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Wed 3 Jul 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Postdoc Academy


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Postdoc Academy Workshop: Improve your research skills with improv

Wed 3 Jul 2024


Research and improvised comedy (improv) have a lot in common: they are both explorations of the unknown that require intuition and creativity. So how can improv be used to train research skills?

In this 1-hour workshop, we will:

  • explore the unknown and its inherent uncertainty
  • create a supportive, safe and respectful environment
  • test your adaptability, boost your creativity and practice co-creation through a series of playful exercises.

At the end of the workshop, you will be better equipped to face the unknown, make space for your own creativity, be a better team player, and feel more confident in front of an audience.

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Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 3 Jul   10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room map Sam Lagier

In-person, participatory workshop

About the facilitator

The session will be delivered by Dr Samuel Lagier.

Samuel is a public speaking trainer and coach, and founder of SamSpeaksScience helping experts communicate their knowledge. Since 2015, he’s helped researchers around Europe to secure grants, get jobs and engage with society. Samuel coached, curated and hosted the TEDxLausanne conference for 7 years. He is a member of the Cambridge University Science Improv group, the science-entertainment collective The Catalyst and the improvised comedy troupe The Renegade Saints.


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