To check out our upcoming events please see below.

Jun
27
Wed
CPD STEM Science, Physics – Teacher – Tactile Collider – Bolton @ St James' Church of England School
Jun 27 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Curious as to how you can make cutting edge STEM research accessible to your students?

Tactile Collider is a project that aims to make science accessible to all, including people with visual impairments. We invite educators to join us for a CPD session looking at how tactile maps, objects, sounds and technology can be used to enhance teaching.

The session will include a brief introduction to the project and the challenges faced by sight impaired students when accessing science. We will introduce the strategies and methods of teaching which allow our audience to fully engage with the concepts.

Delegates will then be able to explore the resources and talk to the team about ways of making lessons inclusive for all.

This session isn’t just aimed at teachers of science, it will be of interest to all educators who deliver all subjects to all age groups. This session will be useful for all teachers and unmissable for teachers of visually impaired pupils.

This event will be followed immediately by an open event. Delegates will be welcome to stay and explore the resources further should they wish.

For more information on the project please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @tactilecollider

Or read our recent article https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/lhc-exhibit-expands-beyond-the-visual

Tactile Collider is 2018 winner of The University of Manchester People’s Vote for the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Better World Showcase and was Highly Commended in the Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility 2018 for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

If you have any accessibilty requirements please let us know before the event by emailing us on tactilecollidercpd@gmail.com

Tactile Collider – Making Particle Accelerator Physics Accessible To All – Bolton @ St James' Church of England School
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Curious as to what particle accelerators can tell us about the beginning of time?

Tactile Collider is a project which aims to make the science behind the Large Hadron Collider accessible to all. We have developed a fully immersive experience which guides participants through the particle content of the universe and the form and function of a particle accelerator.
Join us to experience the sights, sounds and feeling of particle accelerator physics, meet real life researchers and immerse yourself in cutting edge science.
This experience is suitable for all, including those with visual impairments.
For more information on the project please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @tactilecollider
Or read our recent article https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/lhc-exhibit-expands-beyond-the-visual
Tactile Collider is 2018 winner of The University of Manchester People’s Vote for the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Better World Showcase and was Highly Commended in the Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility 2018 for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
This is a drop in event and so participants can arrive and leave at any time.
If you have any accessibilty requirements or questions please contact us before the event by emailing us on tactilecollidercpd@gmail.com
We suggest that this event is most suitable for ages 11 to adult.
Jul
20
Fri
Blue Dot Festival 2018 @ Jodrell Bank Observatory
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day
Jul
26
Thu
WOMAD Festival 2018 @ Charlton Park
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Nov
7
Wed
Tactile Collider at the Cockcroft Institute
Nov 7 all-day
Nov
28
Wed
Tactile Collider at the University of Manchester
Nov 28 all-day
Mar
30
Mon
CANCELLED Tactile Collider at University of Liverpool Morning and Afternoon sessions @ University of Liverpool
Mar 30 all-day

Tactile Collider is coming to Liverpool!

If you are aged 11-18 and have a visual impairment we would love you to visit us.

Tactile Collider features a life size tactile particle accelerator model, immersive audio environments and 3D printed particle models, all with the aim of making exciting science accessible to students with visual impairments.

The workshop will last for 2 hours and students will be guided in small groups through activity stations allowing them to explore particle physics, magnetic fields, particle acceleration and the detection of the Higgs boson.

We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a fun session learning about cutting edge science and working alongside real scientists.

Please only reserve tickets for students (Accompanying adults don’t need a ticket) When you have booked a ticket please email us at hello@tactilecollider.uk with student name, if it’s OK to use your image on our promotional photos and if you access your work using Modified Large Print, Braille or something else.

We are holding both morning and afternoon sessions

Morning 10:00-12:00 to book tickets follow this link – http://bit.ly/TCLpoolMorning

Afternoon 12:45-14:45 to book tickets follow this link – http://bit.ly/TCLpoolAfternoon

For more information on the project please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @tactilecollider

Tactile Collider is 2018 winner of The University of Manchester People’s Vote for the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Better World Showcase and was Highly Commended in the University of Manchester 2018 Making A Difference Awards

2019 Winner of the Euopean Physical Society Outreach Award

2019 Winner of the RNIB Innovator of the Year Award

2020 Winner of the The University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation Better World Showcase