Walking With Scientists is returning for FUTURES 2019 on Saturday 28th September. In this blog post we want to explore what Walking With Scientists is and why you might be interested in taking part. If you'd like to take part in Walking With Scientists please get in touch with the Public Engagement Unit at email@example.com
Walking With Scientists is a guided walking tour of Bath which seeks to connect Bath's rich science history to current research. Researchers deliver 5 - 10 minute talks about their research at locations related to their area of study. For example in 2018 Patricia Schady talked about her research in astrophysics at the Herschel Museum and how the work of the Herschel's had paved the way for her research into gamma ray bursts released by stars.
To take part in Walking With Scientists all you need is a 5-10 minute presentation about your research which would be suitable for a non-specialist audience. You will join the walk as a presenter and you'll have a chance to chat to members of the public as you wander through Bath. You'll then get to hear from all the other researchers at their respective stops and deliver your own talk at your stop.
If you'd like to take part, but are having trouble thinking of a stop, get in touch with the Public Engagement Unit and we can help you think through where would be best for your research.
Walking With Scientists is a great way to improve your communication skills and demonstrate the value and historical context of your research. For guests who join the walk it's a fantastic opportunity to hear about current research, learn about Bath's history and have an informal chat with a range of different researchers.
Watch videos from last year's Walking With Scientists to see what it's all about:
This year Walking With Scientists is taking place on Saturday 28th September. The first walk will be from 13:30 - 15:00 and the second walk from 17:30 - 19:00
If you'd like to take part in Walking With Scientists please get in touch with the Public Engagement Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Cooper is a Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath