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* 1. These 4 workshops will explore how different people respond to the global extinction crisis. The work that you produce will feed into a temporary interactive artwork for Manchester Museum which will prompt members of the public to consider their own ideas and feelings about extinction.

The workshops will take place on Zoom, which is a free online conference platform. You will be sent secure password-protected links ahead of each workshop.

Places are limited, we will send you an email to confirm if you have received a place.

More information about the project can be found on:

A detailed participant information sheet is available on This will also be emailed to you.

If you have any questions before you register, please contact Stefan Skrimshire, Botany House, University of Leeds,, 0113 343 5266.

Please confirm that you have read and understand the information sheet explaining the above research project and have had the opportunity to ask questions about the project.

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* 2. We would like participants to take part in a series of 4 workshops (ideally each of the following 4 Thursdays). However, we understand some people may not be able to commit to all. Please tick the ones you can do from the list below.

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* 3. Please tell us why you would like to take part in the workshops? What drew you to the project?

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* 4. Your contact details 

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* 5. Consent:

We will collect data from participants which may include personal data (e.g. drawings, poems, opinions on extinction, video and/or photography...). 

I agree for the data collected from me to be stored and used in relevant future research in an anonymised form. I understand that relevant sections of the data collected during the study, may be looked at by auditors from the University of Leeds or from regulatory authorities where it is relevant to my taking part in this research. I give permission for these individuals to have access to my records.

I agree for direct quotations, audio, photographic, and video recordings, or notes from the event, to be included in artistic and academic material published and created as part of the outputs of the Thinking Through Extinction / Voicing Silence project. I will be made aware of any recordings taking place, and can let the team know at any point if I would like recordings to not be used.

I agree to take part in the above research project and will inform the lead researcher should my contact details change during the project and, if necessary, afterwards.

Participants wishing to take part anonymously are welcomed, but need to let us know in advance of the workshops taking place.

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* 6. If you have any comments regarding the consents above, please let us know here.

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* 7. You will be discussing some topics that may trigger difficult emotions.

Whilst the purpose of the exercise is to facilitate open and supportive exploration of such topics, our facilitators are experienced in safe-guarding and they will make sure that you feel under no pressure to participate where you do not feel comfortable or safe to do so.

However, if you feel emotional or uncomfortable about the subject, please inform us.

If during the process you wish to withdraw from the project, please inform as soon as possible by email.