PechaKucha [March 13]: Speakers Wanted

PechaKucha is an international presentation evening where speakers have just 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to get their points across. The format is designed so that people can share stories, ideas, research and/or opinions in a fun, informal setting. The rapid-fire format means you encounter a varied array of and outlooks and never know exactly what’s up next.

For Arts & Science Festival 2017, we have teamed up with PechaKucha Birmingham and will be hosting a PechaKucha night on Monday 13th March at Cherry Reds in Birmingham City Centre.

Given the festival theme this year, the presentations will all have a land and/or water focus.

If you’re interested in being a speaker at this event or would like more information, please contact the event organiser Ben Waddington:

Free History & Science Talk Series at the Gunmakers Arms

The newly re-opened Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating back to around 1820. Starting this January they will be hosting a series of talks themed on history and science. A few University of Birmingham researchers will be there to discuss the Lunar Society, alcohol’s effects on the brain and sports related concussions! Pop along and chat to our researchers about the work that they do, they’d love to answer your questions!

Location: Gunmakers Arms. 93 Bath Street City Centre Birmingham B4 6HG.

History talks

  • Kay Hunter – ‘The Last Public Hanging in Birmingham’, Tuesday 26th January
  • Ruth Cherrington, Club Historians – ‘The Social History of Working Men’s Clubs’, Thursday 18th February
  • Dr Malcolm Dick, University of Birmingham – ‘The Industrial Enlightenment and the Lunar Men in the 18th Century’, Wednesday 30th March
  • Professor David Williams, Loughborough University – ‘The Early Days of the Birmingham Gun Quarter’, Tuesday 17th May

Science talks

  • Dr Ian Mitchell, University of Birmingham – ‘Alcohol: Friend or foe?’, Wednesday 9th March
  • Dr Chris Hamlett, Nottingham Trent University – ‘Control the glass, control the beer foam’, Tuesday 15th March
  • Mr Antonio Belli, University of Birmingham – ‘It’s just a concussion…’, Wednesday 27th April

P.S. #Brumscicomm will also take place at the Gunmakers on Feb 10th at 6pm!

Engagement in Research June 12 – 13th change of venue!

Hello all,

This is just a short update to notify you that we have had to change venue due to an issue with our original booking clashing with rehearsals that we’d been unaware were happening nearby. The Role of Engagement in Research events this June 12- 13 will now take place at 52 Pritchatts Rd – Lecture Theatre 1  – Building G9 (Red) on the campus map. All sessions will be held here.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up already, we look forward to seeing you there. Keep spreading the message to your colleagues in the meantime, as we’d like as many people as possible to benefit from these sessions!

Best wishes,