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  • MSD Public Engagement Materials Suite - The Division have recently produced a suite of materials to support public engagement, including banners and t shirts, which can be used at all kinds of events, such as science fairs or workshops. Most of the materials can be borrowed from the Medical Sciences Divisional Office in the JR, but DPAG have also been allocated 10 t-shirts available for use at public engagement events. Please contact Isabella Renehan if you would like to borrow t-shirts. 
  • Public Engagement with Research (PER) Portal - Information on public engagement from the University of Oxford.
  • PER Digest - Register for the Public Engagement with Research Digest, a monthly newsletter published by the University's PE Coordinator and intended for staff within the University for which public engagement is a key part of their role. If you would like to receive the digest, please email Lesley Paterson.
  • Oxford Sparks - A portal for schools and the public to engage with the wealth of exciting research taking place across the University. Contact Dr Michaela Livingstone-Banks for more information.
  • National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) - Further resources for public engagement activity.


  • Register for Oxford's first PER conference - Registration is now open for Oxford's first Public Engagement with Research (PER) Conference, happening on Thursday 5th July 2018. There are over 20 sessions - debates, workshops and keynote talks -  on offer with a mixture of internal and external speakers for delegates to be inspired, to learn, be challenged and keep up to date with the cutting-edge of PER practice and policy. A full conference programme is available here
  • NCCPE’s Public Engagement Professionals Network - The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement will be launching a new network for public engagement professionals (PEPs) across the UK from the beginning of the next academic year. Between June and September they are hosting a few taster events as a precursor to this; the closest ones to Oxford are in Cardiff and Manchester.  
  • NCCPE Engage Researchers' AcademyThis programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for researchers to explore the quality and value of engagement and improve the impact and relevance of their research. Early bird booking offers and bursaries available. There is no closing date but there are limited places. 
  • Introduction to Public Engagement - Tuesday 20th March 10am-1pm in the Dunn School, South Parks Road. An introduction for those looking to get started in public engagement with research covering the basics of what it is, how to get started and a chance to be inspired by those already doing it. You will also have the chance to start developing your own plans, get feedback and get pointers to further support and information. Register here.
  • Beyond communication: effective two-way engagement - Wednesday 21st March 9.30am-12.30pm in the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. This introductory session will introduce you to the what, why and how of turning your engagement into a rich, two-way conversation with your public audiences; a dialogue and debate are valuable approaches to move beyond communication to involve and consult the wider public in the research process. It can also provide the means to make any informative activity more engaging for those taking part. The session, delivered by Bridget Holligan, Director of Education and Engagement at Science Oxford, will highlight examples, practical tips and provide the opportunity for you to start to develop your own ideas and plans. Register here.
  • Public Engagement training - Other Public Engagement with Research courses within the University.