Large-scale – Science in Health Public Lecture Series
Science in Health Public Lecture
The Science in Health Public Lecture Series is an ongoing programme of public lectures aimed at raising the understanding of the science behind health. Each year, ten lectures are organised for a public audience with a mix of internal and external speakers. The audience is usually a mix of internal and external school contacts, sixth form students and the general public. Refreshments are provided.
A recent addition to the programme is a pre-lecture interview with the speaker organised with the sixth form students to enable the speaker to engage with a younger audience. This forum allows the audience to explore new ideas and concepts in science and enriches their curriculum studies and interview skills.
Average attendance at the lecture series is 100+ with 15+ for the pre-lecture interview with the speaker.
Small-scale – one-off public lecture
Sir Ranulph Fiennes lecture
The public lecture format is a tried and tested method of organising engagement with the public and enables you to share your research with a particular audience. These lectures work best when the topic has a broad public appeal, or when you have a specific audience in mind. Public lectures followed by discussion enable the engagement activity to become a two-way process, and can help you to collect information that might help your research to be more public-focused.