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The Forum is a new termly series of events for Oxford's research community to explore and debate Public Engagement with Research practice and policy and provide opportunities for sharing learning and networking. Details of the first event are provided below:

Early Career Researchers: when to get engaged?

Oxford Union, Wednesday 12th December 2018

4-6pm, networking reception from 7pm

Many benefits have been demonstrated for researchers undertaking Public Engagement with Research (PER). Furthermore it can provide researchers with skills for professional development, which can be particularly beneficial for those early in their career, whichever future career path is chosen. However, it also takes time and resource, alongside the many other priorities and duties carried out by ECRs.

At what point in a researcher's career should the bid to engage the public begin? Or should the focus for those in the earlier stages of their career be the pursuit of publications until they are better established - the engagement part can come later? In what ways can we improve research culture to enable ECRs to pursue their public engagement plans?

The line-up

Chair Mark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society University College London
Speakers Abigail Williams Professor of English Literature University of Oxford
  Richard Watermeyer Reader in Education University of Bath
  Chris Lintott Professor of Astrophysics & Citizen Science Lead University of Oxford
Host Alison Woollard Academic Champion for PER University of Oxford

Who should attend?

Early Career Researchers; PIs and other research and professional services staff that support ECRs and their career development; PER Facilitators that support ECRs.


For full details and to register your interest to attend - deadline Wed 21 Nov