Activity: Engagement and Public events › Engagement event
Potteries Science festival
I was invited to give two talks as part of the Potteries Science Festival in Stoke on Trent. This event had two parts; during the day the event was aimed at schools from the region and the evening event was for the general public. The first talk I gave was to ~200 secondary school pupils that were invited from parts of the region that typically underperform in science and maths. The aim of this part of the event was to enthuse these students about studying science and was an outreach opportunity for me to teach them about the issue of antibiotic resistance. The session was very interactive and led to lots of questions and debate from interested students and teachers. The evening event was open to the general public (~200 people) and I was invited to give a short talk on the problems of resistance to antibiotics. This talk led to great discussions and social media interactions about the scientific and social aspects of this issue and about studying science more generally.