Engagement@Manchester is a series of lunchtime meetings exploring different aspects of public engagement. All University staff and students are welcome to attend these free events. No registration required – just pop along.
The next meeting will focus on Citizen Science and Participatory Projects and take place on Wednesday 20 November, 1pm -2pm, Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum.
This month’s event will explore what citizen science is, using examples to illustrate this, and highlight different types of citizen science and and how it differs from traditional research.
- Erinma Ochu – Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow with a passion for citizen science. Recent projects include Hooked (musical hooks), Everyday Growing Cultures (growing food) and Turing’s Sunflowers (number patterns in plants).
- Rick Hall – Director of Programmes for Ignite! which runs Lab13 where citizen science is run and led by young people.
- Hannah Cobb – Lecturer in Archaeology, will present the work of the Whitworth Park Community Archaeology and History Project to demonstrate the potential of archaeology for public participation, and how such a project provides a medium for the negotiation of memory and identity, and plays a role in the regeneration of a wonderful public space.
After the talks it would be great to have a discussion to explore the benefits, challenges and opportunities for innovating research whilst contributing to social and environmental change. What tensions or barriers might there be and drawing from audience knowledge, how can they be overcome?
If you have any questions about the event, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Engagement@Manchester visit: www.engagement.manchester.ac.uk