Chemistry Week (19–27 Nov 2016) funding call

The theme is ‘Changing Places’. RSC Grants of up to £750 will be available to support existing local and regional networks to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week.

Applicants are encouraged to interpret the theme in their own way. For example, networks may choose to deliver outreach events in new locations or venues, or to consider role reversal in their event format.

In previous years these nine days have played host to a variety of engaging and inspiring activities aimed at both school and public audiences. Ultimately this week is a celebration of the chemical sciences and an opportunity for our members to share their passion and demonstrate to people within their local communities how chemistry is relevant and present in everyday life. More information is here:

The deadline for applications will be 29 July 2016. Applications must be submitted by 17.00 GMT.

Art/Science Callout for BSF in Swansea

Shrinking Space is working in partnership with the British Science Festival, alongside Swansea University to curate an evening of art/science in South Wales.

We’re calling for submissions from artists, performers and creatives working with or, inspired by scientific disciplines to respond to the theme of Night.

Find out more here! Deadline to apply is Sunday 26 June.

The British Science Festival is a FREE four-day Festival, hosted by Swansea University, featuring speakers and events from beyond science, across history, policy and the arts.

Mary Jane Edwards & Andy Franzkowiak

Daytime TV medic wanted!

FullFat TV are looking for a medic for a daytime TV health magazine show. The right person will be someone who works with patients, e.g. a doctor, surgeon, nurse or other hands-on practitioner. They are looking for someone bright, fun and witty with bags of confidence as the show may be filmed in front of a live audience.

Please only apply if you have not previously applied to FullFat for health roles, as they keep track of all their previous applicants so they will already have you on file if you have contacted them before.

To apply email

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are offering a free-to-exhibit opportunity to have an exhibition stand or run public engagement activities as part of their Into The Blue (Science We Live and Breathe) showcase, which is taking place in Manchester during October half-term (25-29 October 2016). Visitors to the event will be a broad public audience, primarily focused on families and young people.

The environmental science showcase will comprise about 40 stands, as well as stage and discussion space, both inside and outside an aircraft hangar. Through the exhibition stands, talks, debates and discussions, the event will engage visitors with the wonders of the natural world and the process of doing research.

For more information about the project, application criteria, FAQs and how to apply please view the application guidelines on Applications can be made using the online form by 16:00 on Friday 1 July 2016.

Hannah King
Public Engagement Officer (NERC)

Pint of Science ’16

If your diary is looking a bit full, then we’ve just made it worse for you. However, you will have no problems looking for something to do over the evenings of 23rd, 24th and 25th of May as Pint of Science has returned!

Each night, four different venues in Birmingham City Centre will be hosting two speakers to talk on themed evenings. Expect to hear talks on everything from the most subtle of gravitation waves to some ape behaviour. All tickets are £4 and doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

All summaries are in our calendar, but for the full line up of speakers and events, you should check out their website!