How to register for an individual seminar? Please find the registration links in the programme of upcoming speakers here. Zoom registration links open up periodically. These registrations are manually approved by us, so please do not worry if your approval email does not come immediately. However, do contact us if you have not received your zoom credentials one hour before the seminar.
How to register for the entire series? Please send us an email with your request, including your
Q&A section of the seminar After each talk we will have a Q&A session with the speaker. Any attendee is welcome to submit their questions in the Q&A box of the zoom webinar at any time. Alternatively, attendees can raise their hand after the talk and ask their question in person.
Recordings of past seminars All our past seminars are available to rewatch on our YouTube channel.
How to nominate somebody or volunteer yourself If you would like to nominate a speaker for our ongoing seminar series, or volunteer yourself, please send us an email with your suggested topic, position and affiliation.
Registering with non-affiliate emails If you prefer to register for the zoom webinar with a non-affiliate email address, we will try to confirm your affiliation and/or contact you. This is a precautionary measure against zoom trolling. We want to offer a safe and welcoming environment for all of our speakers and for all attendees who wish to ask questions and discuss the content of the talks.
Have not heard from us after a couple of days? If you have not received a response to your email, or approval to your registration, after a couple of days, please check your spam folder. If our response is not there, please try reaching any member of the organisation team (emails and social media are listed here).
YouTube recording & GDPR If you asked a question in person, but do not wish to appear in the YouTube recording, please send us an email and we can remove that part.
Seminar format The seminar consists of a 45-50 min talk with 10-15 min questions, as a zoom webinar.
Target audience The talk should be aimed at a broader audience, from PhD students to experts in our field.
Technical aspects You will have panelist role in the zoom webinar. A (preferably up-to-date) zoom desktop installation is prerequisite for you to be able to access the practice session mode before the seminar goes live, and for you to be able to share your screen during the talk. So please make sure you are not using the browser extension or web application only. Besides that, any presentation mode which can run on your own computer should work.
Practice session We will come online in "practice session mode" 15 minutes before the seminar, so you can test out anything you'd like. In case you would prefer a separate/longer practice session, please let us know.
Presentation layout optimised for the stream and recording As you can see in the already uploaded zoom stream recordings, a small video frame of the speaker will be placed in the top right corner. So while designing your presentation, please try to avoid putting important text there, as it won't be visible in the recorded version.
Copyright This seminar series will be live-streamed to the public via YouTube. What additional steps (if any) are required where these presentations include figures from academic papers – assuming they are referenced and acknowledged clearly? -- The reuse of the figures may be covered by the copyright exception for quotation in Section 30(1ZA) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. If you follow the link you will find the wording of the exception, which is one of the "fair dealing" exceptions in the legislation. You can rely upon the exception as long as your reuse of the material is "fair dealing" in the circumstances. These are the basic guidelines:
You need to credit the authors and source of each figure.
Each figure is directly relevant to the arguments of the presentation in which it appears
You are not reproducing more of someone's work than justified by the context
The "fair dealing" test is mainly a question of whether you could be damaging the interests of the copyright owner, for example by offering a competing product or treating their work in a derogatory manner. Reproducing a single figure from a paper would not usually be a problem as long as it is cited correctly. So relying on the Section 30(1ZA) exception is a possibility, but you (or the author) would need need to take a view on each case. The alternative is to seek permission. One factor to bear in mind is that by streaming on YouTube you are making the work available to a very large potential audience but you could still be covered by the exception.