Monday 21st October
Prof Iain Stewart
50 shades of grey
Geologists are increasingly being encouraged to present their work to the wider public, and even to advocate more directly its policy dimensions. Yet how can we do that when, for most people, geology is about ‘stones’ and stones are ‘boring’?
This talk will explore how geoscientists can access the public and policy-makers in a myriad of ways, ditching ‘geo-facts’ for ‘geo-culture’ and switching from traditional communication methods to new alternative media.
6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Thinktank Theatre, Level 2
Millennium Point, Curzon St
Iain is Professor of Geosciences Communication at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Environment), Plymouth University.In addition to his academic publications, Iain has also regularly appeared on national television and radio, e.g. Volcano Live, BBC2, July 2012. You can read more about Iain on Plymouth University website or on Wikipedia. Keep up to date with Iain via his personal blog or follow him on his twitter account @Profiainstewart.