Author Archives: Simon Harper

Conference Report from the EU Cities and Science Communication Conference – science policy recommendations and how they can be achieved

Here is the conference report from the EU CASC conference which took place at ThinkTank in Birmingham, UK, on 26-28 January 2011. The partners and delegates agreed on three policy recommendations which will increase public interest and engagement with science … Continue reading

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Changing behaviours – creating a better quality of life for the future

The group of delegates who were involved in the Changing Behaviours work package includes Tim Caulton from Thinktannk, Anett Ruszanov (ERRIN), Dana Bekker Vejborna (South Moravian Centre for International Mobility), Pauline Lachappelle (Universite de Lyon) and Vladislava Pospisilova (Academy of … Continue reading

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Hopes and expectations ahead of the CASC conference

When the delegates arrived at the conference they were asked to write their hopes and expectations for the event on pieces of paper, which were then displayed on boards outside the conference suite. Below are some of the things which … Continue reading

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Marcos Perez from Casa de las Ciencias on science communication and lessons learned from the CASC project

We’ve been finding out the thoughts and opinions of some of the Cities and Science Communication delegates ahead of this week’s final conference. Here, we find out from Marcos Perez of Casa de las Ciencias what his views are on … Continue reading

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Physics Factory in Birmingham

One of the visits which forms part of this week’s CASC conference is to the Physics Factory in Five Ways, Birmingham (UK). Physics Factory is “a grassroots movement that aims to take action on the decline of physics in British … Continue reading

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