The British Science Association and Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum, are pleased to announce a two-day workshop in Birmingham 10th-11th May.
The event is particularly recommended for science communicators with an interest in religion and faith, or those working with emotive or sometimes controversial themes. You can read more about the project here: http://sciencereligionspectrum.org/about-2
The event is free to attend, including travel and accommodation costs associated with attendance. A deposit of £15 is payable to secure your place on this event, which will be refunded upon attendance. Places are limited, so early-sign-up is encouraged via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-religion-a-bsa-science-communication-masterclass-tickets-33486703632
The event aims to:
- Improve familiarity and literacy in communicating on science and religion
- Explore areas of faith, trust, belief, and religion in science communication
- Support attendees to develop new outputs, partnerships and projects
Sessions will be led by science communication practitioners and academics from a variety of disciplines researching the intersection of science and religion in public spaces. The sessions will be framed by preliminary data from the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project and there will be practical exercises built around case-studies, proposals and evaluation plans. The full programme will be released shortly, with sessions including:
- Storytelling: balancing narrative and ‘truth’
- Hosting constructive debates
- Science and religion, past and present
- Partnerships and participation: an external perspective
- Beyond box ticking: The evaluation, revision, and re-delivery cycle
- Trust in science, trust in sci-comm? Moving the conversation forward
Note that this workshop is funded by the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project. Attendance, travel, and accommodation are provided free of charge on the understanding that participants contribute to the workshop debates and engage with the project’s research. Post workshop there will be opportunities for attendees to create science communication materials and outputs related to the workshop content and wider research findings of the project.