Oxford Sparks (www.oxfordsparks.net) is running further training courses and networking events in public engagement and science communication during Trinity Term 2014. These courses focus on the sciences but are available to all graduate students and research staff, and are part of a wider range of researcher training opportunities: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/researcher-training. Further information on training opportunities in public engagement and science communication, at Oxford and further afield, can be found on the Oxford Sparks website: www.oxfordsparks.net/pe_training
Networking event: Stand up science
Dr David Legg (host of ‘Science Slam’) and Jonny Brooks Bartlett (winner of FameLab regional final) explain how to use stand-up events to engage an audience with your scientific research. Have a go yourself, then have the opportunity to meet with other researchers from across the sciences. Booking details TBC.
Date: Thursday 29 May
Sexy, sticky, stimulating – science outreach via dance and theatre
Hear from Dr Cedric Tan, winner of several competitions, including “Dance your PhD” (http://vimeo.com/30211782) about how to use dance and theatre to engage an audience with your scientific research. For further details and to register: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D00D40123
Date: Saturday 7 June
Translating your research into a hands-on activity
This comprehensive introduction to working with hands-on activities will include thinking about how people learn, the value of a hands-on approach and consideration of the practical issues you may face. This course will be delivered in conjunction with the Botanic Gardens. For further details and to register: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D00D40105
Date: Thursday 10 July
It seems that the Commission is all about the work programme consultations at the moment. In addition to the consultation they’re running on Network Technologies & Internet of Things (IoT) they are also interested in gathering feedback for Future Emerging Technologies (FET) which is a favourite here in department.
These consultations give us the chance to influence the development of already identified emerging areas, as well as suggest completely new ones. If you have any thoughts, ideas or suggestions for this area I cannot stress enough how important it is to feed into this process as it will give you the opportunity to shape future funding to fit into your own priority areas.
The consultation will be open until 15 June 2014, giving you just over a month to participate.
The Royal Society is currently offering a scheme to which mid-career scientists can apply in order to host a three day scientific seminar between the UK and India.
The meeting may take place in either the UK or India and may have up to 20 attendees (5 from the visiting country and up to 15 from the host country). The scheme is intended to encourage scientific discussion and to promote collaboration and knowledge transfer by encouraging interaction within the wide research community.
The deadline is 10 June 2014.
For more information visit this link.
The PDF below contains details on a Call for Papers from Oxford Brookes Learning and Technology eJournal on Communicating Computer Science.
The journal of accepts both short articles (500-1000 words, suitable for demonstrations) and peer reviewed research papers (3000-6000 words, suitable for presentations). See http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/about for details.
26 September 2014: Deadline for submission of papers
21 November 2014: Notification of acceptance to authors
19 December 2014: Deadline for final versions of papers
February 2015: Publication of accepted papers
Please make all submissions through the Easychair conference system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bjelt2014
Contact Clare Martin if you would like any further information.
[ Call For Papers PDF ]
Are you looking to expand your research team and know of a great researcher in an EU Member State or Associated Country? If so, the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship scheme in Horizon 2020 could be just what you are looking for!
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships support highly talented researchers at post-doctoral level and beyond to work on a research project of their own design (in any field). Successful candidates can expect to receive an attractive benefit package, including a generous salary and mobility and family allowances.
Mobility between countries is an essential eligibility criterion (candidates cannot have worked for more than 12 months in the destination country in the last 3 years) and projects are peer reviewed on the basis of research excellence.
For more information please see the links below and if you are interested get in touch so we can ensure that your potential fellow meets the eligibility criteria.