Ashmolean wins University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research

The Ashmolean, with the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division, is delighted to have today been announced as one of 12 winners of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research.

Staff member demonstrating to group of visitors at an event

These awards recognise and reward individuals and departments across the University of Oxford who undertake high-quality Public Engagement with Research. The Ashmolean and the Social Science Division (SSD) have been given this award for a co-hosted public evening event in 2015.

In May 2015, the Ashmolean and the Social Sciences Division joined forces to hold Social Animals, one of the museum's late night LiveFriday events. More than 4,500 people attended the evening of live performances and interactive workshops that engaged Oxfords public with over 70 of Oxfords cutting-edge social scientists from across the division, using the Ashmolean's collections as an entry point to engage the public.

Follow this link to view the event page on our website.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson said: “I am delighted to introduce these awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in Public Engagement with Research from across the University. It has been exciting and reassuring to see the myriad ways in which people have been engaged with the extraordinary research here at Oxford.”

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