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British Science Festival 2020

(22 November 2019)

The British Science Festival is inviting participation in the 2020 Festival in Essex in September. The Festival is seeking proposals for lectures, panel events or drop in activities and nominations for eary career academics to give Award Lectures.

The message received from the British Science Association is as follows:

We are delighted to announce we are now accepting content submissions for the British Science Festival 2020. We’re looking for academics, researchers and communicators from your university to consider submitting a proposal. 

We would be very grateful if you could pass this email along your internal networks. We’re looking for a diverse, eclectic mixture of subjects with a link to science, and encourage everyone to think about bringing something to next year’s Festival. 

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. We bring an inspiring programme of free events to the public, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. Our talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone. To see what happened at this year’s Festival, read more here. 

Hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, the Festival will be held in Chelmsford and Essex from 8-12 September 2020. 

Below are several opportunities to get involved with the Festival. 

Open call for proposals 

Before each Festival we accept a range of proposals from across the scientific spectrum and beyond. Festival content should be aimed at non-specialist adults (i.e. aged 16+) with a broad interest in science. We welcome and encourage creative formats and drop-in activities. 

Further information can be found in the FAQs. If you have any queries please direct them here. Use this form to submit a proposal. 

Proposal deadline: 17.00 on 17 February 2020 

Award Lectures - are you, or do you know, a promising early career researcher?  

Every year we ask for nominations for the seven Award Lectureships available to promising early career academics, skilled at engaging people with their research. These Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion of science and related disciplines. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to present their winning Award Lecture at the 2020 Festival. 

We are now accepting nominations for 2020. More information, including the application process can be found here

Nomination deadline: 17.00 on 6 January 2020

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Please liaise with the designated contact for your department or college. For further guidance, email dialogue@durham.ac.uk

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