talking science radio imageA science radio show developed by the University of Aberdeen Public Engagement with Research Unit and Shmu FM.

The show is a weekly opportunity to share information about research projects with a wide audience.

Talking Science brings a mix of news, interviews and regular features including science you can try at home and a weekly sound of science competition.  

Researchers from across the University are interviewed on air, and there will also be a focus on topics being discussed at forthcoming Café Scientifique sessions and other events. 

The new Talking Science show is presented by the Public Engagement with Research team working with staff and students across the University wishing to develop their communications and presenting skills.

The show airs at 2pm each Tuesday and is available to listen again online.

Talking Science is supported by a science engagement grant from the Scottish Government aimed at encouraging widening access with hard to reach groups and rural communities. Shmu FM broadcasts to the 7 regeneration areas in Aberdeen and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm and a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

Talking Science is the second University based show to feature in the Shmu schedule, as the Growth Matters programme is hosted by Cruickshank Botanical Gardens curator Mark Paterson.

Staff and students wishing to get involved with the initiative should get in touch with the public engagement team at peru@abdn.ac.uk

You can listen to some of our previous shows via our SoundCloud account.