Upcoming Catalyst activities

Catalyst activities coming up

1. British Ecological Society

Helen’s been working with a great crew of people who are going to festivals over the summer to take ecology to young people. They are piloting their activities at Imperial Science Festival (4 May) [http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/festival] before going to Wychwood at the end of May, Green Man, Larmer Tree and Butserfest. The events will celebrate 100 years of the British Ecology Society. You can follow the activities of the team on their blog.

2. If the hat fits…. 9 May, 11-3pm

Drop in to this free event in the forum run by one of our Seed Fund awardees: the Lived Experience Group (LEG). The LEG work with researchers in the Mood Disorders Centre and they want share their experiences of being part of a research group as well as giving people the chance to find out a bit more about depression. There’s even free cake!

3. Falmouth Cafe Scientifique – first event and Facebook group, 8 May

We’re delighted to hear that the first Falmouth Cafe Scientifique event is going to play host to our very own Sasha Dall talking on “Unintelligent design: understanding the complexities of life”. This will be a broad introduction to the modern study of evolutionary biology with particular focus on animal behaviour. You can follow the Falmouth Science Cafe on facebook now.

4. Mental illness on film: Stigma and ‘The Soloist’ 10 May

Join Dr Susan Kelly (Egenis) and Dr Daniel Racey (University of Exeter Medical School) and Dr Helen Featherstone (University of Exeter) in the Chair for a free screening of the film The Soloist, directed by Joe Wright and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. This event is free but ticketed – tickets from RAMM: in person, or phone 01392 265858, or .
Gallery 20, RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter. Further

5. Science Communication Conference, 19 May

Helen’s been invited to speak at the Science Communication Conference. Along with Paul Manners, Huw James and Brigitte Nerlich they will be opening up conversations about the gaps and/or bridges between Science Communication researchers, Scientists who communicate and Science Communicators. Looking at the delegate list, it’s going to be a lively debate.

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