So, here’s the thing…experts needed

Date 29.10.2020

Do you have a specialist, expert area of knowledge you love to talk about?

Are you up for leading an online discussion with University of Northampton (UON) staff, and students and other members of the public about this?

Then the next series of chat and Q&A sessions from UON’s Library and Learning Services might be your chance to shine in the spotlight and help inform the UON community.

‘So, here’s the thing…’ is the name of the monthly presentations given by University staff, students or external guests on a subject they are passionate talking about.

The events are free to attend, open to all and have covered topics as diverse as Jack the Ripper, eating disorders and the sociology of hair. A list showing the previous range of discussions is given below.

They will be held online rather than in person, so all else that’s needed is access to a decent internet connection and confidence presenting online.

Jenny Townend, Learning Support Specialist, is coordinating the events and is looking for people to share their expertise: “We’ve had some truly excellent, fascinating and inspirational speakers who have covered a vast range of topics and many of us were regularly enlightened and entertained.

“COVID put a temporary halt on the events, but we’re very excited to re-start them again. If you or someone you know is interested in taking part, email, letting me know what you would like to talk about, your availability and that you are comfy leading an online presentation for about an hour.”

Antarctica – before the trip
Public info films
The EU
Freedom of speech
African elephants
Young carers
World’s toughest row
Eye Speak TV
Firearms trafficking
Ghost signs
Life after locked doors
Pursuit of finding my voice
A Tale of Two Prisons
The End of the World is Nigh: Countdown to 2030
Rastafari: a movement for positive social change
The Giallo Wallpaper – Italian horror
Negative media portrayal of Islam
Do you waste waste?
Meaning-making in women’s tattooed bodies
Benefits of sport of mental health
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