Public Engagement Activities

Centre members take part in a wide range of public engagement activities to promote their research.

Recent activities include:

  • Dr David Green and Dr Ben Barratt from the King's Environmental Research Group took part in Pint of Science 2016 on 24 May 2016 with a talk called "From Black Cabs to Black Bogeys - Measuring London's Air Quality". Ben and David gave the audience a run-down on the current state of London's air quality, nicely illustrated with some hands-on audience participation experiments using a combination of face masks, Brut deodorant, magnet toys and hand-collected tube dust!

  • Dr Toby Athersuch, from Imperial's Department of Surgery and Cancer, took part in "Thinking with your Hands" in April 2016, a collaboration between the Art Workers' Guild adn Imperial College, which included demonstrations and discussion exploring the parallels between surgery, engineering, science  and crafts. A video of the event can be viewed here.

  • Dr Stephanie Wright, Centre Early Career Research Fellow at King's, took part in the Brighton Science Festival in February 2016, organising workshops, a film screening and a beach clean, and highlighting her current research on microplastics.