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Attention North East England Based sci commers!


The SciScreen series has been running for a good number of years in various locations across the country and it’s about to land in the
North East!

The first screening is being held on the 2nd July at the ARC in Stockton-on-Tees. Summary below.

 

“Have you ever wished that you worked for NASA? Of course you have! NASA are known to use “Armageddon” (1998) in their management training programme to see if their trainees can spot all 168 scientifically impossible events in the movie (averaging one a minute). Sound like fun? Now you can have a go too! “Armageddon” is being shown at the first SciScreen event and you will have the chance to click along as you spot the scientific inaccuracies! The event is being held in collaboration with the ARC and the North East England Branch of the British Science Association with guest speaker David Hughes from the Sunderland Astronomical Society, who will be giving a quick primer talk before the film is shown and will then do a Q and A afterwards where you can check your answers, and the discussion can be taken into the bar when we're thrown out.”

This is obviously awesome, but I need some help with some things:

•       I need some clicky buttons so that the audience can count all the inaccuracies they spot

•       Offer to speak at our next event (either in Stockton or Newcastle). Tyneside cinema have also expressed interest in hosting SciScreen events so I’m currently putting together a “wishlist” of movies and talk topics to see what they think – and I definitely need more! So send me your ideas for films to 
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•       Spread the word to get more speakers! Adverts for your C and P-ing pleasure are below.

•       Help promote the events! Blog, tweet, flyer, shout on a street corner.

•       Come along! It’s going to fun!

Thanks,

Hannah

Hannah Little
STEM Coordinator
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Newcastle College STEM Outreach
0191 200 4453 | http://stem-ncl.org



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Newcastle SciScreen: Guest Speakers Wanted!

The SciScreen series has been running for a good number of years in various locations across the country and it’s about to land in the
North East as the Tyneside Cinema have expressed interest.


SciScreen offers an opportunity for academics to present an aspect of their work and experience to a public audience in a relaxed environment. The premise of SciScreen is a short introductory presentation of about fifteen minutes on a particular topic inspired
by a film that is then shown. After the film, there is a Q and A session with the guest speaker on the topic presented and viewed. Discussions can then be taken into the bar.

Sound interesting? There is currently a call out for guest speakers with the view to getting this kicked off in Newcastle. If you are
interested or know someone who might be, then please contact Hannah Little at 
[log in to unmask] indicating the chosen topic and possible films so that she can make a wish list to send to the cinema and try to get this thing rolling. The talks would be on a voluntary
basis, but you will get free entry to the film and maybe Hannah will buy you a wee present by way of thanks.

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Teesside SciScreen: Guest Speakers Wanted

The SciScreen series has been running for a good number of years in various locations across the country and it’s about to land in the
North East in collaboration with the ARC and the North East England Branch of the British Science Association.

SciScreen offers an opportunity for academics to present an aspect of their work and experience to a public audience in a relaxed environment. Taking place at the ARC on Dovecot Street in Stockton-on-Tees, the premise of SciScreen is a short introductory presentation of about fifteen minutes on a particular topic inspired by a film that is then shown. After the film, there is a question and answer session with the guest speaker on the topic presented and viewed. Discussions can then be taken into the bar.

Sound interesting? There is currently a call out for guest speakers from the North East for the forthcoming programme starting in June. If you are interested or know someone who might be, then please contact Hannah Little at 
[log in to unmask] indicating the chosen topic and possible films.

The talk should be about 15-20 minutes and be accessible for the general public. The talk shouldn't be about the film, but about the science/issues portrayed in the film. Pose questions and a hook at the end to encourage people to stay for a drink and a discussion in the bar afterwards, and no spoilers!

A regular slot is aimed for on a Monday every month. The programme operates with a tight budget so the talks would be on a voluntary basis, but you will get free entry to the film and maybe Hannah will buy you a wee present by way of thanks.

The film selection shall be agreed jointly by the guest speaker and ARC.


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