On these pages you will find information about the activities staff and students in the Department have been involved with as well as links to helpful resources if you are planning a public engagement event. If you are just starting to think about public engagement and how it could benefit your research you may find the University's 'Why engage?' page interesting.
The Department has recently been involved in some high-profile projects and in each of the three cases below either our colleague or the activity itself has won an award.
Many Departmental staff were involved in the award-winning Brain Diaries exhibition by contributing to demonstrations on the interactive days ‘Super Science Saturday’, ‘Brain Aware’ and ‘NeuroNight’.
Cristiana Vagnoni won 1st prize at the Bristol Science Film Fest Competition with her short film "Just a Touch" in collboration with Lev Tankelevitch (Experimental Psychology), Maria Lia Malandrino and Federico Malandrino (Animator and sound designer respectively).
Watch the prize-winning film here.
A number of images produced in the Department by staff and students were featured in this innovative public engagement event which was held in June 2017 in the University parks. Find out more here.
Worthy of special mention is Matthew Williamson, a DPhil Student in the Department, who won the public vote for the best image. See the winning image here.
Below we have summarised the kinds of things researchers and students have been doing to share their research with the public. In addition to activities coordinated from the Department, staff and students are often involved in science festivals and educational programmes around Oxford, as well as collaborations with other departments.
Read about the exciting activities researchers in the Department are doing in schools and nurseries in Oxford.
Many research groups in the Department have hosted older school children and given tours of their laboratory space. These tours seek to inspire students and give them an insight into the work we do.
Please take a look at the support that is available if you are planning a public engagement event, trying to secure funding for an activity or are thinking about becoming involved.
Between the Department, the Division and the University there is a wealth of opportunity to engage the public with your research, and plenty of help, expertise and advice available too!