The PER Forum is a new termly series of events for Oxford's research community to explore and debate Public Engagement with Research practice and policy and provide opportunities for sharing learning and networking.
Many benefits have been demonstrated for researchers undertaking Public Engagement with Research (PER). Furthermore it can provide the opportunity to develop new skills, which can be particularly beneficial for those early in their career whichever future path is chosen.
But when time is split across so many priorities and duties, should ECRs aim to do public engagement? If so - why and how do you build public engagement into your academic career? How do you to decide what to do and what not to do? In what ways can we improve research culture to enable ECRs to pursue their public engagement aspirations? Or should the focus for those in the earlier stages of their career be the pursuit of publications until they are better established - the engagement part can come later?
For more details and to register: http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/public-engagement/support-researchers