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2003 - 2004 Colloquia
Week 5, Wedn. 11 Feb., 2004, Room P/L005 at 14:15
'Physics Drama, Physics Karaoke - Why Not? New Approaches for Presenting and Promoting Physics'
Dr Dominic Dickson, Science Communication Unit, Department of Physics University of Liverpool
As part of the much-needed drive to improve the image of Physics among school students and the general public, we need innovative techniques for both presentation and promotion that highlight the exciting ideas that lay at the heart of the subject.
An ongoing programme of development, delivery and evaluation of new approaches, involving drama, performance, song and dance, has been underway in Liverpool for a number of years. These have been used successfully with a range of different groups including school students, undergraduates and the general public.
Dominic Dickson is in receipt of grants from both EPSRC and PPARC for projects in this area and there is growing expectation and support for researchers to engage in outreach activity and external promotion of their work.