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The History of Science museum is looking for masters and DPhil students and postdocs to get involved with their 'science shorts' programme supporting their current Meat Your Future exhibition.

The History of Science Museum is looking for Early Career Researchers (masters and DPhil students and post-docs) in climate and environmental sciences to get involved with activities around their current Meat Your Future exhibition.

Across the world, 90 percent of people are meat-eaters – and global consumption is rising. New research has revealed the cost to us and the planet of keeping so much meat on the menu. Meat The Future, an exhibition and programme of events and activities hosted by the History of Science Museum, presents cutting edge research on the environmental and health impacts of eating meat, and offers visitors a variety of compelling future scenarios.

Science Shorts (public engagement opportunity for Early Career Researchers) 

What is a Science Short? Science shorts are 30-minute informal talks that take place in the museum and allow our visitors to get to know a research and their research area. These talks take place without the use of powerpoint, but props and audience participation always go down well. We have recently experimented with a digital version of the Science Short format, but we are now looking to return to in-house talks, under the T. rex, where visitors (and the speaker) can socially distance. Some flexibility in format may still be required though. 

Who are they suited to? PhD and postdoctoral researchers are well-suited to these talks. Visitors enjoy hearing about the everyday experiments and questions that you grapple with, and it gives early career researchers a chance to think about different and creative ways to present their research in a friendly setting. 

When do they happen? September 2021 – January 2022. Once a month, on a weekday lunchtime. Timing flexible. 

If you're interested in this or discussing other opportunities, please contact Natasha Smith (Exhibition Officer, History of Science Museum) as soon as you can (by 1 September).