Reminder: submit your ‘Wonder’ activity by 30 November

November 14th, 2016

To submit your ‘Wonder’ activity ideas, please fill in the quick online form.

‘Wonder’ will take place on Saturday 17 June 2017 and will be the University’s biggest outreach event of the year. Some ‘wonder’ful ideas of activities to encourage discovery, play and learning have already been submitted by students and staff:

  • ‘Training Safe’ Fun Run and ‘extended experience’ – short distance fun run for all ages to understand how people engage with their health and fitness data generated by wearables (e.g. Fitbit) and online services (e.g. MapMyFitness). Horizon Digital Economy Research
  • Role-playing and Wargames – demonstration/performance and also various drop-in activities to get all ages involved in social activities e.g. board games, card games, war games and role playing. Role-playing and Wargames Society
  • Interactive Research Demonstration and Activities – demonstration of the science behind our research: How we make medicines and how they work. Activities to enable members of the public of all ages to see how drugs are targeted to treat e.g. cancers and inflammatory diseases. Pharmacy, Division of Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation
  • Mini Sculpture Park – in anticipation of the dynamic Djanogly Gallery summer exhibition Kaleidoscope: Sequence and Colour in 1960s British Art, members of the public will be invited to make a Mini Sculpture Park in a day. An artist will be employed to inspire and help build sculptures in Highfields Park, close to the gallery, using recycled materials and found natural objects. Nottingham Lakeside Arts
  • ‘Wonders of Flight’ Lecture and Rolls-Royce supported Engine Building Activity – a short ‘Did you know that…’ lecture on the wonders of flight, with key figures and anecdotes to engage the public from a young age onwards. Rolls-Royce’s STEM team will provide a child-friendly engine building activity in parallel to complement the lecture. Institute of Aerospace Technology

NEW! One of our showcase events is likely to be a ‘Speaker’s Corner’ and/or a series of TED style talks. If you have any suggestions for short, engaging, interactive public lectures, discussions or debates, we’d love to hear from you.

Send in your ideas now! The deadline is Wednesday 30 November.

For any general enquiries please contact the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Directors of Professional Services have been fully briefed about this event so if your query is specific to your department, you can also check directly with them.

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