Public engagement blog 2011
Should academics be restricted, or restrict themselves, to speaking in public about their specialist subject only? Or do we have a wider role in public debate? Some thoughts on the Starkey controversy and the importance of knowing where someone's coming from.
29 August 2011
Categories: role models
Would you have the guts to dance your PhD and publicise the video on the web?
02 September 2011
The North West People in Research Forum, a new organisation that is devoted to supporting patient and public involvement (PPI) and public engagement (PE) in health research in the North West, has just launched its new website. http://www.northwestpeopleinresearchforum.org/
01 September 2011
22 August 2011
A public engagement opportunity for the research community at The University of Manchester.
19 August 2011
We’re looking for participants for this event at Manchester Science Festival that blends comedy, science and stories about space. The event will be held on the evening of Friday 28 October at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) for an adult audience.
19 August 2011
Creating a network of colleagues who have (or wish to have) strong outreach links with their local schools and are interested in sharing their experiences with colleagues working in a similar role at other institutions
16 August 2011
Do journalists lack the skills, knowledge and temerity to question scientists? Or do they cut them off in full flow? Is science presented in the media as a researcher's monologue or a quick-fire Q&A? Why I doubt we'll find a happy medium.
04 August 2011
The REF panels have adopted different attitudes to public engagement as an indicator of research impact. Should the new evaluation process reward us for creating public interest in our research?
14 August 2011
Nominations are now open to bioscience researchers from UK universities and institutes for our Science Communication Award (Society of Biology)
02 August 2011