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This inaugural one day event, which took place in July 2018, was an opportunity to be inspired, to learn, to be challenged and keep up to date with the cutting-edge of PER Practice and policy.

Selected sessions were filmed and are available on our youtube playlist.

You can review the sessions that took place by downloading a copy of the PER Conference 2018 online brochure.pdf.

A few highlights that I highly recommend watching:

7:21
Informing and Inspiring Different Public Audiences –SciComm with FanFiction
With Dr Sam Henry, Dept of Physics talking about a fascinating approach to communicating science.
29:27
Public Engagement Embedded in Research: Potential or Pipe-dream? 
A thought-provoking panel discussion on whether public engagement with research is and should be an integral part of research conduct and culture, featuring Prof Sarah Whatmore (head of Social Science Divisions), Paul Manners (Director, NCCPE), Prof Ben Sheldon (Head of Zoology) and Dr Jack Stilgo, Senior Lecturer (Dept of Science & Technology Studies, UCL).
38:11
Public Engagement with Research: Past, Present and Future

Dr Kevin Burchell, Independent Researcher and Dr Jenni Chambers, Head of Public Engagement Programmes, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on the history and drivers of Public Engagement.

 

 

"One thing I have come to appreciate is that public engagement is a life-long learning endeavour – there are always opportunities to learn and improve one’s practice; to innovate and to try something different".

- Professor Alison Woollard, Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research, University of Oxford

The next Public Engagement with Research Conference will take place in 2020.