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We are committed to science communication and public engagement locally, regionally and on a national and international scale.
Our scientists hold public lectures and speak at informal venues (Oxford SciBar and Cafe Scientifiques) and unusual places such as on a soapbox at the London riverside or at science comedy nights in pubs.
We organise hands-on workshops and Sixth Form conferences for school students to give them a taste of university life. Our researchers regularly give science and career talks at local schools and have mentored research projects of school students towards a CREST Award. A team of PhD students and staff run 'CSI Oxfordshire', a free loan kit scheme that enables schools to use real scientific equipment in their classes.
We have links to Science Oxford, the local branch of the British Science Association and other Oxfordshire science organisations and institutes, and work together on a number of public engagement projects. As such we strongly support the annual Oxfordshire Science Festival and run a stall at the 'Science in Your World' event in Oxford City Centre. The Brookes Science Bazaar, one of the Science Festival's flagship events, now attracts over one thousand visitors in a single day and is hugely popular with children (and adults) of all ages.