Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG) are looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017.
The talks are held in the John Lee lecture theatre at the Birmingham and Midland Institute and take place quarterly on a Tuesday evening, running from 6pm-7pm. The format is a talk for about 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session. The members tend to be adults, including retirees but there has been a mixed turn out at the events to date and it is more of a general interest audience, so PhD students would be just as welcome as professors.
Contact Melissa if you have a subject that links to Thinktank’s collection. Each talk needing to be confirmed around three months in advance so that it can be advertised in the Artefacts magazine which is sent to the Friends.
The 2016 programme has included Luanne Meehitiya talking about ‘Thinktank’s Ichthyosaur Skeleton’; Jim Andrew talking about the ‘Smethwick Engine’; Professor David Williams talking about the ‘History of Gunmaking in Birmingham’; and Lizzie Miller, who will be talking about ‘Conserving the Spitfire Gallery’ in December 2016.
Science Shorts are held in conjunction with Thinktank and with the Birmingham and Midland Institute.