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Higher Education & Research Institutes

Meet the scientists performing the latest research into fungal biology and learn about their work.

Discover:

  • Fungi causing diseases in humans, plants, insects and animals

Learn about:

  • The science behind our understanding of fungal biology & ecology

Scientists

Want to publicise your research?

 Use our ideas, tools and resources for promoting your research and boosting awareness of fungal biology.

  • Take the Cafe Scientifique Challenge

    For UKFD 2016 we are hoping to exceed the number, and diversity, of public engagement events we supported in 2015. In particular we are aiming to increase the number of events hosted by academic mycologists across the country. 

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    Take the Cafe Scientifique Challenge
  • How to organise a Cafe Scientifique talk

    Here we provide information that will help you to organise a Cafe Scientifique talk in your local area.

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    How to organise a Cafe Scientifique talk
  • Take part in a UKFD event at your institution or at a venue near you

    Contact us or take a look at our events map to find out if there is a UK Fungus Day event taking place near you. Volunteer to run an exhibit, give a talk or run a fungus guided walk.

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    Take part in a UKFD event at your institution or at a venue near you
  • Give a talk in a school

    Would you like to sign up to give a fungus talk in one of your local schools? This may be a secondary school or a Primary School. Contact us for more information.

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    Give a talk in a school
  • Advice on running a UK Fungus Day event

    Some tips from the University of Birmingham Think Tank, who ran a UK Fungus Day event for the general public called \'Life under the lens\'.

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    Advice on running a UK Fungus Day event

Tips on how to promote your event

  •     Local media (radio and press)
  •     Mail drop to local schools and colleges
  •     Stream your event
  •     Templates for flyers and banners
How to publicise your event

Blog about your public engagement event

Contribute to our UK Fungus Day Blog by telling us about a recent public engagement activity. What did you gain from taking part?  Did you enjoy the experience? Can you offer any advice or materials to other academics wishing to take part in a similar exercise? Can you write about your research in layman terms and share exciting results with us?

Public

Events

Many fungal biologists are organising talks and demonstrations.

Find a public engagement event in your area. 

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