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Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards 2017 

Winning entries received recognition for their achievements at the Awards Ceremony on 28 June 2017.

Read about the winning projects here: VC PER Awards 2017.pdf

Watch the films of the winning projects here.

Project Awards

Ancient Greek Music - hearing long lost sounds again: Professor Armand D’Angour, Faculty of Classics

Back from the Dead – Demystifying Antibiotics: Oxford Martin School and Museum of the History of Science

Penguin Watch – citizen science to monitor the Southern Ocean: Dr Tom Hart, Department of Zoology and Professor Chris Lintott, Department of Zoology

The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland: Professor Gary Lock, Continuing Education Department and Institute of Archeology

Transforming Lion Killers into Lion Conservationists: Dr Amy Dickman, WildCRU, Department of Zoology

Unsilencing the Library - an Exhibition at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Museum: Dr Sophie Ratcliffe, Faculty of English Language & Literature

Early Career Researcher Awards

 Dr Alexy Karenowska, Department of Physics

 Dr Lucy Kaufman, Keble College

 Dr Kate Kennedy, Wolfson College

 Chico Camargo, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics 

 Dr Claire Sexton, Department of Psychiatry

Building Capacity Awards

 Museum of Natural History and Oxford Neuroscience for “Brain Diaries” 

 Department of Earth Sciences for “Borrow the Moon”

 Bodleian Libraries for “Printing Press”


Projects Category

 The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard - Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London: Professor Sondra Hausner, Faculty of Theology & Religion

LinguaMania, LiveFriday: Professor Katrin Kohl, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages and Ashmolean Museum 

The Vaccine Knowledge Project: Professor Andrew Pollard, Department of Paediatrics

Shakespeare’s Dead: Professor Emma Smith, Faculty of English Language & Literature and Bodleian Libraries

Early Career Researcher Category

 Dr Christina Dold, Department of Paediatrics

 Dr Ophélie Lebrasseur, Research Lab for Archaeology

Dr Kirsten Smith, Department of Experimental Psychology

Building Capacity Category

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit

Humanities Division Public Engagement with Research Summer School, Humanities Training Team

About the Awards

These awards recognise and reward those at the University of Oxford who undertake high-quality engagement activities and have contributed to building capacity in this area. Entrants can be at any level in their career and activities of any scale are welcome.

Public Engagement with Research Award - Previous Winners

Twelve winners received recognition for their achievements at the Awards Ceremony in 2016 (short film of the ceremony below).