On this page you will find training opportunities and resources provided by the SAS Public Engagement team. Some opportunities are open to all interested in humanities public engagement, while others are for SAS and SHL staff only.


Public engagement forum (SAS & SHL staff only)

The School has set up a cross-institute forum which aims to bring together everyone interested in public engagement projects, opportunities and collaborations. The forum will take place every few months with upcoming meetings being shared via the SAS and SHL briefing. If you would like to add a topic to the next meeting’s agenda or if you have any questions about the forum please email engage@sas.ac.uk

Public engagement drop-in (SAS & SHL staff only)

Got a question about public engagement, interested in taking part in the Being Human festival, applying for funding or organising an activity for a non-specialist audience? The SAS public engagement team runs drop-in public engagement sessions every Wednesday. No need to pre-book, just come along to Room 205 on the second floor of Senate House. If you would like to find out more about drop-in sessions please email engage@sas.ac.uk.

Social Scholar talks

Social Scholar was a series of lunchtime talks and seminars which explored ways of being ‘social’ with research. Below are some of the recorded sessions from this series.

The challenges of taking research into schools

Dr Peter TA Jones draws on his experience of working with the ‘Brilliant Club’ in placements in ‘low participation’ secondary schools to reflect upon the most effective methods to meet the challenges of taking research into schools. Current models of impact and engagement have tended to place too much emphasis on the social worth that academics can generate by ‘reaching out’ of their intellectual comfort zone into some abstract space populated with intractable young minds.

Turning your research into an exhibition

In this session, Professor Kiera Vaclavik from Queen Mary, University of London draws on her experience curating The Alice Look at the V&A Museum of Childhood to talk about how research can be turned into an exhibition.