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29.10.2020

Saturday Science Club, Local Air Pollution Survey, Voice-Org and Community Editor Wanted!

Saturday Science Club

We’re excited to launch another round of family science events at our free Saturday Science Club this autumn. Join us at The Invention Rooms next month for family-friendly workshops in these fun hands-on sessions with Imperial researchers made specially for our local families.

Make Your Own 3D glasses

Saturday 7 November 10.00, 12.30 and 15.00

Learn more about the amazing processes that allow us to see in 3D with researcher Sadra. Make your own 3D glasses to draw in 3D and watch a short 3D film session all about sight and our brain!

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Healthy Air Workshop

Saturday 21 November 10.00, 12.30 and 15.00

Explore the world of air quality in this creative activity all about air pollution with environmental science researcher Diana. Discover and learn about the importance of clean air and make artwork that celebrates healthy air to share with your friends and family.

Who: Ages 5-11 living in North Ken or North of H&F

When: Saturday 7 and 21 November

Where: The Invention Rooms, 68 Wood Lane, W12 7RH (or online if there are further changes to government guidance regarding COVID-19)

Book: 3D Glasses workshop here and Healthy Air workshop here

Please note that places are limited due to social distancing.

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Tell Us Your Thoughts on Air Pollution Around White City

Following on from last month’s advert recruiting residents to work with us to co-create a virtual air pollution event, the group would like to hear from residents living in White City and North Ken who are concerned, or interested in learning more about air pollution in the local area. To help kick start and frame our conversations moving forward on this topic, please take this short online survey to tell us a bit about what you know and want to know more about when it comes to air pollution.

 

Residents who complete the survey can enter into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher and also find out how to join free events to find out more about local air pollution, including the impact on our health and how to reduce it.

To find out more about this project visit our community webpage here.

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Help Us Grow Our VOICE Community  

VOICE is an online platform which brings together members of the public, patients and carers who want to influence and inform UK health research and innovation. Please find attached a flyer to learn more about the platform.

Imperial joined VOICE in January 2019, with the ambition to improve the way we involve patients and members of the public in our research. The public are at the heart of what we do, so ensuring your involvement, engagement and participation in research is a key priority for us. Through VOICE, we hope to capture the wealth of experience and valuable perspectives that our local communities can offer on the way our research is designed and delivered.

If you would like to hear about our latest opportunities and help to influence and inform our research, sign up today at voice-global.org

If you have any questions about VOICE, please contact Phil on p.pristera@imperial.ac.uk.

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Origami Outbreak Online Event  

Celebrate World Origami Day and learn about infectious diseases by creating your own immune cells out of scrap paper with our very own infectious disease experts.

This is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival’s new year-round online event series, led by Imperial with events and activities for all ages on science and the arts. See more events from Imperial and other cultural partners including the Natural History Museum, Royal Parks and Royal College of Music on the Festival website

Who: Ages 7+

When: Wednesday 11 November, 12.00

Where: Online

BookRegister here

 

 

Would You Like To Be Our New Community Newsletter Editor?

We are looking for a freelance editor for Imperial and White City, our quarterly community newsletter (the latest edition can be viewed here Imperial and White City). The newsletter goes out to 20,000 local homes and community centres and is an important way in which we share information and stories about our community programmes and activities, as well as wider community and campus news. The role of the editor is to ensure each issue is fresh, engaging and aligned to the objectives of our community engagement programme and relevant to our local communities. As editor, you will coordinate all aspects of writing and content development and liaise with our design team on production.  If you – or someone you know – lives in the local area, has an editorial background and would be interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please get in touch with Tom on t.pearson@imperial.ac.uk.

 

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