Our next Engagement@Manchester lunchtime meeting exploring issues of public engagement is on Wednesday 18 March, 1-2pm at Manchester Museum.

Unusual festivals for engaging the public in your research
This session will explore some of the more unusual festival events that our researchers have taken part in to engage with the public and will give attendees the chance to discuss their ideas and ask any questions.


  • Jackie Stacey, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies will explore working with SICK! Festival, the first festival in the UK dedicated to revealing and debating our most urgent physical, mental and social challenges. SICK! is taking place now in Manchester and Brighton.
  • Ellie Welsh, Robogals (bringing engineering to girls) working with Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire.

Save the dates

  • 20 May 2015 – The why, what and how of public involvement in research
  • 15 July 2015 – What did we learn from REF/impact and public engagement?

What is Engagment@Manchester

Are you interested in public engagement? Do you want to meet other like-minded people at the University? Would you like to hear some inspiring ideas?

Then come along to this series of lunchtime meetings exploring different aspects of public engagement. There is a wealth of expertise across our university and we are running these free events to help us share engaging ideas and experiences.


Posted by Anna Bunney, Curator of Public Programmes Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester