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Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards

The winners received recognition for their achievements at the Awards Ceremony that took place on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at Keble college, University of Oxford. You can read more about the winning projects and people here: VC PER Awards 2019 Brochure

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor says: “It is inspiring to see the positive impact these activities have both on research and on the individuals and communities that have been involved, from Cambodian villages to 'Baby Higgs' hunters and the children of imprisoned mothers.”

You can view the films below on three of the winning and highly-commended projects and people from this year's Awards to give you a flavour of the Public Engagement with Research that takes place at Oxford.

How do badgers respond to scents from other species? (Early Career Researcher Category; Highly-Commended)

Engagement at the Pitt Rivers Museums (Building Capacity, Award Winner)

Victorian Light Night... Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives (Projects Category, Award Winner)

Previous awards

Details of the previous VC PER Awards can be found here:

2017 -  Brochure, award ceremony film

2016 - Brochure, award ceremony film

For reference only - Entries for the 2019 Awards are now closed

Public Engagement with Research Conference

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

"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.