The School of Advanced Study is uniquely placed to play a leading role in facilitating public engagement activity in the humanities. As an international centre dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research, it is proud to take a leading role in embedding public engagement both institutionally and within a broader research culture.

The School is a signatory of the NCCPE’s Manifesto for Public Engagement. As such it recognises a responsibility to contributing to society through public engagement, to learning from and evaluating this process and to allowing staff, students and fellows to benefit from public engagement by gaining new perspectives and insights on their work.

Public engagement at SAS is led by Professor Sarah Churchwell, the School’s Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities.