The SciScreen series has been running for a good number of years in various locations across the country and it’s about to land in the North East as the Tyneside Cinema have expressed interest. SciScreen offers an opportunity for academics to present an aspect of their work and experience to a public audience in a relaxed environment. The premise of SciScreen is a short introductory presentation of about fifteen minutes on a particular topic inspired by a film that is then screened. After the film, there is a Q and A session with the guest speaker on the topic presented and viewed. Discussions can then be taken into the bar. Sound interesting?
There is currently a call out for guest speakers with a view to making this happen in Newcastle. If you are interested or know someone who might be, contact Hannah Little at Hannah.Little@ncl-coll.ac.uk indicating your chosen topic and possible films. She will be making a wish list to send to the cinema to identify what is viable.
The talks would be on a voluntary basis but this is another interesting way to raise the profile of your research and develop your experience of public engagement!