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Investigating how and if public engagement with research can be embedded into an academic conference.



Project status



4 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2021

Graphic featuring an illustration of Bath Abbey in front of a starry back drop
The National Astronomy Meeting 2021 hosted by the University of Bath

Since 2008 the work to create processes and structures that enable researchers to carry out meaningful public engagement with their research has focused on UK universities and research centres. With funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Engaged@NAM2021 was a project led by the University of Bath’s Public Engagement Unit to test if the approaches and lessons learned from this work could be applied in other settings where academic culture plays out, specifically an academic conference.

Engaged@NAM2021 blogs

Discover some of our thinking and learning about embedding public engagement with research in an academic conference.


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