Category: Events

CDT Festival of Science – Tuesday 02 July 2019

Date: 2nd of July

Place: Lecture theatre G16, Seminar Rooms 119-122 and Level 1 Concourse; Alexander Fleming Building; Imperial College London; South Kensington Campus

Morning session theme: Science Communication

9.30 – Coffee and breakfast

10 – 10:45 – Gareth Mitchell; Talk Title: “Good Science Communication: How and Why?”

10:45 – 11:30 – Dr Shini Somara; talk on her experience as a science journalist and how to tailor media towards different audiences. Talk title: “Visualising the invisible”

11:30 – 11:45 – Brief introduction by Amelia Perry, Big Bang Fair competitions manager, and Emily Xu, GSK Young Scientist of the Year 2018 and Big Bang Fair winner 2018, on The Big Bang Fair science competition and how researchers can get involved in judging children’s science competitions.

11:45 – 12:30 – Panel discussion with all previous speakers + Dr Jess Wade, on the topic “Hurdles: making the jump from research to communication”

12:30 – Lunch:

13:00 – 14:30. “Racing extinction” film showing

Afternoon session: Climate Change and Science Policy

17:00- 17:30 Tea and Cake

17:30 – 18:00 – Sir Norman Lamb, MP

18:00 – 18:30 – Sigourney Luz from the IPCC, talk on her role as Communications Manager for IPCC WGIII

18:30 –19.00 Wine, cheese and snacks break + informal Q&A / Networking with speakers

19:00 – 20:00 – Dan Page, BBC sitcom writer and podcast producer; workshop on how to write comedy for science

20:00 – event closure

Engaging in the world outside your PhD – 28 June 2019

This is a unique opportunity to get inspired and informed about using your skills to drive change. We have organised a series of talks from current PhD students and STEM professionals who are involved in start-ups, science communication, education, non-profits and more. The event is open to all Imperial PhD students and we hope to facilitate networking between students across years and disciplines.

Find out more and register here

Spaces are limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment

Volunteer for the International Student Energy Summit 2019!

Calling all students passionate about energy!

Want to take part in the biggest youth energy conference in the world? Keen to meet like-minded people from over 100 countries? Is helping out and being friendly your jam?

Then join us as a volunteer in the 2019 International Student Energy Summit! We’re looking for friendly and passionate students to help out with a range of tasks between July 17th and 20th right here in South Kensington.

In return, you’ll get free lunch and plenty of coffee for all 3 days, lots of great networking opportunities and an invitation to our Summit closing party in the iconic Natural History Museum! Plus of course the chance to contribute to the largest student energy event in the world!

Interested? Fill out this handy Google form to express your interest. Any questions? Get in touch with Farin Lari on

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