Abstract submission

Once upon a time in a land of magic and mystery…

In Medieval Europe, only the monarchs and members of the Church received an education and could read. The common people knew the stories in the Bible through stained glass windows in churches, and shaped a world that they could not understand with legends. Rhinoceroses became unicorns, patients with porphyria were seen as vampires, and red hair was so scarce that its bearers were considered to be witches! This oral tradition kicked in the storytelling of minstrels and troubadours, from market squares in remote towns to the elegant court of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Poitiers.

Now it is your opportunity to re-enact the spirit of the medieval storytellers and #ShareYourMagic!

Abstract submission for the VIII International SRUK symposium is open to any researcher for poster presentations. You can also submit an abstract to present a public engagement activity in our Science Zone, the best platform to share all your magic with a broader audience (see details below).

All the abstracts should be submitted to symposium@sruk.org.uk with the email subject stating, before any other information, [POSTER-SRUK2021] or [SCIENCEZONE-SRUK2021] (including brackets) by the 14th of June 2021 (extended deadline). Oral and poster presentations are open only to SRUK members. Presenting at the Science Zone is limited to SRUK members, associates, and friends.



You will need to submit the poster (PDF file) and an abstract in English, not exceeding 250 words of the research of your choice, for which you can use this template. Figures and references are permitted. Presenters can use posters that have previously been presented at other meetings or conferences. Posters will be classified in one of the five categories below (please, indicate in the email description which one you think fits better):

  • Exact Sciences, Physics and Chemistry
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Linguistics and Humanities
  • Computer Science and Engineering

Posters will be exhibited virtually during the symposiums. Authors are encouraged to submit a short video (less than 5 min) explaining their poster in English.

Symposium attendees will be able to vote for their favourite posters (up to a maximum of three) and the author of the poster with the highest number of votes will receive a £100 award. This prize is incompatible with the prizes awarded to the best and most popular talks. All presenters will receive a certificate of participation.

Science Zone

Applying for public engagement activities in the Science Zone festival can be done by filling in this form.

Attendees will be able to vote for their favourite Science Zone stand and the exhibitor with the highest number of votes will receive an award of £150. All contributors will receive a participation certificate.

NOTE: Abstract submission does not constitute symposium registration and it is not mandatory to submit a scientific abstract to be able to attend it. Please register separately as a symposium attendee here.

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact us here.