Public Engagement and Outreach Section
Our researchers participate in activities to bring science to a wider audience and inspire the next generation of scientists.
From graduate students to professors, they can be found enthusiastically explaining their science - on the radio, television, web or stage, or at schools, science festivals and fairs and in pubs.
We are proud of our researchers' achievements in this area, for example:
Kate Wright (Photo by J. Rowntree)
Jonny Brooks-Bartlett at the FameLab UK 2014 final
Professor Elspeth Garman (email@example.com) is the department's lead for Public Engagement and Outreach. As well as being an outstanding scientist and inspiring teacher, she is also an enthusiastic supporter of public engagement. She has given talks to audiences all over the country, featured on the radio and in videos, and is active in encouraging girls and women to participate and excel in science.
For example, the Seiradake group hosted two enthusiastic A-level students for a hands-on practical in 2018. Arianwen Herbert and Jade Gough spent four days at our department to learn molecular biology techniques hands-on and to find out what it is like to be a biochemist. Click here to read their report.
If you work in the department and are interested in getting involved with public engagement and outreach activities, you can find details of opportunities under 'Working in the Department'.