Events 2013

18th November 2013 – Opening up your Research (a public engagement event for researchers)

An event exploring the opportunities for researchers that include national competitions, prestigious prize lectures and paid opportunities to work with undergraduates developing their public engagement.

20th November 2013 – STEM event in Gateshead 

Biomedicine workshop at the STEM careers event at Gateshead College, aimed at level 3 A-level students.

3rd October – Exploring the Interface between Medicine/Health and the Arts/Humanities

A Tyne and Wear based networking event, providing an opportunity for people from all 4 disciplines (Medicine, Health, Arts and Humanities) from an education, research or creative practice background to come together in a room to share ideas, make contacts and promote collaboration.

Young Science Writers award ceremony (British Science Festival 2013)

The Young Science Writing Competition centred around the theme of DNA was hosted by the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University as part of the British Science Festival 2013.  We received hundreds of excellent entries ranging in style from science fiction to scientific journalism in three age categories from schools across the Tyne and Wear area.

Life Site Tours (British Science Festival 2013)

The IGM Public Engagement Committee, together with the Centre for Life and the NHS Fertility Clinic hosted the free site tours, offering a unique glimpse behind the scenes of the Centre for Life research labs and facilities as part of the British Science Festival 2013. The tours took place on 7th and 8th of September and included a chance to meet some of the people working at Life on the ground-breaking research.

British Science Festival 7th-12th September 2013

Europe’s largest and longest running science event organised by the British Science Association, the Festival was hosted by Newcastle University, in association with Northumbria University and Newcastle City Council.

Science and Literature – working lunch 6th June

Second meeting of the SciTalk project.

SciTalk April 2013 (connecting writers and scientists)

The Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts started an exciting project connecting scientists with writers and providing them with information and inspiration to incorporate science ideas into their fiction, scripts or poetry.

A field trip from the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London

On 26th of March 2013, a group of 1st year Geography students from University of London visited Newcastle to consider the city’s investment in the life sciences, and in particular looking at Newcastle as a Science City and the impact of it on local communities.