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Mike edmunds

  1. 1. Universities and the Public – Inspiration for a Better World
  2. 2. “ Ivory Tower”; “Extra-Mural”
  3. 3. What have Universities to offer?
  4. 4. What have Universities to offer? Thought, ways of thinking, Knowledge, debate, learning,….
  5. 5. A History of the World in 100 objects Wonders of the Soar System            © MMX
  6. 6. What have Universities to offer? Thought, ways of thinking, Knowledge, debate, learning,….
  7. 7. Why do we need to inspire? <ul><li>A literate (including science!) society – to ease its problems </li></ul><ul><li>Enable worthwhile careers for this and the next generation </li></ul><ul><li>To demonstrate the value of what Universities do </li></ul><ul><li>Change perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the experience of life </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Grand Challenge Problems - long-term benefits for society </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development </li></ul><ul><li>Culture, society & fun </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Clean energy </li></ul><ul><li>Political and social cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Global health </li></ul><ul><li>The cosmic environment – understanding humanity’s place </li></ul><ul><li>Medical ethics </li></ul><ul><li>………………… </li></ul>
  10. 11. Evidenced-based reasoning
  11. 12. What age group? <ul><li>Primary? </li></ul><ul><li>11-16? </li></ul><ul><li>16-19? </li></ul><ul><li>20-30? </li></ul><ul><li>30-70? </li></ul><ul><li>>70? </li></ul>
  12. 13. HOW?? <ul><li>1003 ways! – extra points for “new” audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  13. 14. HOW?? <ul><li>1003 ways! – extra points for “new” audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  14. 15. HOW?? <ul><li>1003 ways! – extra points for “new” audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  15. 16. HOW?? <ul><li>1003 ways! – extra points for “new” audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  16. 17. HOW?? <ul><li>1003 ways! – extra points for “new” audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  17. 18. Nature: May 2010
  18. 22. Every little helps…..
  19. 23. A two-way process…..

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