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On Wednesday 14 November 2018 we ran the inaugural Biosciences Outreach and Engagement Symposium at the University of Birmingham. The day was supported by RSB Member Organisations the Biochemical Society, The Physiological Society, The British Society for Pharmacology, the Microbiology Society and the Association for Studying Animal Behaviour.

Presentations from the Biosciences Outreach and Engagement Symposium 2018

The following topics were covered at the symposium and some presentations will be available to download soon.

Why do we do outreach and Engagement? - Sarah Cosgriff and Kevin Moffat
Science communication and art - Charlotte Hale
Engaging with local communities and hard to reach audiences - Dr Sue Howarth, Hephzi Tagoe and Jean Wilson
Choosing audiences and simplifying messages - Charlotte Evans and David Wilkinson
Digital outreach and engagement - Philippa Skett
Evaluating outreach and engagement - Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg
Increasing confidence and delivery - Dr Alex Conner and Dr Amanda Hardy
Designing a demonstration - James Brown and Dr Caroline Gillett
Increasing equality and diversity through outreach and engagement - Dominic Galliano, Miranda Lowe and Philippa Matthews
Grant applications: making it happen - James Brown and Anna Lakey
Storytelling and science comedy - Aimee Eckert
Media training for scientists - Dr Alex Conner, Dr Leah Fitzsimmons and Emma McKinney

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Delegates in the Elgar Concert hall at the University of Birmingham (Photo credit: RSB)

 

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Delegates get hands-on in making their own activity (Photo credit: @GalacticZoo)

 

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Mirana Lowe FRSB FLS addresses the audience during a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion (Photo credit: @KiuSum)

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