Events

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January 2015

Public Outreach and Social Innovation Workshop

A series of practical tutorials focused on science communication and multimedia production, applied to problems in social innovation and behaviour change.

This workshop will focus on considering research implications, communicating research concepts and results to the general public. Practical tutorials include i) strategies for maximising research impact and relevance, ii) developing material for public engagement (including talks, posters, demos and multimedia podcasts), and iii) communicating with the media (press releases and interview techniques).  

 

Day 1. Impact strategies                                                                                Venue: Link 3 Workshop Space

Time

Topic

Instructors

11:00

Tea & Coffee

 

11:15

Welcome and introduction

Jackie Andrade

11:30

The importance of research impact:

Case study 1 alarms

Judy Edworthy

12:00

Case study 2 : Scientific impact and early cinema

Michael Punt

12:30

Case study 3: Music and entertainment

John Matthias

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Developing research impact

 

Alyson Norman

 

14:30

Types of impact

Judy Edworthy

14:45

Personalised impact strategies

Exercise – work on impact strategies and pitches on possibilities for presenting their own research

Lucy Davies, Judy Edworthy, Jacki Andrade, Rebecca Pearce, Martin Coath

CogNovians

17:00

Impact strategy discussions

(Tea, Coffee & Biscuits available in workshop space)

 

18:00

Welcome reception

Social with Malcolm Love, Emily Grossman, Eat Music, Café Concrete, Puma, Rumpus Cosy

 

 

 

Day 2. Public engagement                                                                            Venue: Link 3 Workshop Space

Time

Topic

Instructors

09:30

Welcome, introductions and outline of the programme

Malcom Love,

Emily Grossman

 

10:00

Public Engagement – the imperative, opportunities, resources and skills

11:00

Tea & Coffee 

11:30

The nuts and bolts of staging an event

12:30

Lunch@ Rumpus Cosy and visit to radio station

14:00

Initial planning ultimately breaking into task groups

 

15:30

Promoting your events

 

16:30

CogJam 'on air' discussions

(Tea, Coffee & Biscuits available in workshop space)

 

 

Day 3. Communication skills                                                                                     Venue: Link 3 Workshop

 

Time

Topic

Instructors

09:30

Show business! On your feet in front of live audiences

Malcom Love,

Emily Grossman

Rebecca Pearce

Martin Coath

10:30

Task groups – CogJam event planning

 

11:30

Tea & Coffee

12:00

Task groups – continued

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Media ‘stuff’

15:00

Task groups

16:30

CogJam 'on air' discussions

(Tea, Coffee & Biscuits available in workshop space)

 

Day 4. Media skills                                                                                          Venue: Link 3 Workshop Space

 

Time

Topic

Instructors

09:30

How to be media friendly – how to give an interview

Malcom Love,

Emily Grossman

Rebecca Pearce

Martin Coath

 

 

10:30

Task groups continue

11:30

Tea & Coffee

12:00

Interviewing and being interviewed

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Task groups continue

16:30

CogJam 'on air' discussions

(Tea, Coffee & Biscuits available in workshop space)

       

 

Day 5. CogJam 'on air'                                                                                           Venue: Link 3 Workshop Space Rumpus Cosy, EatMusic studios

Time

Topic

Instructors

09:30

Miscellaneous ‘Top Tips Session'

Malcom Love,

Emily Grossman

Rebecca Pearce

Martin Coath

 

 

10:30

Rehearsals

11:30

Tea & Coffee

12:00

Rehearsals

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Rehearsals

15:00

Technical Rehearsals

16:30

Tea & rest break

19:30

LIVE SHOW at Rumpus Cosy

CogNovians

       

 


Disciplines: Communication skills; researcher-specific disciplines