Volunteering opportunities

Want to get involved in public engagement but don't know where to start? Why not consider participating in events organised by the College. These are an excellent way to enhance your communication skills and inspire future generations. Please get in touch to find out more or show your interest.

Adventures in Health: Secrets of the Lab

The theme for this year’s National Pathology Week (6-12 November) is ‘Pathology in the Community’.

As part of the celebrations the College will be hosting a number of events in the London borough of  Tower Hamlets where the College is based. We are looking at volunteers to help run the event.

There will be a variety of hands-on activities for schools and family groups covering a range of specialties.

We are  particularly interested to hear from people who have had Science Communication Training or who have previous public engagement experience, although this is not a requirement and we would like to hear from any enthusiastic members interested in the event.

When and where?

  • 10 & 11 November 2017, 8am-5pm
  • Mile End Ecology Pavilion, E3 5TW

If you are interested in volunteering for one or both days, and would like more information, please get in touch at rachel.berkoff@rcpath.org

Colourful Pathology at John Radcliffe Hospital

As part of National Pathology Week, we are running an activity at John Radcliffe Hospital to engage and inspire visitors, friends and family about pathology.

Science-based artist, Dr Lizzie Burns, will be running the stand to encourage visitors of all ages to discover the surprising beauty of pathology. Activities will include some colouring-in blood cells that Lizzie will be creating, and also making colourful sculptures inspired by microscopic images. The stand will be in the dialysis and trauma wards of the hospital.

Lizzie is looking for any pathologists who may be able to offer any time to join her.  Pathologists will be given a 'ask me about pathology' badge, and can help at the stand, answer questions and bring along any safe objects/images to encourage conversation.  All types of pathologists are very welcome.

When and where?

  • Wednesday 8 November: 10.15am-2.15pm
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

If you are able to help, please get in touch with Lizzie at sciencetolife@yahoo.co.uk.

Micrographia and Robert Hooke at the Ashmolean Museum

Dr Lizzie Burns will be running a stand for the Ashmolean on Robert Hooke who first observed cells, as described in his book 'Micrographia'.  Lizzie will share microscopic images as well as some of his artwork of cells, fleas and flies.  Participants of all ages will be encouraged to get drawing and create their own books inspired by the microscopic world.  

Lizzie is looking for pathologists who might be able to come with a microscope, or images from histology to share how Hooke's discovery is helping us now.  

When and where?

  • Friday 27 October: 7am-10.30am; Sunday 29 October: 12pm-2pm
  • Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH

If you are able to help, please get in touch with Lizzie at sciencetolife@yahoo.co.uk.