Lecturers wanted for the Danish Science Week 2017

When the Danish Science Week kicks off in September, skilled speakers are required for the Science pays a visit scheme, where you visit primary schools, upper secondary schools and libraries, etc. This call applies to both researchers and students.

2017.05.04 | Christina Troelsen

Lecturers are needed to tell good stories about science, technology or health at primary and upper secondary schools, libraries and cultural centres as part of the Danish Science Week on 25–29 September 2017.

The Science pays a visit lecture scheme is for researchers, students and communicators from informal teaching environments.

What does it require to take part?

To be a lecturer means that you would like to tell a good story from the world of science and share your enthusiasm for the subject. You need to target your lecture to a specific age group, and put aside one or more days in September.

When you register your lecture, it is important that you include an interesting description of the contents, a short teaser and – in particular – a catchy title. You can see examples of previous descriptions and titles (in Danish only) here. We are happy to help you work out a catchy and easy-to-understand description for non-professionals.

Who, what and when?

The target group for Science pays a visit is school pupils (first-year to tenth-year classes) and upper secondary school pupils (first-year to third-year classes). The lectures take place during the daytime all over Denmark from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017. You decide for yourself:

  • where in Denmark you would like to give your lecture
  • how many lectures you would like to give
  • what type of lecture you would like to give
  • your target group

No remuneration is paid, but your transport expenses are refunded by the institution requesting your lecture.


Register your lecture (in Danish only) at www.naturvidenskabsfestival.dk/tilmeldoplæg . The deadline for registration is 1 August, but lectures that are registered by 8 May will be advertised in the online catalogue when we open for bookings on 11 May 2017.

Who is responsible?

Astra is responsible for the Danish Science Week, which takes place every year in September. The aim is to create science activities that stimulate the involvement of children and young people.

The Danish Science Week is a non-profit event financed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, as well as a number of private companies and foundations.

Astra is the national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark. Astra is an amalgamation of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) and the Danish Science Factory. As of 2017, it also includes ScienceTalents (ScienceTalenter).

Read more about Danish Science Week (in Danish only). 

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