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Wed 5 Oct, '22
GTA Tips,Tricks and Networking
Wolfson Research Exchange and online
Thu 6 Oct, '22
A Celebration of Ada Lovelace, The Alan Turing Institute
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA


Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematics and computer science pioneer, is celebrated globally as a role model for women in STEM. In March 2022, a statue of Ada Lovelace was installed in the City of Westminster.

To celebrate the legacy and impact of Ada Lovelace, the Kindness Studio has teamed up with The Alan Turing Institute and the University of Warwick to co-host a day of art and AI activities involving a community of artists and scientists to celebrate her legacy, on Thursday 6 October at Somerset House, London.

Please join us to make connections and create further reaching and foundational networks in our Research and Turing community. This will be a day of celebrating Ada Lovelace and to realise the broader applications and importance of Data Science and AI, including in history and art, and for reaching further into public engagement.

The day will involve presentations on Ada Lovelace’s legacy, AI, and art, along with exhibits from AI and artists with a prize competition. It is designed to encourage networking and collaboration between the AI, science and medicine and artist communities. The event comes at a time when, according to the UK education hub, women account for only 11.4% of STEM starts (2019/20).

The event is designed to...

    • Celebrate Ada Lovelace and discuss how the sculpture in Westminster will elevate woman progression in STEM

    • Provide a networking platform for fellows to exchange ideas

    • Promote creativity through art and breakthrough in science

    • Promote gender inclusivity within the STEM community.



    • 2 - 3 PM: Ada Lovelace Art & Science Workshop

    • 4 - 6 PM: Ada Lovelace Artist Q&A:

      • Mary & Etienne, Artists

      • Elisabeth Rounis, Neurologist

      • Diana Spiegelberg, Deputy Director of Somerset House Trust

    • 6 - 7 PM: Networking & Drinks

    Mon 10 Oct, '22
    UK-China Climate Finance and Sustainable Energy Transitions Workshop
    Warwick Business School

    UK-China Climate Finance and Sustainable Energy Transitions Workshop 2022

    Join the Energy GRP for their UK-China Climate Finance and Sustainable Energy Transitions Workshop. The event aims to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogues, collaborations and shared learning on topics at the intersection of financial and regulatory responses to sustainable energy transitions.

    10 October 2022, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


    9am - 1pm.


    Find out more:

    Wed 12 Oct, '22
    PGR Career Development Series: Picture My Research
    H1.49 Humanities

    With the new academic year starting in October, we are planning and organising a whole new PGR Career Development series for you. This year’s series will be organised by Dr Suzanne Aussems and Dr Chiara Gambi.


    The first in-person workshop will be on Wednesday the 12th of October from 4-5pm in room H1.49 and will be titled: “Picture my research”. During this workshop, we would like to ask PhD students and postdocs to explain their research in 3 minutes, in the format of an elevator pitch. The 3-minute pitch should be easy to understand for a non-specialist audience. You may use one static slide as a visual aid if you wish, but otherwise it’s just you telling us about what you do in your research! We have modelled this exercise after the 3-minute thesis competition which is held annually at the University of Warwick, more information can be seen here. The goal of the workshop is for PGRs to learn about the research of others and to learn how to present their research in a very short and accessible format. This can be incredibly useful when you are networking at a busy event, especially when you only have limited time to explain what you do and to make a memorable and positive impression. Being able to give a good elevator pitch can really make the difference in opening the door for further conversation and securing a postdoc or job.


    If you would like to participate in the “Picture my research” workshop, please register your interest on this form (by 7 October 2022 at the latest). If you would like to give a 3-minute presentation to picture your research, then please indicate this on the registration form. If you just want to listen to the presentations of others, that is fine, but of course we encourage everyone to present their research in 3 minutes.


    We also plan to organise a social event afterwards in the Varsity pub (from 5pm). If you cannot make it to the workshop and you just want to come to the pub to socialise with other PGRs, then please still register your interest on the form so that we can make sure we book a large enough space.


