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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 […]

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The Little BIG event comes to Brum

Thanks to support from Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, The Little Event will take place again on Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm at Thinktank, Birmingham This one-day conference is for early-career STEM communicators who are keen to suck the knowledge and experience out of those who have been at it for ages. It is also an […]

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Science Centre wanted for ‘Bubble DAZE5’

Every two years bubble artists/experts get together from around the world for a bubble symposium. So far these events have been in San Francisco Exploratorium, Copenhagen Experimentarium and Chicago. We would like to host the next one in the U.K. and we are looking for a science centre as a venue. The event lasts about five days including at […]

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The BIG ‘Little event’ announced

The Little Event will take place again on Wednesday 11th January 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm! Thanks to support from Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, BIG, the STEM communicators network will be bringing their great science communication Primer session. This one-day conference is for early-career STEM communicators who are keen to suck the knowledge and experience out of those who have been […]

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Spooky Science Night at Thinktank

Join Thinktank between 6pm and 9pm on the 29th of October as they turn the museum into a spooky party for all mad scientists, witches and wizards to come together and have some fun. See the spectacular ‘Science of Fright ’ show, where making a monster is all a matter of choosing the right ingredients. Discover […]

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‘Science Shorts’ call for speakers

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 […]

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Cafe Culturel season begins

Cafe Culturel (run by students from Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, at University of Birmingham) starts a new year of events. The first event in the new calendar, on Tue 18th October 2016, 6:30 pm, at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, is workshop/cafe event with the title ‘Cognitive Decline: Presentations and Representations’. Starting […]

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Ideas Foundation Summer Camp

This Summer Ideas Foundation are running a Summer camp with a STEM focus, with a creative brief from E.ON. They are holding it from 15th-19th August at ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum so it will be a really inspirational week. Students will form mini ad agencies and will work on answering the brief, which is around […]

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Thinktank Planetarium: Writing the World

Science meets literature at the Thinktank Planetarium! Join us for an evening of star gazing as Dr Pippa Goldschmidt discusses the connections between astronomy and literature. This event is in association with The Big Read, and is aimed at adults and older teenagers. Click here for more details 8 Jul 2016. 7.00pm – 8.30pm. Tickets £8 adult, £6 concession/child […]