Science Communication Unit conferences and seminars.

Forthcoming event

The Bio-Diverse Project - Celebrating positive representation and inclusivity in biology and conservation

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021
Time: 14:00-15:00 
Venue: Online, hosted via Blackboard Collaborate (see link below)

Founded in June 2020, The Bio-Diverse Project is an inclusive, welcoming platform for underrepresented and minority groups in biology and conservation. The Project aims to fill the gap in representation and contribute to this necessary change. Its annual event, the Bio-Diverse Festival (Twitter @BioDiverseFest), is an online science conference celebrating and centering the work of minority and underrepresented scientists in biology and conservation. The first festival, held in October 2020, attracted 1,000 people and almost 50 speakers from 15 countries. 

This year, the founder members of the Bio-Diverse Festival will talk about how they created their online international event for under-represented groups in Biology. All staff and students are welcome.

Join the online talk 

Past events


Seminar Series

The Science Communication Unit runs an exciting seminar series throughout the year linked to the MSc Science Communication postgraduate programmes. Previous seminar speakers have included:

  • Justine Alford – IFL Science News Editor
  • Doug Allan – award-winning wildlife photographer and cameraman
  • Bridget Appleby - Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
  • Patrick Aryee – award-winning wildlife TV presenter
  • Justin Dillon - Professor of Science and Environmental Education, Exeter University
  • Simon Garrett and Natasha Filer – Bristol Zoo
  • Andrea Geipel - PhD student at Post/Doc Lab Digital Media at the MCTS, Technical University of Munich
  • Tom Heap – BBC Countryfile presenter
  • Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Sophie Pavelle - Adventurous zoologist, science communicator and former MSc Science Communication Student, at UWE Bristol
  • Cristina Rigutto - Communications consultant and social media editor at Public Understanding of Science Journal
  • Ben Southwell – Series Producer, BBC History of Science Fiction
  • Iain Stewart – Professor of Geoscience Communication at University of Plymouth and well-known science television presenter
  • Brendan Walker – The Thrill Engineer