Take your science to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2022, deadline 21 September 2021
6 August 2021
Public Engagement - opportunity
The Summer Science Exhibition welcomes thousands of visits and is an excellent high profile opportunity to engage a variety of audiences through interactive displays and activities.
The Summer Science Exhibition 2022 call for proposals is now open. They are are looking for researchers to take part in the festival celebrating the cutting-edge of UK science.
“One of the most enjoyable and satisfying outreach opportunities that I have ever taken part in. The range of visitors is so wide that almost each encounter brings up something new.” Exhibitor, 2019
Taking place between 4 - 10 July 2022, the Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to engage a variety of audiences with your institution’s research, including members of the public, school groups, policy makers and potential funders and fellows of the Royal Society. Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors through our doors and reach many more through national coverage on TV or in the media.
It is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of UK research and gain valuable experience communicating with diverse audience groups. The Royal Society also helps applicants every step of the way, from guidance on submitting a proposal to preparing and coordinating an exhibit.
"I would highly recommend taking part in Summer Science, for the exposure it has given our research, and for the fantastic experience of connecting with visitors and getting direct feedback." Exhibitor, 2019.
Proposals should demonstrate cutting-edge science that is novel, robust and ground-breaking presented through engaging hands-on, interactive activities that appeal and are accessible to visitors of all ages and is relevant or of interest to as broad an audience as possible.
Previous exhibitors featuring Oxford research include 'in your element' and 'the breathing brain'. You can also read case studies from previous exhibitors to find out about their experiences first-hand.
The deadline for proposals is 21 September 2021.
What to read next
8 July 2021
The British Science Association are seeking activities to be included in online activity packs for British Science Week 2022. The theme is 'growth' and they welcome contributions for all areas of STEM.
15 July 2021
Hook Your Audience is a toolkit of performance techniques to emotionally engage child and family audiences in interactive, educational presentations. It's been made available for free until the end of October.
2 July 2021
New Scientists is running its popular science event in January 2022 as a hybrid of an in-person event in Manchester and online activities. They are looking for speakers and keen to hear from early career researchers.