Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities – TASTER WORKSHOP @ ECCI
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities – TASTER WORKSHOP

Thursday October 18th 12 – 2pm

Training and Skills Room,

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) High School Yards Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

Is the current trend for community engagement a genuine desire on behalf of institutions to democratise their relationship with communities or a desperate attempt to re-engage with a constituency alienated through years of institutional indifference?  This workshop casts a critical eye over the interest in community engagement and what we all need to do to ensure our community engagement is ethical and mutually beneficial.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to experience some community engagement methods and approaches and to consider effective strategies to engage with communities. This would include critical reflection on:

  • Concepts of community
  • Models of community engagement
  • The meaning and practice of co-constructing knowledge with communities

The workshop offers a taster session using materials from a more in-depth online Masters level course and will be of interest to you if:

  • You have some responsibility for community engagement
  • You want to want to engage in community based research
  • You want to enable students to engage in real world community based learning
  • You want to facilitate a Community University partnership
  • You are considering the more in depth learning offered on the longer course

(http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/professional-learning/community-engagement)

If you wish to book a place on this workshop, you can do so using the following link:

https://edin.ac/2wvHTJz

Please note this event is open to non-Edinburgh University staff also.  If you are not a member of the University of Edinburgh, please contact   julie.daubenspeck@ed.ac.uk   who can book a place for you.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
City Witness: Linking Universities and the Past @ The Glassroom
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Part of a free seminar series organised by Edinburgh Napier University. Open to all.

Booking is essential; email Kirstie Jamieson, k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk, to do so.

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Communicate 18 | Save the date @ Bristol Zoo Gardens
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm

The UK’s conference for environmental communicators

Communicate is an annual environmental communication conference bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world.

Communicate 2018 will be held for a third year at Bristol Zoo Gardens on the 23 – 24 October. Keep up to date with Communicate 18 news as it is announced at www.communicatenow.org.uk.

 

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Training: Introduction to Public Engagement (Royal Society) @ Grassmarket Community Project
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beltane universities are hosting this Royal Society-run training here in Edinburgh. Universities in Edinburgh have TEN free places to share between them.

Aimed at early/mid career scientists at the start of their independent research careers (2-10 years post-PhD) and with little to no experience in public engagement, this course is designed to provide the skills and confidence needed to get started. You can find out more about the course here:

To express your interest in one of the FREE places, please send a couple of sentences on how you think you could benefit from the course to info@beltanenetwork.org as soon as possible. If you have already contacted Laura Wicks, Sarah Anderson or Dawn Smith to express interest, you do not need to do anything in addition.

Please do not book directly via the Royal Society to attend until you have been told you definitely have a place!

Oct
25
Thu
2018
People, Place and Public Engagement conference | Save the date @ Eastern Canada
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm

All are welcome to this conference, including community organisers, industry, researchers and university staff, students, government employees, and anyone else with an interest in making a difference through public engagement.

Sign up to the mailing list linked above to be kept updated.

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Our Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

The Festival of Physics is a celebration of the wonder of science, the power of curiosity and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future. Join the Institute of Physics from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October at Dynamic Earth for a packed three-day programme of scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences, plus creative conversations from the domains of music, theatre and art alongside talks and lectures for all ages.

From the edge of the universe to the heart of the atom, from spacetime to stardust, come play with us.

Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you.

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Public Engagement as Social Structure @ The Glassroom
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Part of a free seminar series organised by Edinburgh Napier University. Open to all.

Booking is essential; email Kirstie Jamieson, k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk, to do so.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 27 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 28 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

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The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
Email: info@beltanenetwork.org

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