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Science Oxford launch Hub for The Presenter Network

Thursday 10th May 2018

We’re excited to announce that Science Oxford is now running the Oxford hub of The Presenter Network (TPN) – a local, national and international network set up for presenters to share best and worst practice.  There are TPN hubs across the UK, united under the same Presenter Network Manifesto but operating on a local level. The Royal Observatory Greenwich hub coordinates the network as a whole.

The Presenter Network is for people who are actively involved in presenting in museums, science and discovery centres, visitor centres, educational institutes, other public spaces and in the media. This includes science communicators. The network was created so presenters can get together and share best practice as well as watch others in action to develop their presenting style.

Rowena Fletcher-Wood, who previously looked after our science communication network SO Talented, will manage the TPN Hub. Rowena said, “Science Oxford has always encouraged and supported people working in STEM to communicate with public audiences about their research or field of expertise. We run scratch nights and socials and host FameLab UK every spring, so looking after the Presenters Network for Oxford feels like the perfect fit.”

She added: “What’s great about the network is that participation is FREE. TPN operates purely on the good will of its members with all meet-ups, leaders, speakers and workshops facilitators offering their time, spaces and experience at no cost.  We hope that a wide range of local presenters from Oxford’s museums, galleries and research institutes will join us in this new venture.”

The Oxford hub will meet once every three months from September 2018. There is also an annual conference held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

More information and sign up here.

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