Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.sheffield.ac.uk/arts-science
'The aim of these talks is to stimulate conversation, comparison and debate about the ways we choose to pursue knowledge in our different fields. Like Borges in "The Aleph", we want to suggest the infinity of our resources in just a paragraph of time. Innovation in research often comes from the "outside", from someone who approaches an over-familiar problem with a totally fresh perspective. So we approach these talks in the hope of stumbling across unexpected inter-illuminations, perhaps from the act of observing something new, or from the act of being so observed ... The talks are free and open to the general public'.
University of Sheffield
>>> Local Groups
'The majority of CiS activities occur in local groups spread throughout the UK.'
Lectures, and also Research Seminars, which members of the public might attend. Enquire about attendance.
CiS - Faraday Lectures
St Edmund's College, Cambridge
'Runs a series of public seminars, generally once every two weeks during term time, attracting up to a hundred people.'
University of Oxford
>>> Outreach and Public Activities >>> Millennium Lectures
'A series of popular science lectures held at the University of Bath. The lectures aim to inspire young scientists from local schools and the undergraduate community, as well as engage the general public and academics in interesting scientific topics ... The lectures run on Wednesday afternoons at 4.15 pm and are free to attend for staff, students, and members of the local community alike.'
University of Bath | Department of Chemistry
>>> MPs, Lords & Offices >>> Parliamentary Offices >>> Bicameral Offices >>> POST
Include within their programme of events occasional lectures which might be open to the public. Enquire about attendance.
>>> Events Calendar
'We usually have about two events every week going on inside the building. These might be lectures or panel debates held inside our famous Faraday Theatre, or smaller events like a cafe scientifique held in our cafe.' Some events free, some small charge, some restricted to Members.
The Christmas Lectures
'Our meeting programme is based on lectures given by expert and often distinguished speakers. The lectures cover a wide range of scientific and technical topics.'
'We organise a varied programme of public lectures and discussion fora which aim to enhance the knowledge and understanding of participants. These events are free to attend. We also organise conferences which facilitate wider input and discussion on specific topics. These conferences are more relevant to participants directly involved in the topic being considered and there is normally a cost to attend.'
'The Royal Society runs a variety of free events for public audiences and researchers, on a wide range of topics related to science, technology, engineering, medicine, mathematics, and the history of science.'
'Many of our events are broadcast live or video recorded.'
The Samuel Lindow Building, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Copeland, CA24 3JY, North Westwww.thesamuellindowfoundation.com
'The Foundation provides a range of deliberate, considered experiences and opportunities which are structured to facilitate learning, understanding, skills or capabilities. In each there is a connection between the experience provided and the process or subject. Recently, this programme has included public lectures and research seminars (in partnership with educational collaborators) ...'
University of Central Lancashire
Early evening lectures approximately monthly during term: 'Lectures are free but places are limited. You can register for more than one lecture.'
University of Liverpool
'Talking Science is a series of popular science lectures that take place around STFC sites across the country. They offer a chance to hear about and discuss some of the hottest areas of science with some of the leading experts. You don't need to be an expert or even a scientist to come, they're aimed at everyone.'
Talking Science Lecture Series
'The mission of The Science Network (TSN) is to build an online science and society agora, or public square, dedicated to the discussion of issues at the intersection of science and social policy ...
... By engaging a diverse community of concerned constituencies in conversation, on and offline through signature meetings, video programming, and in developing partnerships with public television stations, TSN is creating a scientific no-spin zone - a trusted destination free from the tyranny of the sound bite.'
Exploring and expanding the frontiers of science, medicine and spirituality 'Local Groups are autonomous groups of members and their guests, meeting together for lectures and discussions. They are not a formal part of the Network.'
>>> Our Work >>> Events >>> Annual Lecture
'The Sense About Science Annual Lecture is widely anticipated and attracts an audience - of policy makers, scientists, academics, clinicians, public figures, journalists, writers and representatives of organisations from many professions and sections of civic society - which reflects the broad-ranging work of our charity to help people to make sense of science and evidence.' Enquire about attendance.
'You can read the transcript and listen to the Guardian's podcast of the lecture.' Recording usually made available.
Voice of Young Science
'The Vega Science Trust has created a broadcast platform for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communities, so enabling them to communicate on all aspects of their fields of expertise using exciting Internet opportunities.'
'To date Vega has made more than 200 programmes, a third of which have been broadcast on the BBC2`s Learning Zone. These include the Royal Institution Discourse Lectures, Science Masterclasses, Reflections on Science series, Royal Society Public Lectures, archival interviews and discussions.'
'Free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science ...
... The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.'