Academic Ideas Lab – Smart Talkers alerts

The Academic Ideas Lab have a new email alert for academics, medical professionals and researchers who are interested in working with TV and radio either on air or behind the scenes. They are regularly approached by producers looking for experts as potential new presenting talent, to work on programmes as paid consultants behind the scenes, and for other roles. If you are interested in finding out about such opportunities, you can sign up to receive our new Smart Talkers email alerts.

Who is it for? Academics, researchers, medical professionals of all flavours, and people with a research element to their jobs, e.g. scientists in industry, archaeologists, curators and historians. It may also be of interest to members of university professional services working in public engagement, press, impact and related areas.

What happens when I sign up? We’ll send out a simple email whenever we get an enquiry suitable for a general alert. They won’t necessarily be regular – there may be two in a week, and then nothing for a couple of weeks. If you sign up you will get all alerts (they won’t be tailored by subject). If the alert isn’t relevant for you, but you have a friend or colleague who may be interested, feel free to forward it on.

What about data protection? We only ask for your email address. We have no plans to sell any email addresses to third parties, however we reserve the right to reconsider should our office Hob Nob fund become perilously low.

How do I sign up? Email the Academic Ideas Lab at with ‘Subscribe to Smart Talkers’ as the subject.



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