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. There is no guest speaker and we like it informal.

Next social date is Wednesday 21st June from 18:00(ish), our usual sci comm chit chat, but in a slightly different place. We are trying out the Bosta room in Cherry Reds for size instead of the Map room.

Also advance warning of our annual epic Science Picnic, where we will be celebrating our 3rd birthday. Sunday 23rd July, meet us from noon at the bandstand in Cannon Hill Park. Bring your family and friends, your entry in the annual Great BrumSciComm Bake Off and your favourite science demos! We can’t wait!

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.

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Useful Contacts

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.

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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.

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#BrumSciComm was born in a cafe on a random afternoon. Three friends realised they had lots of ideas about telling stories about science 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.

Like other examples around the country, the idea was to invite scientists, 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.

If you want to find out more, come to a social and find someone to work with.


All images courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech