Cambridge PE Network Exchange Series: The Importance of Engagement in Research

Public Engagement with Research connects people, creates bridges between research and society, and brings new skills and perspectives to all involved.

The Cambridge PE Network Exchange Series provides public engagement professionals with the confidence and expertise needed to support researchers to connect with their communities and stakeholders. Whether this is around fundamental research, pressing societal challenges or formats for engagement, these masterclasses will support learning and skills sharing, explore evaluation methods and creative ideas, and enable members to connect with colleagues. 

Each exchange is held on the fourth Thursday of the month and start at 2PM (UK time) and will be a ~1-hour workshop (30-40 minutes discussion focused on a case study, plus Q&A) , followed by an optional 30-minute networking in

All welcome. Please sign-up here.


Thu 24 Feb: Giles Yeo (MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit) 
How working with TV and Radio connects with my science?

Thu 24 March: Amanda Stranks (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
How to provide tools for Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement?

Thu 21 April: Sarah-Jane Harknett (University of Cambridge Museums)
How to evaluate engagement and impact in museums?

Thu 26 May: Hélène Doerflinger (Wellcome / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
SCoPE & ASTP - How to inspire and connect with the next generation of scientists?

Thu 23 June: Rebecca Shipley (Our Cambridge)
Introduction to Lean for PE (1.5 hour workshop)

July – August: summer break

Thu 22 Sept: Suzy O’Hara (University of Sunderland) 
Connecting Communities with the Human Cell Atlas through ArtScience collaborations