Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
Nominations open for Institute of Physics Awards - education, outreach, widening participation and public engagement - Deadline 13 Jan
The Institute of Physics awards medals to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to physics and have six medals covering education, widening participation and public engagement.
The Physiological Society are hosting this free webinar by Science Education Consultant Sai Pathmanathan. It will be particularly useful for researchers with little experience of public engagement. Sign up by 28 Nov.
This online course, hosted by Future Learn and developed by WeObserve aims to help participants discover how to build citizen science projects to address environmental issues and create positive change.
A handy, short guide to a number of different methods you can use to evaluate different engagement activities, including their pros, cons and examples of how they were each used during the Curiosity Carnival, 2017.
Larkrise Primary School, a state school in Oxford, is holding its first Science Day on Thursday 12 March 2020 and are looking for people to bring along interactive activities.
These support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researcher’s own peer groups. Grants are worth up to £2,500.
Up to £4,000 is available to support the development, creation or evaluation of public engagement with research.
The Royal Society of Chemistry offers £500 to £2000 in small grants and up to £20,000 for large grants to support chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.
The Physiological Society is offering up to £20,000 to support increasing the understanding and awareness of physiology.
For the 50th Anniversary, there will be a new science area in the Green Futures field, and the organisers are welcoming applications for exciting interactive science stalls.
24 October 2019
The University of Oxford’s second Public Engagement with Research Conference will take place on Wednesday, 8th July 2020. The team organising it are currently looking for ideas and expressions of interest for contributions to the conference.
23 October 2019
Next year's British Science Festival is being hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, 8-12 September 2020, and is inviting proposals aimed at non-specialist adults (16+) with a broad interest in science.
22 Oxford PhD students in Environmental Research visited the Cotswolds last week and heard about local issues
The ORION Open Science project has developed a brand new live course for life sciences and biomedical researchers that will start on 21 October 2019. The ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences helps scientists share their research with the world more effectively.
Wellcome is currently looking for case studies to illustrate and celebrate what outcomes-focussed public engagement looks like in practice. Those chosen will be published and showcased within the research community to inspire researchers to do public engagement that makes a difference.
The MPLS Impact Awards are now open for nominations and include a specific category for Public Engagement with Research, and are open to researchers from across MPLS, DPhil up.
Three awards of up to £10,000 are available to help capture the wider impact of digital economy research and to provide researchers with the opportunity to tell their story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.
2 October 2019
TORCH is collaborating with Pop Up Projects and local youth groups to deliver two one-day workshops for young people. Led by Sudha Bhuchar, an experienced actor, playwright and artistic director, your role will be to work with the attendees and help them to produce a short piece of writing for the stage based on, or in response to, their own life experiences.