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We meet once a month at various places around the region, often in Birmingham city centre. During the summer months we host a family picnic day, featuring the ‘Great BrumSciComm Bake Off’.
It is not unusual for people to try out new demonstrations, seek career advice or find themselves planning work with each other. We get people who aren’t even scientists; so no excuse. There is no guest speaker and we like it informal.
Our next social is suitably, if unimaginatively titled the #BrumSciComm Xmas Social. Join us on Sunday 17th December from 18:00, upstairs, in the Map Room at Cherry Reds, John Bright Street. As there is a special buffet, Naomi wants your £12 for that upfront, so DM her. There is also a Secret Santa thing going on.
Definitely a sociable bunch.
– Sarah Bearchell
New to SciComm?
Everybody started somewhere! If you have no idea what science communication, or ‘scicomm’ is about then start here, with our collected thoughts.
This resource will give you a glimpse into what scicomm is and the many different ways you might have come across it already.
Not an exhaustive list, but at least a nudge in the right direction of the people and groups who are working in the region.
If you want to tell stories about science or feel you can be of help to those who are, then let get in touch.
Got a question? Want to share something? Looking for advice from the comfort of your sofa? Want to see what artists and scientists talk about?
We have a Google forum and invite you to chat with us. There are few rules but keep on topic and play nicely.
#BrumSciComm was born in a cafe on a random afternoon. Three friends realised they had lots of ideas about translating research but never got round to sharing them. They decided on an excuse to get together with others, but without an agenda, so nothing like a meeting at all. As a community of practice, we are made up of representatives of many organisations and are our own boss. ^_^
Like other examples around the country, the idea was to invite researchers, artists, creatives and science communicators to share ideas about how to work together. We are journalists, researchers, teachers, performers, writers, buskers, musicians, film-makers, amateurs and professionals.
We are listed with the NCCPE public engagement ambassador scheme for the South-West, North-West of England and all of Wales. If you are running an arts or science conference or training session in the region, let us know and we can meet up; maybe even organise a social to coincide with you.
All images courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech