Public Engagement

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 with research locally and nationally. To do this, it uses the NCCPE’s definition of public engagement:

'Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.'

Public Engagement at SAS is led by Professor Sarah Churchwell, Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities and Professor of American Literature at SAS. The SAS Public Engagement team lead Being Human Festival, the UK's national festival of the humanities.

Follow the Public Engagement team on Twitter @engageSAS. Contact the Public Engagement team: