Modelling transport and characterization techniques of cementitious materials

Information regarding the content and location of 6 network-wide TRANSCEND training courses


This training course started on 30 January 2012 and ended on 03 February 2012


Jim Al Khalili, univ. Surrey

Jim Al-Khalili is an Iraqi-born British theoretical physicist, author, television and radio presenter and science communicator. He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. He has hosted several BBC productions about science and is a frequent commentator about science in other British media venues. Jim Al Khalili official website

Further Information

Outreach: The Do's and Don'ts of Talking to the Media

This lecture will present an overview of the requirement for Outreach to the General Public, of the ways that this can be accomplished and of the some of the common pitfalls. In particular, emphasis will be placed on successful working with the media for mutual benefit. The talk will include a series of personal anecdotes to illustrate the story and instruction on how best to write a press release. 

Preparing a successful poster / talk / web-page / press-release

The format for this session will be a series of short Master-Classes based on the prior work of TRANSCEND students. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, the lecturer will provide a careful critique of student academic posters from the viewpoint of the layman and talk through with the students how best these can be adapted into a very different format for a very different audience.

Questions and Answers

To conclude, the speaker will answer audience questions on the materials previously covered.