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The University is looking for researchers to take part in the world’s largest festival of public science talks.
Pint of Science is an annual festival that takes place in cities across the world each May, and sees brilliant scientists chat about their latest research with the public in a pub! In 2020 the festival will run from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 May.
This is the fourth year of Pint of Science Liverpool. All previous events have sold out, with over 1000 members of the public attending events, and over 90 staff and students taking part.
The organisers are looking for researchers with ideas for fun and engaging talks to take part in Pint of Science 2020. No previous experience of taking part in a similar event is required, and support is on offer to help develop your talk.
If you have taken part in a previous Pint of Science event, you are very welcome to apply to take part again, but your talk will need to be different from the one previously presented.
The aims of the events are to share with the public the latest issues being tackled and questions being answered in labs and universities, in an interesting and accessible way.
In Liverpool, the Pint of Science Festival will run in three city centre pubs over the three days. Each pub will host talks on one of the themes of the festival:
There are two ways you can get involved – either by being an event speaker or taking part in Shots of Science!
Event Speakers (open to everyone at postgrad level and above)
The organisers are looking for people to give a talk about their research, which links to one of the above themes and is aimed at an audience who have an interest in knowing what’s going on in science research, but who do not necessarily have a background in it. Your talk should last no longer than 20 minutes. You can use powerpoint and are also encouraged to incorporate demonstrations and/or interactive elements in to your talk, where possible! People who are selected to speak will be invited to deliver their talk at one of the pubs on one evening of the Festival.
Shots of Science (open to all early career researchers and Masters/PhD students)
The organisers are looking for Early Career Researchers to give a 2 -3 minute talk about their work at one of the pint of science events. You’ll be challenged to explain your research in just a couple of minutes without using PowerPoint, and will be competing to be crowned Top of the Shots on the night and get your hands on some Pint of Science prizes.
Everyone who is invited to take part in Shots of Science will also be invited to attend an Advanced Presentation Skills workshop. This special session, tailored to the people who take part, will support you in developing your public speaking skills to a new level. It’s led by Dr Steve Cross, a public speaker, event host and stand-up comedian, and will look at everything from how to tailor your talk to a specific audience to how to stop PowerPoint ruining the idea you were trying to get across.
If you are interested in taking part in Liverpool Pint of Science 2018, please complete the online application form by 5pm on Friday, 21 February.
There are a limited number of spaces in the programme so applications will be shortlisted and applicants will be told whether their talk has been selected for the festival by early March.
If you have any questions, please contact Becky Glennon-Alty on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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