In case you missed it…

Here it is again. Ian Grosvenor, Professor of Urban Education History and Director of the Voices of War & Peace Centre, talking recently at Research Libraries UK conference about public engagement with research – it is 20 minutes long and is an account of his personal and institutional journey!

INVOLVE publish a social media guide and jargon buster

INVOLVE has published new guidance on the use of social media to actively involve people in research. Visit:

They have also developed a jargon buster or glossary of words containing the definitions of some of the terms commonly used in public involvement in research.  These definitions were developed by working in consultation with a panel of researchers and a panel of people who use services.  You can access the jargon buster at

Want to register with the ESRC press office as an expert?

The ESRC are currently asking ESRC-funded researchers to complete a simple online form if they wish to be registered with the ESRC press office as an expert. It may be worth considering signing up if eligible as not only will you become known to the ESRC for discipline-specific expertise but your research and profile could also be improved in the media.

The British Society for Cell Biology invites submissions for its science writing prize

Closing date – 28th February 2015

This aims to encourage and reward high-quality writing on topics of relevance to cell biology. The prize is open to all student and postdoctoral members. Articles should be no more than 1,000 words.

NERC Summer of Science – Public engagement for NERC’s 50th anniversary

FameLab UK 2015 – why not enter today?

Passionate about science? Engineering? Technology? Mathematics?

Then FameLab needs you!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-2015 IS OPEN – further information on heat times and locations here. Already convinced? Great! SIGN UP HERE .

From Belfast to Edinburgh, London to Cardiff dozens of heats are happening up and down the country all of which will lead to the FameLab UK final due to be held 22 April 2015 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. FameLab’s signature ‘Masterclass’ where finalists will receive public engagement training from the leaders in the industry will be set in the lovely Farncombe Estate from 27-29 March.