Event Details

  • When: Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Dates:  Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2020

    Friday 7.30-9.30pm
    Saturday 9.30am till 5.30pm
    Sunday 9.30am till 12.30pm

    Tuition Fees: £195*

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the booking link below.

    Where: Emerson College Campus, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK

    Booking: Click here to book



Join Giovanna Conforto for an exciting and creative journey to the meeting point of science and stories, and you may be surprised what you find.

My mother and father were both physicists. My mother believed in God and my father did not. My father would ask her: “How can you be a scientist and believe in God?”, to which my mother would always reply: "How can you be a scientist and not believe in God?”

Science and storytelling is an exciting new development in our understanding and communication of science. But like the beliefs of my parents, science and storytelling may seem to be so very different. Over the course of this weekend, we will explore how we can bring them together in new and interesting ways. The magic and the mysteries of science are not just for scientists, and the wonders of the imagination are not just for artists.

Our starting point for the weekend will be questions: Why can science be so difficult to explain? How can we capture its complexities in a way that is easy to understand? How can science be made more ‘friendly’? And amongst the signs and symbols of science, are there other stories to be told?

Who is it for?

· Scientists who would like to learn new ways of communicating their research

· Science teachers who would like alternative ways to engage their students

· Anyone curious about the connections between stories and science


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Giovanna Conforto - Storyteller, Teacher and Event Producer

Giovanna Conforto is an Italian storyteller, teacher and educator. She has been exploring the interplay of science and storytelling for many years, including national and international projects with scientists, academics, teachers, artists and students. She is co-author of the European Science-Theatre guidelines for the creative teaching of science. She is currently the Creative Director of the Italian Storytelling Center, creative associate at Lignin stories and trainer at Esplora Interactive Science Center in Malta.