Join our free online training session to explore creative and innovative methods for delivering public engagement activities. 

The session will be led by Jamie Gallagher, who will provide an overview of how to incorporate a range of creative activities into your public engagement event. Get inspired by ambitious examples and gain practical tips for successful and creative public engagement activity. 

What will be covered? 

  • Planning a creative public engagement event, drawing on real-world examples from the festival and beyond 
  • Inspiration and ideas for different event formats and types 
  • Simple and impactful ways to add creative flavour to your event 
  • Embedding your research and opportunities for two-way engagement into your event 
  • Tailoring event formats to your target audience 
  • Practical planning tips  

Who should attend?

  • Being Human Festival applicants, or those interested in applying  
  • Researchers at HEIs and research organisations who want to learn more about public engagement in the humanities 
  • Public engagement professionals 
  • Cultural and community organisations who are interested in public engagement 

This session is primarily aimed at those taking part, or thinking of taking part, in Being Human Festival, but is open to all.

Jamie Gallagher 

Dr Jamie Gallagher is an award-winning communicator and engagement professional with ten years’ experience in the delivery and evaluation of quality engagement projects. Working across dozens of institutions and subject areas he has helped improve the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every discipline. 

Joining the event

This event is free, but booking is required. It will be held online and joining details will be circulated via email to registered attendees. 

This event is part of a series of Being Human Festival training sessions exploring public engagement with research. Keep an eye on the Being Human website for upcoming sessions taking place later in the year.  

This session will be recorded. If you would like to receive a link to the recording, please sign up for the session to receive the recording link once it is available. 


This session will be held on Zoom and closed captioning will be available. Any resources referred to during the session will be circulated afterwards via email. Please make a note of any accessibility requirements in the booking form or contact the team at if you have any questions about accessing this event. 

Image: Of Mythic Worlds, Sainsbury Centre - Photo Credit: Katherine Mager

Creative Engagement

23 April 2024, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

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