Related opportunities

We have lots of different opportunities that come up throughout the year. Keep an eye on this page to find out more.

Level Up Human – feature in a live comedy science podcast panel show

About Level Up Human

Let’s redesign the human! We’ll soon be able to edit our genome, travel in driverless cars, hug companion robots… let’s write a to-do list for humanity.

Wouldn’t it be great to zoom in with your eyes, change colour at will or type with your feet?

Our guest judges consider pitches from experts, the studio audience and Mother Nature herself in pursuit of good ideas for the next stage of humanity.

How can you get involved?

If you are a physiologist looking to broaden your skills outside of the lab and inspire others to take an interest in science then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. The Physiological Society has funded a series of Level Up Human podcasts and we are looking for a different member to sit on the panel for each of the nine new episodes. If successful in being selected to sit on the panel you will be asked to answer the question: ‘if you were to redesign the human body what would you change?’

Dates for three recordings have been confirmed:

  • 15 June 2019 (Hatch, Manchester)
  • 16 July 2019 (Barbican Centre, London)
  • 20 Aug 2019 (Barbican Centre, London)

There will be more dates and venues to follow if you can’t make these.

If you are interested in finding out more and speaking to the creators of the podcast then please email outreach@physoc.org. You can also find out more about the podcast or listen to previous episodes here.

The Naked Scientists

Scriptwriters and/or narrator physiologists needed!

Based at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), the Naked Scientists are a team of scientists, doctors and communicators whose passion is to help the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine.

We awarded the Naked Scientists a public engagement grant to create a series of short videos on a head to toe journey of the human body which will be broadcasted to their huge following via their radio show and on Youtube.

They are looking for expert physiologists in the following fields to do some script writing:

  • Hindbrain & midbrain
  • Forebrain
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Blood vessels & blood pressure
  • Blood: gas carriage & clotting
  • Digestion: oesophagus and stomach
  • Uterus & placenta
  • Skeleton and bone
  • Speech
  • Ribcage (diaphragm)
  • Homeostasis
  • Heart failure
  • Cold
  • Space (microgravity)
  • pH balance
  • Overeating & obesity
  • Infection & fever
  • Growth
  • Drug Use

If you or anyone you know might be interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more then please email adam@thenakedscientists.com or outreach@physoc.org.

Our flagship annual activities

In addition to above, we also celebrate Physiology Friday and run the BioBakes baking competition every year.

Know of another opportunity you want to be involved in e.g. a festival or fair?

The Society are happy to support ad hoc grant applications for public engagement activities.

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