Science Oxford manages the Oxford hub of The Presenter Network – a local, national and international network set up for presenters to share best and worst practices. There are 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.
Join us at our next event: Presenting 101
Date: 30 November 2023
Time: 3 – 5pm
Venue: Science Oxford Centre, Quarry Road, Headington, OX3 8SB
Suitable for 18+
Free, booking essential.
About the workshop
Presenting 101 is an interactive workshop designed to help you flex your presenting muscles. Whether you have been presenting to the public for a long time or have just started, this workshop will help you hone the skills you need to be able to perfect your style and adapt to different situations. Presenting 101 also gives you the opportunity to network with other presenters in your local area, so you can share your best and worst practice. There will also be an opportunity to explore the Science Oxford Centre and get hands-on with our Exploration Zone activities!
The session will consist of a one hour facilitated workshop followed by a one-hour facilitated group discussion and hands-on time in our Exploration Zone.
We do not have public parking on site; we do have a small number of accessible parking bays, and if you require one, please contact us in advance to ensure one is reserved.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to members of The Presenter Network only.
If you are not a member, but are actively involved in presenting in museums, science and discovery centres, visitor centres, educational institutes, other public spaces and in the media, you can join for FREE. Read on below for more information.
About The Presenter Network
Who is it for?
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 that presenters can get together and share best practice as well as watch others in action to develop their presenting style. The Oxford Hub is managed by Daniel Scholes of Science Oxford and he coordinates the local meet-ups.
How much does it cost?
Taking part in network events is FREE and the network is not specifically funded. This group operates purely on the good will of our members with all meet-ups, leaders, speakers and workshops facilitators offering their time and experience for free. We are incredibly grateful to all the members for their enthusiasm, generosity and help to keep this network alive.
Why do you focus on presenting?
Quite simply because there is a demand for it. There are many other fantastic networks out there with a much wider remit than just presenting. We don’t compete with them, but rather complement them, by dedicating our focus to addressing a very specific aspect of public communication.
How often do they run?
We plan our sessions to suit our local network. Hubs usually meet once every three months and always start between 3pm and 5pm. There is also an annual conference held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
What is the structure of a session?
The order of the sessions is always the same: one hour taking part in a facilitated workshop followed by a one-hour facilitated group discussion. Every topic idea for a session comes from the network. This could be that someone has presented something new and learned things they want to share, or they could be having difficulty with something and looking for advice.