On Friday 27 September, European Researcher’s Night returns to Manchester Museum and promises an evening of research and researchers, music and drinks, and a lively and sociable atmosphere – and we want you to be involved!
Held between 5pm – 9pm this research extravaganza, will bring Manchester’s finest researchers together to showcase and discuss their work with each other and a general public audience.
Funded by the Natural History Museum, the European Researcher’s Night is a Europe-wide initiative, bringing together thousands of researchers to share their research with the public in a social setting.
We’re looking for researchers to join us to share their research with our curious audience. There is a broad theme of Research in the City:
Is your research connected to Manchester?
Are you doing your research in Manchester? Is your research about Manchester?
Is your research connected to cities?
Are you doing research about the urban environment, urban spaces, places or people? Does your work respond to the challenges or opportunities that arise from urban living or urbanism?
If not? Don’t worry, although we’re particular interested in these areas, we want researchers from any field to get involved; the only real criteria is that you can share it somehow with the public. So, if you have an interesting science project or research that isn’t related, please still get in touch!
So if you’ve got something interesting to share, why not get involved?
There are a 3 ways you can participate:
- Research Stations – Host an interactive table-top activity to get a conversation started. The aim of a research station is to get chatting with the public, so leave your poster boards behind and bring your best conversation starters and any eye-catching objects, equipment and demonstrations. .
- 5 minute talks – got something interesting to say in 5 minutes? Then step onto our soapbox to give us an entertaining 5 minute talk. Think whistle-stop tour / 5-minute thesis to share some insights into your work.
- Story telling – 15 minute stories based around your experiences as a researcher. These have great potential to captivate otherwise “research reluctant” audiences through compelling stories, especially if you’ve spent time in the field, at sea or in other unusual circumstances. . .
What do you get from it?
A fun night of conversations around your research. We will evaluate the event and include questions around the impact of research for you to use to evidence your public engagement activities. We are hoping to get a significant audience so you could reach lots of curious adults and students.
Fill out our European Researchers Night Manchester application form at by Friday 16 August 2019. The form isn’t too long: the idea is for you to give us a feel for what you might be interested in contributing.
Got a question?
Contact Anna Bunney, Engagement Manager for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org