Say it so it stays: oral presentation skills for scientists (Intervals - CÍCLIKS)

Aim:To improve scientists’ effectiveness and confidence when presenting their science to their peers. To equip participants with key tools that will enable them to continue growing their public speaking skills throughout their lives.
Provider: Elinor Thompson & Roni Wright
For:All PRBB residents

This course uses a unique methodology that helps participants master the holistic process of planning, crafting and performing a great presentation. We address all aspects of preparing and performing your presentation to help your audience understand and enjoy your talk.

Study commitment:

Participants should prepare a short presentation before the course, guidelines will be sent one week before.
Between the workshop sessions there will be some preparation activities for the next session.


Elinor Thompson is a public health specialist and educator, who trained originally as a medical doctor. She co-founded the PRBB Intervals programme and has been running professional training for scientists for over a decade.

Roni Wright is an award winner scientific presenter with over 15 years academic research experience in cancer research. In addition, she teaches PhD courses within the UPF and course lectures at the Universidad Internacional de Cataluña (UIC).

"It was beyond my expectations and make me think in my own confidence, not only giving the right information, but more important, considering in the audience listening to me" Edition 2019.
"It’s a compulsory course for everyone who cares about communicating their science" Edition 2018.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
26th, 27th & 31st March 2020 26th : Charles Darwin room; 27th March & 31st March: Marie Curie room
26th March: 9:30 - 18:00; 27th March: 14:00 - 18:00; 31st March: 9:30 - 13:30
10 Cancelled    

Please note that this is a course in oral presentation skills NOT an English language learning course. It is therefore suitable for both native and non-native English speakers. Participants should have an advanced level of conversational English. If in doubt about your level please arrange an interview with the course leader.

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

16th, 20th and 22nd January 2020
29th, 31st October & 5th November 2019
4th, 8th & 9th July 2019
9th, 10th & 14th January 2019
15th, 16th, 17th & 23rd May
16th, 18th & 22nd January 2018
3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th July 2017
13th, 15th, 20th & 22nd February 2017
5th, 7th, 12th & 14th April 2016
8th, 10th, 15th & 17th September 2015
14th, 20th & 22nd October 2014.
4th, 11th & 13th February 2014
1st and 8th October 2013
29th January & 5th February 2013
17th, 18th, 24th & 25th October 2012
20th & 21st March 2012
8th & 9th November 2011
8th & 9th February 2011
30th November & 1st December 2010
Edition 4: 6th & 7th July 2010
Edition 3: 10th & 11th November 2009
Edition 2: 30th June & 1st July 2009
Edition 1: 25th & 26th February 2009