Public Engagement with Research

Public Engagement with Research describes the many ways that members of the public can be involved in the design, conduct and dissemination of research. High quality engagement is a two-way process with the goal of generating mutual benefit between the public and researchers and ultimately enhancing the quality or impact of research. Find out more about public engagement with research at the University of Oxford on the University's dedicated web pages.

The Gardens, Libraries and Museums are well placed to work with researchers, both from within Oxford and beyond, to engage audiences with their research and achieve impact.

Public engagement with research activities across GLAM

 

GLAM can work with researchers to:

  • develop exhibitions that showcase research, creating a forum for the public to engage
  • organise events and advise on the development of workshops geared towards target audiences, stakeholders and partners
  • host events, workshops and receptions in our collection spaces.

Exhibitions, events, debates and wider public engagement programmes are extremely effective at engaging public audiences with research, while specialist collections staff are skilled in communicating with non-specialist audiences, evaluating engagement and demonstrating impact.

If researchers would like to work with GLAM we suggest that they get in touch at the start of their planning process so that costs can be factored into funding applications.

Get in touch

Contact individual collections for further details, or for the Museums you can contact the Museums Research Facilitator, Harriet Warburton: harriet.warburton@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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