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Museum of Natural History - Super Science Saturday
Museum of Natural History - Super Science Saturday
Credit: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Engagement opportunities

Public Engagement with Research Conference

Thursday, 5th July 2018
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

This one-day event will be an opportunity to be inspired, to learn, to be challenged and keep up to date with the cutting-edge of Public Engagement with Research (PER) practice and policy.  There will be 20 sessions with a mixture of internal and external speakers and workshop leaders.

This conference is for University of Oxford academics, researchers, research students and support staff across all disciplines that are either new to or experienced in Public Engagement with Research. External guests are by invitation only.


Review the sessions by downloading a copy of the PER Conference 2018 online brochure.pdf and then register via the Online Booking Form.

"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

Oxford Science and Ideas Festival (IF)

The Oxfordshire Science Festival will be changing into a new 'science and ideas' festival 'IF' that is taking place on 11-22 October 2018

The call for participation is now open: www.if-oxford.com.

Being Human Festival

Led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s national festival of the humanities.

This year the festival is running from 15-24 November and the festival theme is ‘Origins and Endings’.

Further details, including opportunities for funding support are available on the website. 

Other opportunities

Ashmolean MuseumLiveFridays enable researchers to take part in a night of performances, creative workshops and lively talks after-hours at the museum. 
Bright ClubThe 'thinking person's variety night' - for one night only researchers become comedians.
ESRC Festival of Social ScienceProvides an insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future. 
FameLabA communications competition designed to engage and entertain by through science presentations.
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of HereAn online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. 
Museum of Natural History 

ScienceSaturdays and SuperScienceSaturdays enables families to explore the collections, take part in interactive activities and meet the University's scientists.

Oxford Festival of the ArtsThe Festival offers a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature. 
Oxford SparksAn online platform to share the scientific research that takes place at the University with wider public audiences through high-quality animations and podcasts.
Oxford IF FestivalHands-on activities, thought-provoking talks, debates and events across all disciplines of science.
OxploreA digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom.
Pint of ScienceBrings brilliant scientists to a local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with the wider public.
Science CabaretInformal talks in bars, cafes and other public venues organised by Science Oxford.
The ConversationAn online source of thought-provoking articles written by researchers and academics, across all disciplines, for the public in the UK and globally. Further information is available here.
Three Minute ThesisThree Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) engages wider audiences with research activity that transcends traditional boundaries.