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Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.

Priyanka at live final

IF: the new science and ideas festival, from the team that previously brought you the Oxfordshire Science Festival, will be taking place 11-22 October, and now is your chance to get involved.

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities and includes opportunities to showcase the interactions between the sciences and humanities, or the sciences through the humanities. Funding is available.

Following talks as diverse as ‘How to build a mind,’ ‘Jungle remedies’ and ‘Scrambled flu and contagious eggs’, eight brave and brilliant performers have made it through to the final of the Oxford region’s FameLab UK competition, including two from Physics and a mathematics lecturer at St Hugh's.

Registration is now open for The BIG Event - a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field.

The Microbiology Society are offering grants of up to £5,000 for organising any education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology are available to Full, Full Concessionary and Postgraduate Student Members.

This recognises an ecologist who has bridged the gap between ecology and other groups. The award is worth £1,000.

The Outreach and Engagement Awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by new scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public with cash prizes up for grabs.

The Oxford Scientist, formerly Bang Science! magazine is a student-run publication with blogs, news and more. They're looking to extend their reach out to local schools and are running a science writing competition for secondary school students in years 10-12.

The IOP Plasma Physics Group is proud to host the annual Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize 2018. The award recognises those who exemplify excellence in outreach to the general public through the communication of plasma physics to those that are non-experts.

Each year the OxTalent awards recognises members of the University who have made innovative use of digital technology, including to improve impact through outreach and public engagement.