As a member of the Science Communication Unit at Imperial Festival, I was asked to present a session titled ‘Five Treasures of Science Communication’ at Imperial Festival. During the session, five teams of students presented their project work, drawing from academic theory of the philosophy of science to make an artistic comment on science communication.
I introduced the session to a packed auditorium and spoke briefly on the meaning of both science communication and science itself. Following the session, we ran a treasure hunt – with the five pieces of project work being secreted around the campus. Families were invited to interact with the artwork, or contribute to evolving representations of the projects (e.g. a graffiti wall and a science communication globe), and if they completed all five activities were awarded a small prize.
The Festival was an amazing success – packed with families and adults enjoying a day out in the (mostly) sunny weather.