On Friday 29th September, the University of Oxford will be holding its first European Researcher’s Night, Curiosity Carnival. This will be the University’s biggest Public Engagement with Research event to date, with researcher-led activities taking place in the University’s Gardens, Libraries, Museums Wytham Woods and a programme of street activities around; featuring researchers across all disciplines and funding sources. Further information about the event is attached.
This is a joint-University project being developed and delivered by the Research Services; the Academic Divisions, the Gardens, Libraries and Museums, PAD, Cont. Ed, Oxford Sparks, TORCH, Widening Access & Participation and many more internal and some external partners. We already have over 300 academics, researchers and DPhil students from over 60 departments, signed up to take part in the night itself or as part of the engagement campaign leading up to the event itself.
We are now looking for volunteers on to help out on the day. Volunteers will be our ‘Carnival Makers’ and will be a vital part of Curiosity Carnival. They will be based at key locations around the city to give information and advice, manage the flow of visitors, take photographs, live tweet, record podcasts, staff ticket booths and information stands, as well as handing out brochures and balloons.
Carnival Makers are vital to ensure the smooth and safe running of the night and will be key in creating a sense of carnival in the city centre.
The Curiosity Carnival is all about celebrating, debating and questioning the way that research affects all our lives. Volunteering to be a ‘Carnival Maker’ is a unique opportunity for you to get involved and ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely. You will present the friendly face of the University and be key in creating a sense of carnival.
For more information on the role, please click here.
Sign up to be a ‘Carnival Maker’ by completing the short online application form: bit.ly/carnival-maker.