Public engagement with research

We’re committed to sharing our knowledge, resources and skills with the public and to listening to and learning from the expertise and insight of the different groups with which we engage.

Manifesto for Public Engagement logoWe have long played a central role in promoting the economic, cultural and social prosperity of our community.

Through our research, we aim to be seen as a valued source of ideas, innovation and inspiration by local people and organisations; to be at the heart of key strategic partnerships across the East of England; and to engage and enrich communities nationally in our flagship research initiatives, from our study of the hidden stories of the First World War, to bringing astrophysics to life in our mobile planetarium.

We are also a signatory to the Manifesto for Public Engagement, which is a commitment to the following:

Café Scientifique

Each month, academics explore different science and technology themes starting with a brief informal presentation followed by discussion and the opportunity to share ideas with the general public. Find out details about the next event.