Course Details and Schedule

Lecture presentations can be a good way of disseminating current research to large public audiences. However, developing and delivering an hour-long talk is time consuming and not always the most effective way to communicate ideas. Can we engage with large non-specialised audiences in a more focused and exciting way? Flash Talks are short 10-15 minute long presentations in front of a live audience that can be filmed and posted online (e.g. Oxford Podcasts, iTunesU). Sian Owen, from the Department of Physics Access Officer will talk about how Physics have adopted Flash Talks.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Podcasting
  • Digital media
  • Science communication
Course information
Intended audience Those interested in using digital media to communicate academic work, especially to schools
Prior knowledge None
Format Presentation only
Further information The Department of Physics has adopted the Flash Talk format at their yearly Stargazing Oxford event for over 1,200 members of the public and recently ran a dedicated Flash Talk Physics competition for DPhil students. The talks at the events have been very popular and videos in the Stargazing series have received over 30,000 downloads. Come along to the session to find out more and pick-up information and resources for running your own event.
Where next? See the Engage site.

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.