30 March 2016. Ideally presentations will be around 40 minutes long followed by a Q&A session and can be on any topic that would be of interest to a general audience.
If you’d be interested in taking part please drop me an email for further information.