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Public Engagement with Research Conference

The next Public Engagement with Research conference will take place on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford.

This one-day event is an opportunity to explore Public Engagement with Research and keep up to date with the latest practice and policy.

There will be over 30 talks, workshops and debates together with networking opportunities featuring internal and external speakers and contributors.

This conference is for Oxford's researchers, research students and professional services staff and invited external guests.

Further information about the conference and registration details will be available from this webpage in due course.

The inaugural event took place in July 2018; you can review the sessions that took place by downloading a copy of the PER Conference 2018 online brochure.pdf or take a look at the short PER Conference 2018 film.

"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

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 (2017)

2016 - Brochure, award ceremony film (2016)

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