Do you want to demonstrate your commitment to widening public engagement with science? The University has announced that it will be a principal sponsor of the Oxfordshire Science Festival 2016 and has secured a small seed fund to support new activities to develop and deliver public engagement with science.
The Oxfordshire Science Festival (OSF) will take place from 23 June to 3 July 2016 and is a great opportunity to deliver a variety of engagement activities, from interactive stalls at the city-centre fair, to debates and more innovative formats.
As a principal sponsor of the 2016 Festival, the University has secured up to fifteen stalls (indoor or outdoor) and seven programme slots for events, talks and debates. The University is also offering grants of between £250 and £1,000 each to support researchers in the development and delivery of public engagement with science activities for the Festival. These grants will be available to researchers from all disciplines for development of public engagement with science activities and will be prioritised for those who do not have an earmarked fund for public engagement within their units or departments.
We will share further information about how to apply as soon as the details are released, but in the meantime if you have any queries or ideas for development please let us know.