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Scientists often struggle to communicate the findings of research. Our subject matter can be technical and not easily digested by a general audience. However, only with a story, findings can be communicated. Stories are the most powerful way to communicate information. Our audiences need stories to help them remember. So, we must tell the right stories about our findings. Only then, they can become part of the received knowledge that drives the possibility of scientific progress.

Event: MCAA UK Chapter is organizing a day training event on how to tell a story with the support of International Storyteller Clare Murphy. Working with Clare you will identify your story and work on how to present it in public events. It is a great opportunity to work with her on storytelling skills. We are including the link to her website (http://claremurphy.org/) as well as a couple of links to videos of her telling stories (1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHw2L3YTIVM and 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fCQ4niIfbg).

Date and Place: The training will be held on Saturday 13 April 2019 from 10am to 5:30pm with one-hour break at lunch time (lunch will not be provided) in Central London. The location of the event will make known as early as is feasible.

Registration: If you are interested, let us know by email (Marianna Marchesi – marchesim@cardiff.ac.uk and Elisabetta Li Destri Nicosia - elisabetta.lidestri@hta.co.uk) within Monday 28 January 2019. The workshop will be fully paid by the MCAA UK Chapter. Travel, accommodation and daily expenses of participants will not be covered. Due to size limitations of the available space, the number of participants will be restricted to the maximum permitted amount. The selection will be performed according to the chronological order of submissions.