17 December 2014
As part of the programme of events leading up to the Life Sciences Initiative, Queen Mary held our first Life Sciences conference on a range of issues around the subject. Dan was present at the public engagement session and here he discusses the themes raised.
12 December 2014
Professor Peter McOwan is Queen Mary's Vice-Principal for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise. This isn't a title in name only - he is dedicated to using public engagement to help maximise the relevance and impact of his research. Here he discusses what public engagement means to him, his research...and to REF outcomes.
9 December 2014
Queen Mary’s Centre of the Cell are a pioneering science education centre, with their creative and inventive ways of teaching science acting as a real lesson in making subjects accessible. Here Rebecca talks about their work with ‘Born in Bradford’, particularly at the two day festival where they travelled, armed with puppets, to explain genetics.
4 December 2014
The team at the Centre for Public Engagement are at Engage 2014 this week, a national conference bringing together a range of people and groups interested and involved in the public engagement agenda. Through discussions and observations Charlotte has made a few of her own in relation to the power of language to include or exclude.
27 November 2014
Interested in patient involvement, Bryony attended the INVOLVE 2014 conference to find out more. However, through the two days she found that differences in terms can lead to confusion.
21 November 2014
In the 2014 large awards, the Centre for Public Engagement funded a project bringing together over 30 artists and scientists to create original artworks themed around Neuroscience. Bryony went to to see their exhibit this month and was struck by the different ways collaborations can work.
10 November 2014
In our latest large awards round the CPE funded a concert promising to bring contemporary classical music to new audiences in an immersive night of music and theatre. Intrigued, Dan went along to witness 'The Sound of Discovery'.
31 October 2014
In October Charlotte went to a European Physical Society Forum to lead conversations around the support needed by those engaging non-specialists in the subject. However she came away with more questions than answers.
15 October 2014
In September Dan facilitated public engagement training for fifteen PhD students. In our first blog post he discusses the attitudes he witnessed and how they changed over the week.