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Teacher University Research Network Spring Meeting

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The Teacher University Research Network (TURN Network) brings Lancaster University researchers together with school students and teachers to inspire the next generation of researchers. TURN aims to host several meetings and school Inset Days across the academic calendar to develop links and relationships with staff in schools, providing them with the opportunity to engage with academics and other professional services staff as part of their continuous professional development.

We are very excited to be working in collaboration with The Dukes and Institute of Physics on the upcoming TURN meeting which will take place at Lancaster University on Thursday 8th February 2018 from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

This Spring TURN meeting will provide teachers with the opportunity to meet in small groups with Lancaster University academics to discuss recent changes in the curricula, before a performance of Hourglass by The Dukes Over 50’s Primetime group and Junior Young Actors group, followed by a panel discussion on science and art facilitated by the Institute of Physics.

3:30pm Arrival and refreshments

3:45pm Welcome and introduction to Teacher University Research Network

4:00pm Roundtable discussions about curriculum changes

How can our research can support you through these changes Subjects discussed will include; English, Drama and Physics/Science

5:00pm Pre-performance refreshments and nibbles

5:30pm Performance of Hourglass

The Over 50’s Primetime group and the Junior Young Actors aged 14+ from the Dukes Theatre have collaboratively participated in a 12 week project, using theatre as a vehicle to explore the perception of time and its impact upon our lives.

One half of the group are in the midst of exam stress. Exams that appear to them the most important thing in the world, and the key to a future stretching out in front of them. A future they are keen to race towards. The other half of the group is pulling from the other end of our time line. A reflective group who revel in recounting stories from their past as if they are revisiting their favourite exhibits in a museum. Throughout the project a Writer and Director has worked alongside the Institute of Physics with the group to creatively explore the concept of reaching forwards and backwards along this time line, either searching for the secrets of their future selves or offering lessons from the past. The piece uses the theories of gravity and its impact on time as a metaphor for the ‘heavy’ topics in our lives and the pull it has on our own ‘emotional gravity’.

6:15pm Panel discussion

Following the performance, join the participating organisations in a discussion of how not only can science inspire creative ideas and content, but how the tools and techniques developed throughout the workshops can be used to raise science capital and aspirations with new audiences across multiple generations.

6:30pm Close

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