Wonder 2019 — express your interest in delivering an activity

Get involved in Wonder 2019 — a stimulating day of discovery, play and learning, showcasing the best of what we do at the University.

The event is aimed at families across Nottinghamshire, giving them the opportunity to come to University Park and explore the huge range of research and teaching activity taking place at the University of Nottingham.

We last held Wonder in summer 2017 and it was a great success, thanks to volunteers from schools and departments across the institution. This year’s event, jointly led by the Institute for Policy and Engagement and Nottingham Lakeside Arts, will be themed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of the Elements — part of broader celebrations taking place throughout 2019.

We’re looking for activity proposals which link subjects to the elements — whatever the field of study and interest.

How should I develop my proposal?

There are many ways to link your field to the periodic table, for instance:

  • Gold (Au) might inspire activities connected to understanding the economy
  • Sulphur (S) could examine visions of hell and damnation in literature
  • Cobalt (Co) could look at a specific shade of blue and its relevance in ceramics and painting

You might wish to run a similar event to 2017, but develop a creative link to the periodic table. Or you might like to create something new or even cross disciplinary. An activity that showcases your work and research in an innovative way is encouraged, and the link can be as creative or as tenuous as you wish. We can even help match your activity to an element. The Periodic Table of Videos featuring our own inimitable Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE might provide some inspiration.

When and where will Wonder take place?

Wonder will take place on Saturday 15 June 2019.

The event will be using a more focused area closest to the south entrance of University Park, mainly based around Physics, Chemistry, ESLC, George Green Library, Pharmacy and Lakeside buildings. The event is likely to run from 11am to 4.30pm.

How do I sign up?

Fill in our expression of interest form online. Please complete one form per activity. If any questions below aren’t applicable please just enter N/A.

The deadline for entry is Friday 15 February.

We look forward to working on Wonder with you in 2019. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact wonderteam@nottingham.ac.uk

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