Call for Expressions of Interest to Participate in European Researchers’ Night
European Researcher’s Night will showcase the world-leading research taking place here at Oxford to a large and diverse audience through a programme that will include live experiments, debates, bite-sized talks and other activities. A six month digital and media engagement campaign will lead up to the live event that takes place on 29th September 2017.
Research Councils put increasing emphasis on the need for research to engage with the wider public. The European Researchers’ Night provides an ideal opportunity for researchers at any stage in their career from DPhil to senior academics and funded from any source, to demonstrate their engagement with the public.
There will be opportunities for at least 200 researchers to take part in what will be Oxford’s largest Public Engagement with Research event to date.You do not need to have an activity developed already – at this stage we are looking for enthusiasm and ideas.
To express your interest in taking part: read the Guidelines and complete the EOI Form by noon, 5 December 2016 that are available online from here
Date: Saturday 18 June
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Cornmarket Street
Soapbox Science is making its debut in Oxford on Saturday 18th June. A relaxed, informative and fun event will bring cutting-edge science to Oxford town centre. The event will promote twelve incredible female scientists and the work they do, and will hopefully inspire the next generation of female scientists.
For more information see the Soapbox Science Oxford website.
BCS Talk Marks Anniversary of Atlas-1
Just over fifty years ago, the world’s largest and most powerful general-purpose supercomputer – the Ferranti Atlas-1 – was commissioned at the Atlas Computer Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
To mark this historic event, Dr Victoria Marshall and Dr Tom Kirkham from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be giving a talk to outline how scientific and multi-disciplinary computing has evolved over the past fifty years and how the design of Atlas-1 still has an influence on computing today.
- Thursday 12 May 2016 at 19:30
- Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
No registration necessary. Refreshments served from 19:00
Applications are welcome to this internal grants scheme to support:
- Developing/ piloting new Public Engagement with Research activities
- Improving existing Public Engagement with Research activity
- Collecting robust evidence of the value, outcomes or impact of existing Public Engagement with Research activity
Grants are typically expected to be around £1,000 to £2,500 and the Principal Applicant must be a researcher employed by the University of Oxford (co-applicants can include other researchers, research students, teaching staff; public engagement officers and research facilitators).
This scheme is part of the University’s Research Councils UK Catalyst Seed Fund Award, which aims to improve institutional support for Public Engagement with Research.
A concise Application Form and set of Guidelines are available from: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/internal/#d.en.229160
The Conversation is an independent online source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. It’s been used by academics and researchers working in the Department of Computer Science
Its articles are read by more than 25 million people a month, and around 75% of them go on to be republished in other sources, including the BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, etc. Each contributor has a personal dashboard that provides an interface with The Conversation’s professional editors and provides useful reader metrics.
If you are a researcher working to build your profile as an expert in your field and want to demonstrate public engagement, you might like to consider pitching to it.