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Opportunities

current outreach opportunitieS

  • British Science Week 2019 - 8 - 17 March 2019 - a 10 day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. There are many ways to get involved, click here for more information.

  • Brain Awareness Week 2019 - 11 - 17 March 2019 - Does your work touch on the theme of ‘The Learning Brain’? Are you interested in engaging the public with your research? Oxford Neuroscience is teaming up with Oxford Sparks (the University’s digital engagement platform for science) to bring a suite of online engagement materials to a public audience for Brain Awareness Week. Please contact communications@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.
  • The ATOM Science Festival 2019 - Abingdon - 16 - 24 March 2019 - two opportunities to be involved:

  1. The Science Market (Saturday, Mar 23) is a dynamic and inspiring collection of organisations, stands, demonstrations, live science and public engagement on the Abingdon Market Square from 10am - 4pm. Sian Tedaldi (of University of Oxford Department of Physics) is the Science Market Co ordinator: email for an application form and to book your place.
  2. The Family Science Fair (Sunday, Mar 24) is the grand finale of ATOM. It's a hands-on, lab-based science activity fair for the whole family which takes place at the Yang Science Centre in Abingdon. Dr Jennifer Turner (of Bright Sparks Science) and Jeremy Thomas (of The Abingdon Science Partnership) co-ordinate this event. 
  • Pint of Science 2019 - 20 - 22 May 2019 - Do you love science and want to share this passion? Do you like a pint? Want to combine the two? This is a global festival, which aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! Please email Nikita Ved if interested in being involved!

  • Cowley Road Carnival Science Zone - 7 July 2019 - seeking expressions of interest for stalls The theme is 'Space is the Place'
  • IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival18 – 28 October 2019 - Are you thinking about running an event? The call for expressions of interest is open now. The closing date is Tuesday 30 April 2019.

ongoing outreach opportunities

Within the University:

  • The Foruma new termly series of events for Oxford's research community to explore and debate Public Engagement with Research practice and policy and provide opportunities for sharing learning and networking.

  • The Museum of Natural History - ScienceSaturdays and SuperScienceSaturdays enables families to explore the collections, take part in interactive activities and meet the University's scientists.Get involved with exhibitions and regular events at the museum. Contact Carly Smith-Huggins for more information.
  • The Conversation - The University of Oxford is a member of The Conversation, an online source of thought-provoking articles written by researchers and academics for the public in the UK and globally. If you would like an opportunity to raise the profile of your research, or simply to improve your writing and public engagement skills, you can pitch articles to The Conversation.
  • TORCH - The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, offering opportunities for medical humanities interdisciplinary collaborations. Contact Victoria McGuinness for more information. 
  • Oxplore - An innovative digital outreach portal from the University that aims to engage 11-18 year olds with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in school. As an academic or researcher you can get involved by building new material for the website, but it is also a point of contact for outreach contributions, since they are already connected with lots of schools, particularly those in hard to reach areas.
  • Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) - information about how to engage with GLAM's Public Engagement with Research programme.
  • Oxford Sparksplatform for resources and materials which highlight a range of science topics. Contact Dr Michaela Livingstone-Banks for more information.

Other events and activities: 

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