These stories highlight some of our favourite examples of engagement here at Warwick
Our first virtual Science on the Hill event took place on Tuesday 10 November. Three researchers from Warwick Medical School discussed the science behind Covid-19 and the pandemic.
Catch up on 14 different events we ran during November 2020 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Covering topics as diverse as Women's Suffrage, Global Climate Change, the economic impact of Covid-19, genetic screening, twinned cities, and mental health, these videos show the breadth and impact of social science research.
Warwick hosted the British Science Festival in 2019. The four days of the festival featured over 50 of our own staff and students. Events included panels and lectures on campus, and a series of more informal and relaxed events and performances that took place in venues across the city.
Warwick Classics Network does a huge amount of engagement work in schools. They are passionate about bringing Classics teaching to every school in our region. They provide resources, networks and platforms that allow teachers to introduce more children to these fascinating ancient worlds. They also have a YouTube channel where interviews with some of the departments top engagers answer questions submitted by the public in their #AskAnAcademic series.
One of the annual events we run is Pint of Science. A chance for our researchers and members of the public to come together in a relaxed environment and discuss the latest developments in a wide range of science subjects.
Working with colleagues from Coventry University we take over pubs and venues across the Coventry and Warwickshire for three nights each May. We do this as part of the festival that has nearly 400 cities all over the world participating on the same evenings! Bringing our scientists from out of their labs and research centres makes for an exciting evening to learn, question and share knowledge.
A Warwick Medical School research project used public engagement to inform and encourage discussion and debate around the subject of young people’s care during transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services. The EU Funded MILESTONE project led in the UK by Professor Swaran Singh and Dr Helena Tuomainen worked with the Public Engagement Team on a thought provoking video, developed with the Young Project Advisors who shared their experiences through poetry. The video was presented at an end of project event in Westminster and used to inform the public, carers, parents, policy makers and MPs of the gaps in care and treatment. An Ideas Café session run by the team then allowed the researchers to start lively table conversations and gain insight into how their research findings could reach further audiences.
Faculty of Arts at Home was a series of 16 videos that were produced by the faculty during the first 2020 lockdown. The series showcases the diversity of research in relation to a series of overarching themes and involved colleagues from across the Faculty. Themes included: Staying in, Re-thinking the Creative industries post-Covid-19, Keeping well: health, wellbeing and the arts, and Environmental issues. Below is one of our favourites from the series.
Television and the domestic arts
Professor Rachel Moseley (Film and Television Studies/Centre for Television History) explores the role that television has played in informing, educating and entertaining us in relation to cooking, sewing, home decoration, etc. Rachel’s film also thinks about the ways that the lines between public and private space have been blurred during the COVID-19 crisis and how to make sense of this.