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March 2017

Thu 9
CSaP Professional Development Policy Workshops - Environmental Sciences new [Full] 09:30 - 17:30 Wolfson College, Lee Hall

CSaP’s (Centre for Science and Policy) Professional Development Policy Workshops bring together early-career researchers and civil servants. The workshop will offer researchers an insight into how evidence and expertise is sought and used by government.

It will consist of a series of panel discussions and worked examples covering relevant topics such as earthquakes, volcanic hazards, climate, ecology, conservation and biodiversity. Speakers from academia, industry and government will discuss their own experiences of gathering and presenting expert advice and evidence for policy – how the process works, the types of policy issues that require evidence, and examples of what has and hasn’t worked well.

The final session will introduce a live policy issue. Assuming the role of policy advisers and working in teams, attendees will use what they have learned throughout the day, as well as draw on their own knowledge and skills, to come up with recommendations on a particular policy issue for their ‘minister’. List of speakers:

• Professor Charles Kennel (Director Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego)

• Professor Bill Sutherland (Miriam Rothschild Professor in Conservation Biology, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge)

• Professor Graeme Reid (Professor of Science and Research Policy, University College London)

• Dr Emma Hennessey (Head of Science and Innovation Team, and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

• Jane Rumble (Head of Polar Regions Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

• Dr Emily So (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge)

Fri 10
Shooting Your Research Video [Places] 09:15 - 16:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan and shoot high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

Mon 13
Editing Your Research Video new [Places] 09:15 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Shot your film? Got lots of video clips, photographs & audio you want to bring together to make one video? Then you need the skills to edit.

Editing software is now much more readily available and the only thing stopping you is attaining the skills. Come along to learn how to edit using your own computer. From the basics of cutting, to adding soundtracks & audio mixing. No matter what your level of experience, teaching & advice will be provided by a pro filmmaker Ryd Cook.

Attendance to “Shooting Your Research Video” is not compulsory, but strongly recommended.