I was lucky enough to be given eight minutes to speak as part of the final plenary at the recent National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)'s Engage conference. Taking place in Bristol on 4th and 5th December 2019, the theme of this year's event was "Disruption". The event started as it meant to go … Continue reading 8 Minutes of Honesty – Engage 2019
Looking through the London SciComm blog posts this month I've realised a lot of our recent posts are about reflections and thinking, but some of you looking through here might also be crying out for some of the nuts and bolts practical advice! ...well look no further!! When browsing through the Science Showoff Talent Factory … Continue reading How Not to Make a Podcast
I wanted to write something about being an Introvert at conferences. I've just been to Engage (organised by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement) and as usual after this event I am exhausted and not in a good way. Here are some thoughts about why... First up, people who know me often express shock … Continue reading Hello, I’m Kimberley and I’m an Introvert
On Friday 15th June 2018 the 3rd London SciComm Symposium took place. As somebody still fairly new to science communication, and eager to learn from our ever-growing community, I was excited to attend. Just like the previous two events, the London Scicomm Symposium offers both the chance to meet the wise, well-established communicators as well … Continue reading Writing on the London Scicomm Symposium – by Charlotte Mykura
The latest meeting of the London Public Engagement Network journal club welcomed a guest member in the form of Dr Emily Dawson, UCL, who joined to discuss her own paper around topics of equity and engaging with diverse audiences related specifically to out-of-school science learning. Dipping into the social sciences gave the group a really interesting … Continue reading Discussing ‘Social justice and out-of-school science learning’
Even though we have a pretty good idea what we mean when we talk about public engagement, this topic of conversation still seems to crop up on a regular basis. In her blog post on the London Public Engagement Network blog, Kimberley Freeman explores some of the potential reasons for this, its implications, and how … Continue reading What is public engagement anyway?
Some people might say science comedy is already pretty niche, but even within this tiny world some patterns have started to emerge... Those patterns reveal themselves in this brilliant blog post "A taxonomy of science comedy" by Scary (Kate Oliver).
Comedy is a great vehicle for science communication, but how do you make a funny? Don't worry, Talent Factory are here for some advice.
So you want to take your SciComm to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, but don't know where to start? Luckily help is at hand as Florence Schechter has written a full guide to the planning and logistics of an Edinburgh Fringe SciComm show!
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