Engaging audiences with science

We devise creative activities for public engagement with science, including event design and management, training, and project evaluation.

Science Oxford

In 2021-22, we worked with Science Oxford to evaluate how the public engage with their new hands-on family events and demonstration space, the Live Lab.

Firstly, Edwin and Holly worked with the team to formulate an overarching Theory of Change as the evaluation framework. We then embedded the most suitable evaluation strategies into activities for young children and their families. 

We devised and delivered mixed methods approaches for cost effective and staff-led formative and summative evaluation data collection.

To conclude the project, our final report focussed on recommendations for future activity design and implementation.

evaluation design – exhibits – surveys – interviews  – evaluation report – public engagement with science

Smiling children playing at the Science Oxford Centre, developed for family public engagement with science.
Someone walking through the front doors of the Alan Turing Institute, who we developed a public engagement with science training course for.

The Alan Turing Institute

When it comes to AI and data science, public engagement with science is rapidly growing in importance.

We worked with the Alan Turing Institute’s Communications and Engagement team to design and deliver bespoke public engagement training for internal marcomms staff and research leaders. We ensured that the style and content was structured to meet the varied needs, backgrounds and experience levels of those taking part.

Our courses – delivered virtually on this occasion – equipped Institute staff with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and passion for public engagement with science and co-creation. It also used collaborative tools to address and problem-solve issues and barriers to engagement. Finally, this work mapped out routes towards consolidating the Alan Turing Institute as a neutral, impartial, and trusted voice in data science and AI.

public engagement training – small group training – virtual training – strategy planning – public engagement with science

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