Originally posted on Think: Public Engagement with Research:
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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.
BrumScicomm does Christmas! We will be meeting at Cherry Red’s, Sunday December 9th from 6pm. A Christmas buffet can be made available so please let us know if you would like to be part of this by Wednesday 28th November. We will also be having a STEM Christmas quiz and a Secret Santa – if you want to be part of this, please bring a gift with a value of up to £5. If you can’t join us during the evening or would also like to do something during the day, we may plan to do something like a visit to Thinktank so please let us know if you would be interested in doing something like this via the facebook page.
Ooo, dates for next year already? Friday 11th January 2019. We’re inviting science teachers from all over to join us as we hit the ASE Conference programme! “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
Definitely a sociable bunch.
– Sarah Bearchell
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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