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What can we do to be better equality, diversity and inclusion allies?

  • 17 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hemma, 73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU
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17 July, 2019

A free event in partnership with the British Science Association

The science engagement sector is increasingly talking about diversity, and the need to make our activities available and inclusive to as wider group of people as possible. Many of us working in science engagement are freelance, part of small organisations, or cater to a specific established audience – but there’s a role for us all to play as allies.

This event will explore how we can make better use of the facilities and resources we control to support equality, diversity and inclusion. The aim is to identify the actions we can all commit to doing to make a difference, and support diverse practitioners, organisations, and organisers even when they aren’t directly involved in our work.  

Join us for a panel discussion and networking session to share practical actions that engagement managers, venues, event organisers, and presenters can use.

Full list of panel members to be announced soon.

Date and Time

Wednesday, 17 July

Arrive for 9:45am. The event begins at 10am promptly and ends at 12 noon. 

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Venue: Hemma Kafe, 73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

Hemma is a few minutes’ walk from Dynamic Earth, where the BIG Event will be taking place from 13:00 on Wednesday, 17 July to Friday, 19 July


This event is FREE to attend and is open to everyone. 

BIG and the BSA are committed to ensuring that the event is accessible to everyone. If you need to confirm access needs before booking a place, please email. 

We will set up a hashtag to enable remote participation and we’ll publish a summary of the event on the BSA blog. 

If you would like to contribute ideas in advance, email Clio Heslop at the BSA:

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