LAPWORTH LATES (Thursday July 19th, 2018) – Live for registration now!

We are pleased to be initiating the first ever Lapworth Lates event on the evening of Thursday 19th of July, 2018. The Lapworth Museum of Geology will throw open its doors for an evening of performance, workshops, interactive demos and more, all aimed at a curious adult audience. Coinciding with a new exhibition in July on ‘Dinosaurs in Popular Culture’, this first Late event will draw inspiration from this theme as well as the wider museum collection and research at the University.

Funding from the Alumni Fund is allowing us work alongside a small interdisciplinary team of postgraduate students who are helping us programme activities and we are also extremely pleased to have been able to commission two artists for one-night-only spectaculars…

Expect a truly magical and immersive night especially of interest to those who enjoy the intersection between science and art. If you’ve never visited the Lapworth before, let this be your excuse and we are certain you’ll want to come back! The event is open to everyone and is free, so mark the date in your diary now and bring along your partners, friends or colleagues! Eventbrite link to register HERE.

Researcher registrations are now CLOSED, but if you want to help us or have any idea please get in touch with engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk – We’d love to hear from you. 

Being Human festival – UoB callout now open (Deadline April 11th, 10am)

Dear all,
 
Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, returns between 17th and 25th November 2016 with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope and Fear’.  Areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):
 
·        Aging, health and wellbeing
·        Climate change and the environment
·        Endangered or new languages
·        Human rights
·        Human migration/population changes
·        New technologies
·        Terrorism and radicalisation
·        Urbanism (past and present), Smart Cities
·        Utopias and dystopias (cultural, social, political)
 
The University of Birmingham will be centrally coordinating its submission into this year’s programme by bidding to be a ‘Festival Hub’. This requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten events to take place as part of a thematically cohesive programme.
 
A callout is now open for expressions of interest from UoB academics or postgraduates interested in delivering an event within the UoB Festival Hub whose programme will be submitted for consideration from Being Human.  The Expression of Interest form can be downloaded here and call details are here;  the internal deadline is Monday 11th April at 10 am and EOIs should be returned to engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Public Engagement with Research Officer, Caroline Gillett: c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk