This team is responsible for developing and supporting a positive culture for excellent public engagement with research. This includes Oxford Sparks, training and more.
See the Public Engagement with Research pages for more information.
John Maddox Prize 2023 nominations open, deadline 1 May 2023
13 March 2023
The John Maddox Prize recognises those who face extraordinary challenges and advocating for an open and honest environment in which society can discuss scientific evidence. There is a category for early career researchers.
Learn about Public Engagement with Research at your own pace
10 March 2023
For busy researchers keen to get a primer on the basics of public engagement with research, we have created a new online course that you can complete whenever suits.
Anatomical Society Public Engagement and Outreach Grants, deadlines 9 March, 20 April
27 February 2023
The Council of the Anatomical Society offers up to £500 to support members of the Society to undertake public engagement and outreach activities in the field of Anatomy.
Royal Society Partnership Awards, deadlines 30 April, 30 June, 30 November
23 February 2023
The Royal Society offers up to £3,000 to support partnerships between schools and STEM professionals to bring research alive through investigative STEM projects.
Conspiracy theories in science engagement workshop & talk - 8th March
22 February 2023
This talk and workshop, hosted at the dept. of Materials Science (Parks Road) will be given by Dr Stephen Hughes from UCL, an expert on engaging the public around contentious and controversial issues.
Dr Michaela Livingstone-Banks
Head of Public and Community Engagement with Research
+44 (0)1865 282595
Latest Oxford Sparks Big Questions Podcast Episodes
Can my gut health improve my mental health?
8 March 2023
Why do research on research?
22 February 2023
How could spider sex unlock secrets to engineering?
8 February 2023
Is the metaverse doomed?
25 January 2023
Can you cure jet lag?
11 January 2023