    We look forward to seeing many of you at this first event in the PGR Career Development series.

    Wed 12 Oct, '22
    PGR Social
    Wed 19 Oct, '22
    Internal Seminar: "Reverse Bayesianism: Revising Beliefs in Light of Unforeseen Events", Christoph Becker (Visiting Researcher WBS)
    H0.44 Humanities

    Hosted by Mikhail Spektor

    Speaker: Christoph Becker

    Title: Reverse Bayesianism: Revising Beliefs in Light of Unforeseen Events Abstract: Bayesian updating is the dominant theory of learning. However, the theory is silent about how individuals react to events that were previously unforeseeable or unforeseen. We test if subjects update their beliefs according to reverse Bayesianism, under which the relative likelihoods of prior beliefs remain unchanged after an unforeseen event materializes. Across two experiments we find that participants do not systematically deviate from reverse Bayesianism. However, we do find well-known violations of Bayesian updating. Furthermore, decision makers vary in their ex-ante unawareness depending on the context.

    Wed 19 Oct, '22
    BPS event: Supporting PGRs Who Teach

    Poster for 19 Oct PGRs who teach event

    Cardiff University’s Psychology department are holding an event for Psychology PGRs who are engaged or interested in teaching in Higher Education. The event is taking place on Zoom on 19th October from 1-4pm, with speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, to share their experiences and expertise around teaching. The event is free to attend for postgraduates studying at a UK Higher Education institution, and the link to register is here. This event is kindly supported by the BPS Division for Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DART-P) and the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG).

    Wed 16 Nov, '22
    Internal Seminar: "Grant Application Storming"
    H0.44 Humanities

    Hosted by Adam Sanborn (Mikhail Spektor)

    Wed 30 Nov, '22
    Internal Seminar: Neel Ocean (faculty WMG)
    H0.44 Humanities

    Hosted by Mikhail Spektor

    Thu 12 Jan, '23
    Guest Speaker: "Title tba" Professor Michelle Yik, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    H0.44 Humanities

    Speaker: Professor Michelle Yik

    Title: tba

    Host: Professor Anu Realo


    M Yik speaker

    See archive of Previous speakers here

    Wed 5 Jul, '23 - Fri 7 Jul, '23
    European Congress of Psychology

    Runs from Wednesday, July 05 to Friday, July 07.

    Statement of Interest

    Scientific member role spec

    The BPS is hosting the ECP 2023 on behalf of the European Federation of Psychology Associations in Brighton on 5-7 July 2023.

    The theme for the event is Psychology Uniting Communities for a Sustainable World.

    We are looking for a group of practitioners and researchers united by their energy and passion for psychology. We appeal to people from across all domains of psychology to come together in ensuring a dynamic, innovative and far-reaching scientific programme that reflects a blend of knowledge and experience representing the best of psychology. The theme of uniting communities requires psychology to build strong collaborations across borders between academics and practitioners alike. ·

    The role of the Committee includes:

    • The responsibility for managing the scientific programme, including call for submissions, and decision making on selection of submitted abstracts and presenters.
    • Ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects relating to the scientific programme, including consideration of technology, accessibility for submissions, presentations and participation.
    • Encouraging wide participation from psychologists from different domains and regions Ensuring that the type and form of the congress programme promotes sustainability. For example, the call for submissions for an e-poster system which will replace hard copy and, that participation in the conference is possible virtually to its greatest extent. Applications are welcomed from across the membership – including academics, teachers, researchers and practitioners.

    Applications are welcomed from across the membership - including academics, teachers, researchers and practitioners. We are also seeking undergraduate, postgraduate and early career members to ensure representation at all stages of the career pathway. The Society welcomes encourages applications from the following groups of people who are under-represented within our committees. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. People with disabilities and, people who identify as LGBTQ+. We welcome all people who have the potential to help humanity in solving the problems that our world faces today. A statement of interest form and member role spec are no later than Friday 15th October.


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