Back in April, I was asked by the ever-awesome Dr Phil Jemmet of Hopefully Nothing Goes Boom! to help out at a public engagement shows at a Whitley Library. At the time we were both working for the same National Collaborative Outreach Programme partnership, which is normally highly targeted, so this was a chance to go for some wider, community-focussed fun stuff. He was going to put on some of his science communications presentations (which did look a lot of fun) and gave me a brief that went something along the lines of "there will be an unknown number of people of various ages, do something fun and archaeologyish with them" (definitely not verbatim). So, a free reign!
I'd helped Phil out at some sessions in one of his Widening Participation schools with an adapted version of my Caerleon Roman fortress workshop, but that wouldn't have been right here, and plus I wanted to try out some fun new stuff. I quickly settled on bringing together some things I'd done bef…
Just for fun. Here's a sort-of infographic of the vital statistics for my final doctoral thesis on genocide and Rome. Although, yes I know proper infographics don't usually use emoji. If any of the below doesn't render for you or looks weird, you must have bad emoji sorry.
Next month I'm presenting the first of this academic year's Exploring the Past free lecture series hosted by Cardiff University's Continuing and Professional Education in conjunction with the Historical Association. I'm very excited by the opportunity; they get a great mix of people in the audience: professionals, well-informed amateurs, and those who have never learnt about a subject but are always engaged.
I've pasted some details are pasted below, but the full listing can be seen on the CPE's portal.