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The BIG Event 2019 Bursary is open

BIG is offering a few bursary places to attend the BIG Event in July. This is ideal for people working in and around science communication, who think they might benefit from making some more professional friends by attending BIG’s three-day annual conference in Edinburgh. The bursary covers registration fees to attend the BIG Event 17-19 […]

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WISE Inspire! event

Join the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) – Birmingham on Wednesday 27th February, 17:30-20:00, for an evening of networking and inspirational talks from women in science. Location is LG09, The Old Gym, University of Birmingham. Our lead speaker Dr Maria Velissariou, visiting from Chicago, will discuss her incredible career so far, particularly her important […]

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‘rial Talk is coming to Birmingham

Everybody’s favourite materials podcast is going on tour to Birmingham. Hosted by award-winning materials scientist and science communicator, Dr Anna Ploszajski, ‘rial Talk is a podcast featuring tinkers, makers, artists and obsessives each with their own unique spin on their chosen material. This event is a live conversation with local iron expert, Coralie Acheson. Coralie is an archaeologist […]

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Astronomy in the City 2019 programme

Our next Astronomy in the City event will take place on Wednesday 23rd of January. University of Birmingham Professor William Chaplin will discuss his research on the structure of stars, and especially Sun-like stars that have been discovered to host planets. Tickets are available from https://astrointhecity23012019.eventbrite.co.uk Astronomy in the City is a series of free […]

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BIG ’19 call for proposals open!

BIG is thrilled to announce a return to Scotland for BIG Event 2019. The highlight of the STEM communicator’s annual calendar will see our conference held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh 17-19 July 2019. Dynamic Earth is a wonderful venue – lots of space and lots of spaces. Indoors, outdoors and fantastically placed for access […]

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CSI of the Sea

Every year around 600 porpoises, dolphins and whales (collectively known as cetaceans) strand around the UK coast. Why do these stranding events occur and what role does bycatch (accidental entanglement in fishing gear) play? Join us for a very special online-only event from behind-the-scenes of ZSL for the opportunity to see a cetacean post-mortem, revealing […]

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Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences Distinguished Lecture

For those of you with an interest in the interface Science – Culture, you might be interested in the next Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences Distinguished Lecture which will have Daniel Glaser, from the Science Gallery in London as the speaker. The details of the talk are here: https://cafeculturelbirmingham.wordpress.com/ and you can register for the […]

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BIG Event 2018 – Call for session proposals OPEN

Every year, BIG members get together for a three-day bash to exchange ideas, compare disasters, find their next employer and have a grand time with the work and the colleagues they love. STEM engagement professionals from all over the UK (and some more besides) take this opportunity to step out of their offices, museums and […]

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BIG’s ‘Little Event’ programme released

There are still places left for the Little Event 2018. This year’s programme includes: Setting the scene – A whistle-stop tour of STEM engagement. Managing projects – From small events like 30-minute demo shows and table top interactives to workshops and science festivals, managing a project is just as important as creating its content. Presenting […]

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Bursaries to attend the Little Event 2018

There are 10 bursaries up for grabs to attend The Little Event 2018 on Wednesday 17th January at Thinktank in Birmingham. The Little Event is a 1-day conference designed for early-career STEM Communicators. Each bursary is worth £100 and covers annual BIG membership, registration fees and £25 towards travel expenses. Applying for one of the […]