Friday, 9th October 2015, 1pm-5pm
Kanaris Lecture Theatre at the Manchester Museum
Manchester Girl Geeks and ScienceGrrl, who both run workshops and events to engage people with science, are looking for early career researchers, and anyone working in/studying science, technology, engineering or related subjects to join our team of speakers.
We’re running a free half-day training event on Friday 9th October, with training from maths communicator Katie Steckles on speaking skills, confidence, and planning and running activities. There’ll also be free coffee and cake, provided by the University of Manchester’s PG training department.
Following on from the training you will have a chance to volunteer and speak our next event in October. As part of Manchester Science Festival we will be holding a Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me? Details of this can be found at: whathassciencedoneforme.eventbrite.co.uk.
Materials scientist and nanochemist Dr Suze Kundu is coming to run a hands-on materials science workshop, and the theme will be all things frozen! We’re calling it a Girl Geek Iced Tea Party, because we love puns. From supercooled substances to snowmen that never melt, it will definitely be very, very cool. More details will be confirmed shortly.
As always, we’ll have our usual tea, coffee and cakes, and if you feel inspired by the theme to bake something frosty-themed (snowflake shaped biscuits? fridge cake?) feel free to bring it along.
We’re back at MMU’s The Shed, which is on Chester Street (opposite Nando’s, just off Oxford Road where the BBC used to be). The venue is wheelchair accessible, and if you have any other access needs please get in touch.
One of the great things about Manchester Girl Geek show and tell sessions is you never know quite what you’ll get until the day. The diversity of topics covered means that you can always come along confident that you will learn something new, be entertained, and hopefully inspired by what you hear and see.
Emily Hopkins (@emilylovedhim) was the organiser of January’s event and pulled together a brilliant bunch of speakers and also talked about Joan Clarke* – a code-breaker and colleague of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park whose character was included in the 2014 film release The Imitation Game.
Monday 27th October 2014, 6pm-9pm
7th Floor, The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST
Manchester Girl Geeks and ScienceGrrl present an evening with some of the finest minds in science, technology, IT and engineering.
• Thinking of studying science/technology at university? They’ve been there and done that!
• Want to know what cutting edge research is all about? They can tell you!
Hear about the work they’ve been doing, what they’re doing next and what it’s like being a female working in science. There will be hands-on activities for you to try and you also get a tasty meal in Manchester’s thriving media/creative hub, MediaCity. There’ll also be a chance to find out about UTC MediaCity, a new college opening soon at MediaCity, and they’re supporting our event along with Manchester Science Festival and our lovely venue hosts The Landing.
Suitable for students at high school or above (under 16s with an adult) or as a school group. People who work or have an interest in science or technology are also very welcome!