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This BIG Skills Day will take place in Science Oxford and is for anyone who develops and delivers informal science learning experiences, especially for young people.

During this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about the evidence-based ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’ (TDTS) approach and what it looks like at the point of delivery – be that hands-on exhibits, workshops, shows or outdoor learning. You will learn how TDTS overlaps with good science capital practice and how you can embed the approach to your own work – making small changes for big impact that will help to nurture the science capital of young people over time. You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your ideas with like-minded colleagues as well as to play, explore and discover at the Science Oxford Centre – including the 15 acres of woodland and new outdoor Water Lab exhibit!

Thursday, 9th September, 2021
11:00am - 4:00pm
£25 for BIG Members; £60 for non-Members
(coffee and registration from 10:30am, lunch and access to Science Oxford included)


The session is led by Bridget Holligan, Director of Education and Engagement for Science Oxford, with contributions from her long-time collaborator, Mike Dennis, and from members of Bridget’s team at Science Oxford. Bridget has worked in the ISL sector for nearly 30 years and in 2020 was the recipient of the Beetlestone Award for her vision and leadership in ISL.


Full details and registration