Public engagement blog 2011
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I am taking part in the Guardian HEN live chat to discuss communicating research. Hope to see you there!
19 May 2011
I have received funding from the ESRC to organise a Public engagement event at Stockport War Memorial and Art Gallery on Sunday 30 October from 1pm to 4pm. All are welcome to this free event where we hope to engage the public with these real stories of chidren's lives affected by war. The event is being co organised by my Community group of WW2 child evacuees who fled Guernsey to Northern England in June 1940 just prior to the German occupation of their island. Many remained here after the war, and our community group gives these elderly residents, aged between 73 and 92, the chance to share their wartime experiences with each other and with the local community, whilst also reducing their social isolation; several have disabilities. This is our largest event to date and we are very grateful for the funding support of the ESRC. The event will be attended by Mayors from Stockport, East Cheshire and High Peak, and Councillors from Bury, Manchester and Stockport. Guernsey's Minister for Culture and Leisure will also attend.
06 October 2011
This podcast is brought to you from the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2011, at the Midland Manchester hotel (05/06 September 2011). In the course of this podcast we cover a summary of day 1 of the conference, including some participant interviews, an overview from the Plenary session which includes news from the Research Councils UK and news on the Researcher Development Framework. Also in this podcast, an interview with Dr Nathan Ryder on the Vitae Innovate resource, Non-Zero-Sum and an announcement about the 15 Higher Education Institutions selected to recieve the European Commision HR Exellence in Research Award.
06 September 2011
22 August 2011
To engage with history researchers, and with the general public, I decided yesterday to use my hundreds of interviews with Guernsey child and adult WW2 evacuees to create an online diary for an Evacuated Guernsey Mother in June 1940 I will update it several times a week, for the rest of this year, on my research blog & website, to demonstrate some of the experiences the 17,000 children and adults went through from June 1940 as they were evacuated to England. The first entry is below: Gillian Mawson My diary - 9 June 1940: - I am Mrs Pamela Le Tissier and last night my family and I in Guernsey could clearly hear the guns on the French coast. My husband fears the Nazis will invade Guernsey, but I am not so sure, there is confusion all around. You can follow this diary throughout this year, at: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/diary-of-an-evacuee-jun-1940/ EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
10 June 2011
A ground-level view of the arts/sciences "divide" from a research chemist who is also a poet.
29 March 2011
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