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Annela demonstrating the use of optical tweezers using a hairdryer.

Nanoscience for all

14 March 2014

Approachable and friendly role models like Dr Annela Seddon are important in dispelling stereotypes about physicists and making science accessible to everyone.

A picture of post-it notes from the project containing messages from the women involved

‘Do what you say you will do’ and other lessons from the TARA project

11 March 2014

Working in a sensitive area like gender and violence can make public engagement a difficult task. Dr Emma Williamson talks about the lessons learned from the TARA project.

Crooked Timber blog home page

Blog It!: share your research with the world

5 March 2014

Professor Chris Bertram talks about his group blog ‘Crooked Timber’ and the benefits of blogging for researchers and engagers.

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden

Event planning for Seeds of Change

6 November 2013

Dr Catherine Hunt from the Department of History of Art writes about an exciting joint public engagement project between the University of Bristol and Arnolfini

Colourful spines of old leather-bound books

'Words and what they mean'

12 September 2013

Lesley Lees writes about her experiences of starting a reading group with adults on the autistic spectrum.

danceroom Spectroscopy

Visualising the invisible

15 August 2013

The evolution of danceroom Spectroscopy from humble sci-art installation to international sensation

Brain box challenge

Exploring the brain

14 August 2013

The outreach team from the School of Experimental Psychology engage primary school pupils through the Brain Box Challenge.

Josie McLellan takes to the stage

Get a natural ‘high’ with Bright Club

24 April 2013

Dr Josie McLellan takes the plunge and presents a stand up comedy routine with an academic twist at a sell-out Bright Club event

A researcher demonstrates a science activity to school students

Hands on science

24 April 2013

Gaining experience of public engagement through a British Science Festival scheme

An art map of a journey to Bristol

Art inspired by History

22 April 2013

In March 2013, a group of academics and students from the History department organised ‘Art Inspired By History’ as part of the Past Matters Festival of History.