The expert public engagement teams of Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) work with researchers from within the University and beyond on public engagement with research (PER) activities in our spaces and using our collections. These activities include talks and debates, trails and tours, digital engagement and more.
Pre-Covid, in 2019 GLAM venues welcomed over 3.3million visitors and visitor numbers are climbing once again as the world emerges from the pandemic.
GLAM can work with researchers to:
- advise on the development of workshops and other engagement opportunities tailored to specific audiences, stakeholders and partners
- organise and host events in GLAM’s inspiring spaces
- develop exhibitions and displays that share and showcase research
Exhibitions, events, debates and wider public engagement programmes are extremely effective at engaging public audiences with research. GLAM staff are skilled in communicating with non-specialist audiences, evaluating engagement and demonstrating impact.