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Confident public speaker? Help us in our mission to foster a passion in science and critical thinking

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Spaceship Earth

We are setting up a local Science Center to foster passion in science and critical thinking.

We are looking for someone interested in public speaking about critical thinking and cognitive biases.

You will be provided with training and material to carry out the role.

You don’t need to memorise the talk as you will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes.

The idea is to teach a logical fallacy and cognitive bias once a week and show a video to encourage people to feel inspired about science.

The logical fallacies we are using are from this website: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/
The cognitive bias we are using are from this website: https://yourbias.is/

The purpose of the meeting is to provide people the skills to understand the world around them as there is growing concern over the lack of scientific literacy causing people to harm themselves or others.

There is a strong need in Reading to counter fake news and false information being spread on social media and other platforms.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Matt Mason,
Lastname
Mobile?
07707462299

Map
Location description
Reading Town Center
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Public speakerCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
You will be trained to speak about critical thinking and logical fallacies, and to use the PowerPoint software
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Team meetings, regular contact with other volunteers and staff.
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
4 October 2019

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