17. What will the format of your event be?:
Cafeteria of the Institute for Ageing and Health or Baddiley-Clark building foyer at the main university campus
20. Venue requirements:
We would need a relatively large, open-plan space (enough room to fit 10 small tables). At each table at any given time there would be one scientist and up to 10 members of the public (max participants 100) so a room with 110 capacity. Suitable examples include IAH pavilion or Baddiley-Clark café/entrance area.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
We propose to organise a ‘speed-dating’ events where 10 scientists from Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University would be arranged in an open-plan event space. Public participants, in groups of up to 10 rotate to different scientists who have 2 minutes to sell their science. At the end, the public select a winner. Participation in this event will help students and scientists develop key communication skills. With just 2 minutes to sell their science, it will be vital that the scientists are clear, simple and concise. These informal, fun and quick interactions/’dates’ will also ensure the public are not overwhelmed or intimidated by complex scientific experiments, encouraging them to participate and in the process we will be able to provide them with a broad overview of the science going on at Institute.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
Ageing is a research priority area at Newcastle University which positions itself as the UK centre for research into ageing.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Fun Broad, easily to understand science
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
The event winner would receive a prize which we believe will encourage participation and appropriate levels of preparation from the scientists involved and there would also be a raffle prize for a member of the participating public (for example, a subscription to Scientific American). We believe the success of this event is dependent on an appropriate number of people participating therefore we intend to sell tickets (at a minimal price) to allow us some control/knowledge of participants in advance. The money from the ticket sales will go towards covering the cost of the prizes/refreshments/charity.
1. Event Manager Organisation:
2. Event Manager First Name:
4. Event Manager Address line 1:
Institute for Ageing and Health
5. Event Manager Address line 2:
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
6. Event Manager Address line 3:
7. Event Manager Postcode:
8. Event Manager Telephone number:
+44(0)191 248 1221
9. Event Manager Email address:
10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
3. Event Manager Surname:
11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Sunday 8 September 2013